Windows 7 Internationalization

Microsoft blog entry is a nice overview of the upcoming global features of Windows 7.

I am one of the many people looking forward with fingers crossed to the release of Windows 7. This entry tells us some of the new international features of the version, including more fonts for non-Latin scripts than Latin ones and a new font manager application. Existing fonts have been improved.


And, of course, more language packs (32) and locales (210). The post goes on to describe their localization process with concentration on German, Japanese, Arabic and Hindi in the beta version to unearth potential localization issues. With beta testers from 113 countries, Microsoft was able to take advantage of a variety of installations and locales. 

Donna Parrish
Publisher of MultiLingual, Donna Parrish is also co-organizer of the LocWorld conferences. Coming into the language industry from a background of mathematics and computer programming, she has an appreciation for the wizardry of language technology and an awe for linguists.

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