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From: Eric L2/22/2012 10:22:02 AM
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Win8 Language Expansion

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed that it will expand the number of supported display languages in Windows 8 by 14, bringing the total to 109. This, the company says, will provide a native language version of Windows for over 4.5 billion people. The most notable addition, curiously, is UK English: Previously these users had to "make do" with US English, Microsoft notes. - Paul Thurott -

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>> Using the Language You Want

Steven Sinofsky
Building Windows 8
21 Feb 2012 12:01 AM

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With Windows 8, we’ve changed how we think about languages from a "local-market feature" to a "feature for everyone everywhere," and have made it a priority for you to be able to work in any language you want, from any Windows 8 PC. If you can’t read the text that Windows presents to you, you can’t use Windows to its fullest potential. That’s why we are so excited to bring powerful, easy-to-use language features to more users than ever in Windows 8. In some countries, people can purchase PCs with a variety of languages preinstalled. With Windows 8, users will be able install additional display languages beyond those preinstalled languages. This means that the language of the PC no longer needs to be a major consideration when deciding on which model to buy. If the language you want is not preinstalled on the PC you like, you can now install the one you want. ... <snip rest: see full text at link above> ###

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