Internet Explorer 8 is now available in 18 additional languages

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Internet Explorer 8 is now available in 18 additional languages

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We are pleased to announce the availability of Internet Explorer 8 in 18 additional languages. Internet Explorer 8 is now available in a total of 43 languages.

List of NEW Internet Explorer 8 Languages:

Language

Code

Windows Vista

Windows Server 2008

Windows XP

X86

X64

X86

X64

X86

Bulgarian

BGR

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bosnian (Cyrillic)

BSC

Yes

-

-

-

Yes

Bosnian (Latin)

BSB

Yes 

-

-

-

Yes

Catalan

CAT

Yes 

-

-

-

Yes 

Croatian

HRV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Estonian

ETI

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hindi

HIN

Yes

-

-

-

Yes

Latvian

LVI

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lithuanian

LTH

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Macedonian

MKI

Yes

-

-

-

Yes

Romanian

ROM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Serbian (Cyrillic)

SRB

Yes

-

-

-

Yes

Serbian (Latin)

SRL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Slovakian

SKY

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Slovenian

SLV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thai

THA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes 

Ukrainian

UKR

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vietnamese

VIT

Yes

-

-

-

Yes

We have also made available Windows Vista/ Windows Server 2008 Language Packs for these languages and can be downloaded from here.

Who can install and benefit from Internet Explorer Language packs:

If you had already installed Internet Explorer 8 in English and you had an underlying Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 operating system in any of the above languages, you can experience localized Internet Explorer 8 by installing the Internet Explorer 8 Language pack that matches your operating system language(s). Users who have more than one Language pack installed on their machine could benefit from installing Language packs as well.

Internet Explorer 8 MUI packs for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 is an upcoming release planned for a mid-May 2009. Internet Explorer 8 MUI for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 will ship in two MUI packs.

  • Internet Explorer 8 MUI pack applicable to Windows XP x86 and Windows Server 2003 x86 for the following languages –
    • Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Hong Kong), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Thai
  • Internet Explorer 8 MUI pack applicable to Windows Server 2003 x64 and Windows XP x64 PRO for the following languages –
    • Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil)

Note: If you have Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 and OS MUI pack installed, we recommend you install the English version of Internet Explorer 8 and then install the Internet Explorer 8 MUI pack for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (matching your Operating system and architecture).

Furthermore, Internet Explorer 8 will be made available shortly in an additional 20 languages. Please stay tuned.

List of upcoming localized Internet Explorer 8 languages:

  • Albanian
  • Assamese
  • Basque
  • Bengali (Bangladesh)
  • Bengali (India)
  • Gujarati
  • Indonesian
  • Kannada
  • Kazakh
  • Konkani
  • Kyrgyz
  • Malay (Brunei Darussalam)
  • Malay (Malaysia)
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Oriya
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Uzbek (Latin)

Thanks,
Vishwac Sena Kannan
International Program Manager | Internet Explorer

Update 4/27/09: Correction, MUI packs for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will ship in two MUI packs. 

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