The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Dari – ??? is now available for free download.
A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker and is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
A FEW FACTS ABOUT DARI:
- Dari (in modern usage) is the variant of Persian spoken in Afghanistan.
- It is one of the two constitutional languages of Afghanistan, the other being Pashto.
- Dari is the most widely spoken language in the country, with over 50% of the population speaking Dari as a first language.
- The underlying shared language is the most important Indo-European language in Southwestern Asia. It has several dialects, three of which are spoken by the majority of speakers: 40 million people speak Western Persian, sometimes known as Farsi and the national language of Iran; 15 million speak Tajik, the national language of Tajikistan, and 15 million use Eastern Persian or Dari.
OTHER OFFICE 2010 LANGUAGE RELEASES
In addition to Dari, the Office localization team has released a number of other language versions in the last month or so. Here’s a small round-up:
- Bangla (?????)
- Bosnian Latin (bosanski)
- Georgian (???????)
- Khmer (?????)
- Malay, Brunei (Bahasa Melayu Brunei)
- Maltese (Malti)
- Nepali (?????? )
- Quechua (runasimi)
Is your language not on the list? Check the full list of released and upcoming languages on the Office LIP download page.
WINDOWS 7 AND INTERNET EXPLORER 9 IN THESE LANGUAGES
In addition to Office 2010, these languages have already released for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 and can be downloaded here:
If you are a localizer, translators, author, or just need to know how the terminology and UI are translated in these products, visit the Microsoft Language Portal next week when this reference material will be available for online Search.