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 distinctions.
As Microsoft celebrates IMLD alongside UNESCO every year on Feb 21, learn about the impact of Microsoft technology in education in Spain. Students in Basque Country, Valencia, Galicia and Catalonia are now able to learn, communicate and create in their local language.
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.