Microsoft Local Language Program

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.

Language Interface Packs (LIP)s

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.

A Real Spark of Change

UNESCO International Mother Language Day

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.

Microsoft Translator Hub

The Microsoft Translator Hub empowers businesses and communities to build, train, and deploy customized automatic language translation systems.

Language Toolbox

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.

Microsoft Language Portal

Community access to the Microsoft Terminology Collection for standardized terminology for many Microsoft products and services.

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Microsoft & the Linguists

The Microsoft Local Language programs is working keep languages alive to save knowledge and cultures.

Multilingual App Toolkit

Multilingual App Toolkit

The Multilingual App Toolkit uses Visual Studio to streamline your localization workflow for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps through file management, translation support, and editor tools.