The Microsoft Local Language Program provides people access to technology in a familiar
language while respecting linguistic and cultural distinctions. The program aims
to empower individuals in local communities to create economic opportunities, build
IT skills, enhance education outcomes, and sustain their local language and culture.
The most commonly used features within specific Microsoft products and operating
systems have been localized to a language interface through a LIP. Downloaded free
of charge, each LIP enables you to install a local language version as a "skin"
on top of an existing installation of the Windows operating system and standard
Microsoft Office system applications. This gives you the unique ability to use the
technology in a language that is familiar and that honors your linguistic and cultural
In celebration of International Mother Language Day (Feb 21st), promoting linguistic
diversity and multilingualism, Microsoft proudly supports enablement technologies.
Learn more on the Official Microsoft Blog.
The Microsoft Translator Hub empowers businesses and communities to build, train,
and deploy customized automatic language translation systems.
Microsoft provides a number of free language tools, resources, and solutions that
can help you bridge the gap between language and technology. Visit the Language
Toolbox for this valuable consolidated list.
Community access to the Microsoft Terminology Collection for standardized terminology
for many Microsoft products and services.