Microsoft Provides LIP Service
Launched in September 2003, Project Bhasha is Microsoft’s endeavor to provide local language interfaces for its flagship desktop products - Windows and Office softwares, offering it in 14 Indian languages so far.
As part of this effort, Microsoft India has announced the availability of the Malayalam language Interface Pack (LIP) for Windows XP. The LIP for Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition can be downloaded at no additional cost.
Up to now, Microsoft has released fully localized Office in Hindi and LIPs for Office in nine languages including Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Konkani, Telugu, Nepalese & Urdu, while the LIPs for Windows are available in Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali and in Malayalam today.
Commenting on the initiative, Raveesh Gupta, Senior Product Manager - localization, Microsoft India said, “Microsoft India’s Project Bhasha seeks to reach out to all Indian citizens through enablement of technology in their own language/s. Since the inception of the program, we feel proud of having worked with governments, ISVs, and the community at large.”
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