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Office 2003 Tamil Language Interface Pack

After my earlier post on MS Office 2003 Tamil LIP, I had several inquiries on where you can download this. The single source for all Indic Language related information and download from Microsoft is the Bhasha Portal.

Having said that, here is a cheat-sheet for trying this out:

1) You need Windows XP (Pro of Home) as your Operating System.

2) In Windows XP, go to “Regional and Language Settings” applet in Control Panel. There in the Second Tab, titled “Languages” Enable “Install Files for Complex Scripts and Right to Left Languages (including Thai)” option as shown below.

3) Download & Install: You need Office 2003 Software. An evaluation (trial version) of this is available from Office Website here.

4) Download & Install: The next is Tamil Language Interface Pack (LIP) for MS Office (Office 2003 தமிழ் இடைமுக தயாரிப்பு) available from here.

5) Run from Start Menu, Start->All Programs-> Microsoft Office-> Microsoft Office Tools->Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings, program. In that, on the first tab as shown below, select “Tamil” in the “Display Office 2003 in” listbox:

6) Finally, on the same application, in the second Tab titled “Enabled Languages”, Add “Tamil” as one of the Enabled Languages as shown below:

That’s all. Enjoy MS Office 2003 in Tamil.

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  • அய்யா, வணக்கம்,

    Office 2007-ல் display language ஆக தமிழ் வரவில்லை. ஆனால், Office 2003-ல் Office 2003 தமிழ் இடைமுக தயாரிப்பு நிறுவியவுடன் தமிழில் display language தெரிகிறது. அதாவது தமிழில் மெனுக்கள் வருகிறது. ஆனால், Office 2007 Enabled editing languages மற்றும் Primary editing language ஆகியவற்றில் மெனுக்கள் தமிழில் வரவில்லை.

    உதவி பக்கம் சென்றால் கீழ்க்கண்டவாறு வருகிறது

    ((User interface The user interface includes the text displayed on menus, commands, toolbars, and the Ribbon.
    Note Another way to get the user interface in another language is to download (for free) and install a Language Interface Pack (LIP). Find links to more information in the See Also section.))

    See Also

    Microsoft Office supports creating and editing text in any language that is supported and enabled in Microsoft Windows.

    Note You do not have to install a Language Pack to create or edit text in another language.

    என்றும் உள்ளது தமிழில் தெரிய வழி உண்டா? அல்லது தமிழ் மொழிக்கான தனி பேக் வாங்க வேண்டுமா? என்பதை அன்பு கூர்ந்து தெரிவிக்க வேண்டுகிறேன்.