Indic Languages in Microsoft Software

IndianLanguagesinHundredRupeeNote Many times people ask me on how to setup Non-English Languages (specifically Tamil or Hindi) in Windows. They get confused on the jargons – LIP/MUI, etc. So far either I demoed the whole thing to them in one of my presentations or referred them to Microsoft BhashaIndia website (Incidentally this was developed by Vishwak for Microsoft).

Now my good RD Colleague Scott Hanselman in his usual brilliance has posted this which demystifies the whole topic. Though he talks of Chinese Language, it is relevant to all non-english languages.

Apart from this post, check out these Microsoft websites:
Downloads for languages (BTW, I want to ask someone in on why should this be inside /industry/government channel), which includes many of the Indian Languages including Hindi, Tamil & Telugu; FAQ on Windows XP LIP