Hi,

Here are the instructions to provide support for multiple languages in your SharePoint farm.

1) Pre-requisite: Install additional language file support

1.     On your front-end Web server, click Start, point to Settings and then Control Panel, and then click Regional and Language Options.

2.     In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, on the Languages tab, in the Supplemental Language Support section, select one or both of the following checkboxes:

o    Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages

o    Install files for East Asian languages

3.     Click OK in the dialog box that alerts you that additional disk space is required for the files.

4.     Click OK to install the additional language files.

5.     When prompted, insert your Windows Server 2003 product disc or provide the location of your Windows Server 2003 installation files.

6.     When prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.

 

 

2) Install each Language Pack in the following order:

 

 

For each language:

3) Available languages

 

 

·         Arabic العربية

·         Bulgarian/български

·         Catalan/Català

·         Chinese (Taiwan)/中文 (繁體)

·         Czech/èeština

·         Danish/dansk

·         German/Deutsch

·         Greek/Ελληνικά

·         English

·         Finnish/suomi

·         French/Français

·         Hebrew עברית

·         Hungarian/Magyar változat

·         Italian/Italiano

·         Japanese/日本語

·         Korean/한국어

·         Dutch/Nederlands

·         Norwegian/norsk

·         Polish/Polski

·         Portuguese/Português (Brasil)

·         Romanian/Română

·         Russian/русский

·         Croatian/Hrvatski

·         Slovak/Slovenčina

·         Swedish/svenska

·         Thai/ไทย

·         Turkish/Türkçe

·         Ukrainian/Українська

·         Slovenian/slovenščina

·         Estonian/Eesti

·         Latvian/latviski

·         Lithuanian/Lietuvių k.

·         Hindi/हिंदी

·         Chinese (PRC)/中文(简体)

·         Portuguese/Português

·         Serbian/srpski

·         Spanish/Español

·         Kazakh/Қазақ үлгісі

 

 

 

4) Notes:

 

·         Install all your language packs at the start, as once you create your site collections you cannot then add sub sites in languages you install later.

 

·         The language packs are architecture specific so you’ll need either x64 or x86.

 

·         The installers use the same ‘update’ architecture as SharePoint, therefore you can extract the Service Packs into the \Updates folder so you only install two and not four.

·         Install the WSS and WSS (SP1) followed by MOSS and MOSS (SP1) packs.

·         Ensure that the packs complete the configuration wizard. It may ask you restart your machine.

·         Do the English (or your native language) first to learn the screens and prompts. You won’t understand what some of the prompts mean. Use http://babelfish.yahoo.com to translate them.

·         The IMG file needs to be extracted. You can “mount” this image file using Daemon Tools utility (free and good) http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?mode=ViewCategory&catid=5

·         For more information, have a look at the great guidance on TechNet -  Deploy Language Packs : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262108(TechNet.10).aspx

·         Test any update in your test environment before updating any production system.