Today is International Mother Language Day, an annual event created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.
Microsoft's Lauren Woodman, reveals that International Mother Language Day is offering an excellent opportunity not only to make the company's hallmark products available to even more users in their native tongues, but also to raise awareness of the necessity to preserve linguistic resources. It's a noteworthy day at Microsoft, where each year the Local Language Program works to expand and improve the way it brings technology to people in their own language or dialect, Woodman said.
"With 6,000 languages across the world, many people don't have access to technology products that use their native language. Microsoft helps more people worldwide benefit from technology, while preserving local languages and cultural identities, with its Local Language Program (LLP). Thus far, of the 96 languages supported by Windows 7 and Office 2010, 60 of the languages are available through LLP--reaching the languages of nearly 1.7 billion people. Today, new languages including Mongolian, Turkmen, Maltese, Valencian and Dari were added to the LLP offerings for Office 2010," stated Microsoft.
In addition to the languages enumerated above, Office 2010 also plays nice with Maltese (Malta).
"With these additions, Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 are now available in nearly 96 languages, 60 of which are through the Local Language Program," Woodman explained.
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