Corporation India announced the availability of Internet Explorer 9 in
53 additional languages, including
11 Indian regional languages, specifically, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati,
Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
With this launch, a wider audience base will have
access to Internet Explorer 9 in their native language. Consumers can download Internet Explorer 9 in
a language of their choice by visiting.
availability of Internet Explorer 9 in Indian regional languages is part of
Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to promote local language computing in India,
thereby taking IT to the masses. Over the years, the company 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.
has been working on language computing in India since 1998, since the first
India visit of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. The idea was to usher in the IT
revolution in the country in a phased manner – and localization was identified
as the key catalyst for effecting this development. In 2003, Microsoft India
launched Project Bhasha, a cohesive effort to bring together Governments, the
academia and research institutions, the local ISVs and developers and the
industry associations on a common ground for promoting local language usage in
IT. The portal is India’s
leading community for Indian language computing.