Windows 7: നിങ്ങളുടെ Potential, നമ്മുടെ Passion!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 05.05.2010 at 17:06

Malayalam language pack for Windows 7 is now available for download.

As part of the Microsoft Local Language Program, Windows Language Packs are being developed on most local languages, including a large number of Indian languages including Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Oriya, Nepali, Konkani, Telugu, etc.

For downloading Language Interface Packs for Indian languages, be sure to visit the Microsoft Bhasha Project website.


Microsoft Maren

by Shijaz Abdulla on 08.07.2009 at 11:55

maren-logo[1] You can now type real Arabic through English, even if you do not have an Arabic keyboard or if you are unfamiliar with one.

Check out Microsoft Maren, a free download for you, from Microsoft Egypt.


Language translator on Windows Live

by Shijaz Abdulla on 28.10.2007 at 07:57

Google has got the Language tools on its web page that let you translate to and from a number of languages. Microsoft has just come up with the same initiative in their Windows Live website. It’s called the Live Translator and it’s in beta –

നിങ്ങളുടെ Potential, നമ്മുടെ Passion!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 11.07.2007 at 14:32

I was totally amazed when I stumbled upon the Microsoft Bhasha project. It is the Microsoft Indic Language project – and they have developed Windows interface packs in almost every Indian language – Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Konkani, Oriya, Sanskrit, and Nepali.

So I dared to download the Windows XP interface pack of my native language, Malayalam from the Microsoft website. Very interesting to note that even the download page was written in Malayalam. Too excited to read, I went ahead, downloaded and installed it.

This is what I got (click to enlarge):

It was extremely funny. I mean, I’m glad it’s localized to my own language but the words used were … er.. preposterous. An ‘ordinary’ Keralite like me will better understand the English version. 🙂