Microsoft India has announced the availability of the Internet Explorer 9 browser in 11 Indian regional languages, specifically, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. This is part of a global launch of 53 additional languages. Microsoft has been working on language computing in India since 1998, when the then Chairman Bill Gates visited the country for the first time.
Over the years, Microsoft has announced a spate of technologies in Indian languages, including the Indic Language Input tool, a phonetic based keyboard which facilitates users to input localized text easily and quickly; Language Interface Pack (LIP) support for flagship products; availability of Windows Live applications including e-mail, Instant Messenger, personal home page and more in Indian languages and the Captions Language Interface Pack (or CLIP), a tool that uses a tooltip caption to display local language translations, specifically in Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil, for user interface items in Visual Studio 2008 and 2010. The www.bhashaindia.com portal is India’s leading community for Indian language computing.
Users can download Internet Explorer 9 in a language of their choice by visiting www.windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-9/worldwide-languages
May 30 2011