IE7 for the World


Now that we’ve released IE7 in English, I want to update everyone on our plans for other languages. The short version is that we will be releasing IE7 in all languages available for each version of Windows – twenty-four fully localized languages in total. In two to three weeks, we’ll ship the Arabic, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish language versions. The remaining languages will be released in phases between November and January. I’ve listed the set of fully localized languages by operating system and platform below.

In addition to these full language versions, we will release the Multi-language User Interface (MUI) version in January, and the fifty-five Windows XP Professional Language Interface Pack (LIP) versions of Internet Explorer 7 after that. You can find more information on the Windows Multilanguage User Interface (MUI) Version and Windows XP Professional Language Interface Pack (LIP) at http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/muizone.mspx

Tony Chor
Group Program Manager

Fully localized languages

Windows XP SP2 (x86)

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86, Standard & Enterprise Editions)

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86, Data Center)

English, French, German Japanese, Spanish

Windows Internet Explorer for Windows 64 bit Client/Server (x64)

English, Japanese

Windows Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003 IA64 (ia64):

English, French, German, Japanese

Internet Explorer 7 MUI Pack for Windows XP

Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Language Interface Packs

Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani [Azeri] (Latin), Basque, Bengali (India), Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Estonian, Filipino, Galician, Georgian, Gujarati, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, Kannada, Kazakh, Konkani, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Mapudungun, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian – Nynorsk, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi (India), Quechua, Romanian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Swahili (Kiswahili), Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tswana (Setswana), Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Zulu (isiZulu)

Comments (117)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great work guys! I won’t be able to use IE 7 though until Vista ships since I’m currently not a Windows user. I plan on buying Vista when it comes out and it’ll be great to use in virtualization-type tools. If that doesn’t work, there’s always dual-booting.

    In any case, Microsoft has regained one customer that left a few years ago. Keep up the awesome work!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for your quick response.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Az előzetes pletykáknak megfelelően október 18-án, két publikus béta és egy RC után, a Microsoft kiadata az IE7 stabil verzióját. A magyar változat még várat magára, de az angol már letölthető (és várhatóan hamarosan megjelenik a Windows Update-en is)

  4. Anonymous says:

    aspxの日記(ASP++ブログ) by Moo と IEBlog で知りました。 ■IE7へようこそ IE7 for the World 肝腎の日本語版はどうなの?と言うとこんな感じになっているようです。

  5. Anonymous says:

    MS! Have a look at "Firefox" and compare to IE7 Theme! Horrible!! I used to love IE but everything about it now just sucks!! Until, you guys come up with something really good with IE8 I’m not gonna use IE!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for making the ClearType setting part of the Installation!

    It was quite frustrating to have to go into settings, and restart for every beta to turn off the BlurryType(TM).

    Yes, I’m one of the several thousand that find it makes my eyes strain to read the text. My optomitrist will thank you too!

    Hill

  7. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!  Thanks for all the improvements!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Nice, but where’s the download link?

  9. Anonymous says:

    So, now that Feedback is closed, where do we submit the bugs?

    I’ve just finished testing 30 of the bugs that were active, and all of them are still broken!

    When will it re-open? Will it be improved so that users can actually assist the developers, and users can test bug test cases?

    What’s most annoying about this, is that I can’t point people to the public bug cases that were being tracked anymore.

    So when a developer comes by and says, "hey, did you know that blah blah blah doesn’t work, I can’t even get them to vote for it, in hopes that it will get attention!

  10. Anonymous says:

    @Scott: http://install7.com will point you to the official site: http://www.microsoft.com/ie

  11. Anonymous says:

    For those wanting to know what has changed since RC1.

    1.) Chrome scaling issue on Zoom (appears fixed!)

    2.) Zoom still broken on <sup> tags &lt;sup&gt;

    3.) Quick tabs loses focus on any window event (click, resize, blur) – still broken

    4.) Rendering and Padding of <input type="button" value="17 chars or longer"/> – still broken

    5.) Zooming on form controls of all types – still causes rendering glitches

  12. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, I lied

    1.) the zooming still causes chrome border issues.

    6.) Still can’t get rid of everything in the command bar.

    7.) History drop down rendering still broken

    8.) JavaScript on about:blank still broken

    9.) Chrome on file upload still broken

    10.) security issue: 225925 still broken

    11.) Still can’t drag hyperlinks into text boxes or textara controls

    12.) Still can’t drag a hyperlink to a tab

    13.) Still can’t drag the URL in the address bar to a new tab

    14.) Chrome still messed up in help

    15.) CTRL+TAB still messes up chrome height in toolbars

    16.) Stretching the window, from the top edge/corners, still causes very strange rendering glitches.

    17.) Address bar drop down still shows odd context menu if you right click on the vertical scroll bar.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Great job, lots of fixes since ie6

    But… Why you guys haven’t fixed background-color inherit bug as described here:(http://www.photobiker.com/testbackgroundinherit2.html)

    Its I tiny bug, but is very annoying for me.

    I´m sad because there is no effective workaround…

    Best regards.

  14. Anonymous says:

    When will this become a required download for users?

    I’ve heard a rumor of Nov 1, but usually IE pushes out patches on Tuesday.

  15. Anonymous says:

    18.) <button> element still broken

    19.) prompt() still broken (size, cropping, location, calling via-non user interactive events.

    20.) Disabled addons still appear in the Menu > View > Explorer Bar submenu.

  16. Anonymous says:

    What is the purpose of "Change Icon" in link properties if the site icon or the default IE icon takes over once you visit the site. It doesn’t appear anything really got fixed from RC1. It looks like you gave up and pushed it out the door like you appear to be doing with Vista. IE7 has some great features but the icon thing is very aggrevating especially since you knew about it for some time. The "change icon" feature has been there for a long time and is the main reason I’ve continued using IE.Disappointing

  17. Anonymous says:

    目前只有英文版,想嚐新的人就上吧。 剛看到消息,Microsoft 已經正式推出 IE7 了 (官方公告在此),不過現在只有英文版,其他語言的版本可能要稍後才會推出。

    IE7 相對於 IE6,最受矚目的改…

  18. Anonymous says:

    Umm, this should be called IE RC3. Where are the fixes? coming in patches?

    Anyway was a nice try, I can’t believe I installed windows xp to see if this was fixed. Gonna stay with linux and windows vista + firefox in pcs for awhile.

  19. Anonymous says:

    When the following it updates IE7?

  20. Anonymous says:

    i’d love to use it, but it won’t stop crashing when i surf neowin…

  21. Anonymous says:

    @Ed: In the vast majority of cases, crashes are caused by buggy plugins.  Check the troubleshooting steps here: http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp

  22. Anonymous says:

    Thank You IE Team!  So far so good.  New tabs are going to be a big help.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Yes! The world is SAFE once again! Thank you Microsoft.

    I tell you, those other browsers; Firefox, Opera, Safari, K-Meleon, Seamonkey… they were just FILLED with spyware. And they didn’t have glass tabs! They made my PC unstable!

    May this never ever have an option to be uninstalled, just like the previous one. It’s perfect, after all. Thank you for this excellent web browser. The ONLY good web browser on the earth. You all are truly fabulous. I honestly don’t know how you can improve on perfection!!!  

  24. Anonymous says:

    Steve, any non-trivial software (or any system for that matter) ships with known bugs.  Lots of ’em, anywhere from thousands to infinite, depending on how you define "Bug", and whether you include "fails to do something I want it to do, no matter how silly an idea it is".

    You might find http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000014.html enlightening reading.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Getting back on topic it‘s good that you’re doing these releases, but why not release them all at the same time?

  26. Anonymous says:

    Is it supported on Windows MCE? Requirements page has no mention of that.

  27. Anonymous says:

    the css expression was not supported in this version.

    why??

    but in RC2 version it still was supported.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Goose: "The world is SAFE once again! Thank you Microsoft."

    Me: ROTFL!!!

  29. Anonymous says:

    MCE is a variant of XP (like Tablet).  7 works fine on it.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Internet Explorer 7 English Language version has now been released into the wild so let the fun and games…

  31. Anonymous says:

    Strange why release we’ve submitted a live.space / live.com gadget IE7 even kan resolve some flash..

    see http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=405f16c2-3f9a-4cb6-8a52-e4311a861647&l=1

    Firefox and Opera seems to have no problem with this on a Windows platform :-/

  32. Anonymous says:

    i think that was the problem, i am guesssing the shockwave ext is making me crash, thanks for the tip.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I haven’t followed the betas. This looks like a decent copy of firefox. Misses a few things but not bad. I’m planning on using this as the default browser for a week or two to give it a fair try.

    I do like the QuickTabs page – that’s cool. But I see you can’t open a whole folder from favourites into tabs. i also doubt you have an easy API for a community to develop extensions.

    Shame it doesn’t pass the acid2 test, but then neither does firefox. but what a screwed up face – is that a semi dialog box over the eyes?

    All in all not a BAD browser. There’s a chance it might be compeditive with a few revisions. I can’t see me sticking with it tho

  34. Anonymous says:

    Arrgghhh, you still haven’t fixed the CSS support.  Come one guys, try a bit harder or just license someone else’s rendering engine.  It’s becoming embarrassing.

  35. Anonymous says:

    @Firefox

    I prefer the IE7 user interface.

  36. Anonymous says:

    @’Firefox’:

    The firefox interface looks like it was built in VB6 using Windows 95 controls. If that’s your cup of tea, by all means, spread the word on slashdot.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Need to say more? Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx or via the redir…

  38. Anonymous says:

    The Internet Explorer 7 team have announced on their blog the availability of Internet Explorer 7. IE7

  39. Anonymous says:

    where the hell are the fixes?

    is this what you call "we have been listening to our users" ?

    Just because there’s a deadline you shouldn’t send crappy software out.

    and yeah the url bar is still in a static position.

    screw that i’m going to opera.

    you guys really really really screwed up this release.

  40. Anonymous says:

    @FrozenKiwi: you can open a folder from favourites as tabs. Just right-click it, choose "Open in Tab Group". Or click the blue array on the right of the folder.

  41. Anonymous says:

    That’s funny!!! 😀

    (Secunia rules!)

    I love Firefox & Opera!

  42. Anonymous says:

    in less than a day:

    A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information.

    The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of redirections for URLs with the "mhtml:" URI handler. This can be exploited to access documents served from another web site.

    P.S. MS knew about it since april. As you see they did nothing.

  43. Anonymous says:

    I can’t live with out window.prompt. Put it back.

  44. Anonymous says:

    @(w)

    it’s not a real flaw. It’s just a page that load another site. In IE7 Cross Site Scripting attacks and mixing from secure and unsecure sites are not possible.

  45. Anonymous says:

    @Fduch

    it’s not a flaw. Secunia is bad

  46. Anonymous says:

    Firefox unpatched vulnerabilities:

    * Firefox File Upload Form Keystroke Event Cancel Vulnerability

    "Charles McAuley has reported a vulnerability in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to trick users into disclosing sensitive information"

    http://secunia.com/advisories/20442/ 2006-06-06

    Solution Status: Unpatched

    * Mozilla / Mozilla Firefox Cross-Domain Cookie Injection Vulnerability

    "WESTPOINT has reported a vulnerability in Mozilla / Mozilla Firefox, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to conduct session fixation attacks"

    http://secunia.com/advisories/12580/ 2004-09-18

    Solution Status: Unpatched

  47. Anonymous says:

    Ap&oacute;s cinco vers&otilde;es Beta e um Release Candidate, o IE 7 para Windows XP foi oficialmente

  48. Anonymous says:

    @Dan,

    True, all software has bugs. What I find odd, is that in the ‘x’ number of years developing IE6 they didn’t fix much of their chrome issues, and in the 5+ years developing IE7, they didn’t either.  If I personally was developing IE, I wouldn’t want the software to ship, without looking sharp, smart, and professional.

    If you went to buy a Porche, and it came with mixed colored door panels, would you be weary of the quality of the engineering under the hood?  I certainly would.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, I lied

    From a previous comment:

    "1.) the zooming still causes chrome border issues.

    6.) Still can’t get rid of everything in the command bar.

    7.) History drop down rendering still broken

    8.) JavaScript on about:blank still broken

    9.) Chrome on file upload still broken

    10.) security issue: 225925 still broken

    11.) Still can’t drag hyperlinks into text boxes or textara controls

    12.) Still can’t drag a hyperlink to a tab

    13.) Still can’t drag the URL in the address bar to a new tab

    14.) Chrome still messed up in help

    15.) CTRL+TAB still messes up chrome height in toolbars

    16.) Stretching the window, from the top edge/corners, still causes very strange rendering glitches.

    17.) Address bar drop down still shows odd context menu if you right click on the vertical scroll bar."

    … …

    Yeap all 17 bugs exist. Some of them suggest that noone on the IE team actually considered any of the feedback people so willingly gave through this blog since the first beta release.

    (Is this a software-end-user-release or a nerve-system-complete-breakdown-limits test)?

  50. Anonymous says:

    >P.S. MS knew about it since april. As you see they did nothing.

    The only way to get Microsoft to fix security bugs is to make them public with proof-of-concept code. Otherwise it seems they’ll promise a whole lot but fail to deliver after all.

  51. Anonymous says:

    Excellent news!

    The most important new feature for me is of course IDN support. See real-life IDN URLs at http://idnsearch.net/

  52. Anonymous says:

    BEWARE!

    Internet Extermination ver 7 just landed…

    P.S. Guys, you have fabulous sense of humor naming this crap: The Final Version.

  53. Anonymous says:

    Last night I installed IE7.  Upon startup, I was greeted with an error message telling me that explorer.exe could not start because the file normaliz.dll could not be found.  It appears that other people are having the same problem.  What is the deal?

  54. Anonymous says:

    Januari? That’s just ridiculous.

    People at Microsoft need to realise the world isn’t English only.

  55. Anonymous says:

    runonce.msn.com/runonce2.aspx

    This page takes forever to load.  I’ve tried it now on two upgraded systems and it’s crawling.  What’s worse is it brings IE to it’s knees, irrelevant of the tab you are viewing.  I know there might be peek traffic right now – but it’s ridiculous – this is NOT a good intro. to the new browser.

  56. Anonymous says:

    A question on nomenclature. What’s the official full name of IE7? "Microsoft Internet Explorer" or "Windows Internet Explorer"? The title bar suggests the latter.

  57. Anonymous says:

    What is your official recommodation for those who MUST develop for both IE6 and IE7 – and on the same computer? IE6 is not going away for a while and since IE7 works it’s own way – but not like Gecko browsers – we need to have them both side by side for the daily dev.

    I have now xp sp2 and IE6 what would be the best way to get IE7 to run normally and have a standalone version of IE6 that would not mess things up. You really should have a clean standalone IE6 for download. Or if it’s there, maybe a little more usability — can’t find one.

    Please solve this somehow and soon. Or just point out where the info is if I just can’t find it.

    Thank you.

  58. Anonymous says:

    @Fduch

    It is hard to exploit the flaw because it requires the attacker to lure someone to a malicious site, and for the attacker to know what other secure site the visitor might simultaneously have open

  59. Anonymous says:

    Lost the Quick Launch bar on install, AGAIN!

    Didn’t this get fixed?

    (yeah, I know, all I have to do is turn it back on, but come on… it didn’t need to hide in the first place!

  60. Anonymous says:

    As many people have suggested in various comment spots, a posting concerning the "best" way to run standalone versions of IE would be helpful.

    There are obviously hacks to use in order to get it to run, but are there any plans to, at the very least, put out a ‘best practice’ guide to hacking IE 7? We developers obviously would rather not have to hack anything to get it running, but it’s also silly to expect multiple machines to be purchased specifically for running multiple versions of a browser. (I realize with IE tied so closely to the OS, it is much harder to come up with a standalone; but if it can be hacked like so many people already have done, can you at least write up a ‘hacks are not recommended per se – but this is what we would do’ post? heh)

  61. Anonymous says:

    yeah, great – yet another browser I’ll have to test against. Another browser that doesn’t understand CSS selectors, that doesn’t understand XHTML (and comes with a flawed XML parser), that doesn’t provide a meaningful source code viewer, that doesn’t provide informations on the page, and that lies about its capabilities (‘*/*’ in HTTP header, while it understands only ‘text/html’ and will consider any incoming ‘text/*’ file as ‘text/html’ even text files with code extract)…

    Opera does.

    Firefox does.

    Mozilla did since 2002.

    KHTML/Webkit does.

    Nice.

    Now then, I’ll have to dedicate yet another machine to IE testing (since you can’t test against IE5, IE6 and IE7 on the same machine) since this version doesn’t cover Win2k machines (and I really wonder why, since it’s only a friggin’ browser – and as to having it ’embedded’ in the system, I’ve removed all traces of IE from a 2K machine without ill effect) and then PRAY that IE8 will FINALLY be a 5th generation browser (you know, the generation that started in 2001) with CORRECT (I gave up on perfect) standards implementation: <object> tag, correct HTTP headers, mimetype, real XML parsing…

    Nice to see that not only 17 documented bugs haven’t been fixed for release, that there were unfixed regressions from one RC to the other, that CSS is still incorrectly parsed and incomplete, and that within hours of release, a security bug was disclosed.

    And considering MS’ history, in 3 months’ time, installing IE7 will require to download a 18 Mb installer and 25 Mb of patches.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Where do we report potential bugs?  I had the Beta and it worked relatively fine.  I installed the official version and it works except I can no longer access SharePoint document libraries by typing in the network path.  This worked the night before I performed the installation.

  63. Anonymous says:

    Releasing translated software two months after release is soooo 1984’ish

  64. Anonymous says:

    Im not sure if this my machine, but rendering is very slow.  Everything is a flicker or a flash.  CSS hovers and javascript transitions are slooooowwwww.

  65. Anonymous says:

    How can they sing their favourite song "But it’s still beta" now?

    Now the ones who sing that song are users. Yes, me too.

    It’s still beta. With 1800+ open bugs. With closed bug tracker.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!! Thank you for shipping a securer, more up-to-date, and extensible browser.  You have done a marvelous job, hope you get some time off.

    To counter the hobgoblin critics above, I remind you of this:

    "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."  –Ralph Waldo Emerson  

    Peace,

    ~CloneZero

  67. Anonymous says:

    So was RC1 tested for this "mhtml:" Redirection Information Disclosure problem?  This just looks bad.

  68. Typhoon87 says:

    Yea, now on to 7.1. Slow( but not 5 years apart),and steady.

  69. Anonymous says:

    居然没有中文版,我们花了那么多钱买他m$的东西,但是居然把中文版的更新放那么靠后。

  70. Anonymous says:

    The secunia site list an exploit example but uit doesn’t do a thing so it does not seem very vunerable and neither does it work for IE6

  71. Anonymous says:

    One quick questions guy.

    Usually IE comes together with Outlook Express. I noticed that it didn’t update my OE. I’m still at version 6 there?

    Could you please tell us what’s the deal?

    thanks

  72. Anonymous says:

    "It’s still beta. With 1800+ open bugs. With closed bug tracker."

    ‘This program that is used in hundreds of applicatoins, has to work with a lot of websites and has a lot of advanced features has bugs. Microsoft sucks!’

    Having seen Fduch’s own pages, I’m glad he is not part of the IE development team. He would just take FireFox and skin it differently, just like FireFox did with Netscape/Mozilla.

  73. Anonymous says:

    @Remus: IE7 does not replace Outlook Express, although OE does use the new HTML renderer from IE7 once installed.

    Windows Live Mail Desktop and Windows Mail are the replacements for OE, currently in beta.

    @Steve: IE7 development was approximately two years, not five.  If all feature suggestions are considered "bugs", then all software is infinitely "buggy".  

  74. Anonymous says:

    One of the most interesting aspects of the IE vs. Firefox battle is the development of the ecosystem of extensions or add-ons. It’s not just about bugs and features. Right now Firefox had a great advantage in this space but you can see Microsoft trying to catch up.

    Microsoft has an interesting partner in Trailfire, a recommended download for IE7. See link:

    http://www.ieaddons.com/SearchResults.aspx?keywords=trailfire

    But this extension is also available for Firefox. See link:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3524/

    I think the ecosystem for Firefox and IE will decide who wins this battle. What do you think?

  75. Anonymous says:

    @Aedrin you are unfair.

    Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:09 PM by Aedrin

    >"It’s still beta. With 1800+ open bugs. With closed bug tracker."

    Yes. the last thing I saw before the bug tracker was closed it had 1802 bugs opened. And no-one-know how many bugs were just closed as non-reproducible.

    >’This program that is used in hundreds of applicatoins, has to work with a lot of websites and has a lot of advanced features has bugs. Microsoft sucks!’

    That’s not my line. I never ever in my life said MS sucks. And I like all MS products and betas except IE7. I hate IE7 more than IE6 because IE6 is just an old browser. But IE7 is ambitious modern browser aiming for the top. Unlike IE6 errors of IE7 cannot be forgiven.

    >Having seen Fduch’s own pages, I’m glad he is not part of the IE development team. He would just take FireFox and skin it differently, just like FireFox did with Netscape/Mozilla.

    1st. I have NO pages! I have NO website.

    2nd. I NEVER USE/USED firefox. I hate it because of its fanboys. (I don’t use Opera too)

    3nd. The page you talk about is is about Maxthon. It’s IE-based browser. It has nearly all the features that IE6/7 lack. So my choice is IE7 +Maxthon on top of it.

  76. Anonymous says:

    IE7 properly supports native character IDN domain resolution. You can try all day long to make an IDN resolve in native character form in Firefox. It just ain’t gonna happen.

  77. Anonymous says:

    Funny, i went to the IE7 site on Opera, and my antivirus gave me a big fat virus warning. Even if it’s a false alarm, how is that supposed to make people feel safer?

    Way to go.

  78. Anonymous says:

    The final of IE7 is available for download now. Some days ago I already recommended disabling the IE7 installation with Windows Update. Today, I installed the final and now I am even more convinced of not deploying IE7 this year. It is quite obv…

  79. Anonymous says:

    @Nic– Sounds like you should buy an antivirus program that actually works?

  80. Anonymous says:

    "IE7 properly supports native character IDN domain resolution. You can try all day long to make an IDN resolve in native character form in Firefox. It just ain’t gonna happen."

    Firefox supports IDN fine, and has for years – for IDNs in whitelisted TLDs. TLDs get on the whitelist when their registries put in place sensible anti-homograph-spoofing policies.

  81. Anonymous says:

    Well they need to whitelist .com, .net .org and what ever other extensions are in common use on the internet because IDNs, at least as native characters, do not work in Firefox.

  82. Anonymous says:

    Somewhat ironically, I’m probably the last person in the blogosphere to report that Internet Explorer 7 is finally done and available! Whew. (You can get it here.) It always feels good to release a new product (I’ve shipped dozens of products at Microsoft

  83. Anonymous says:

    "Well they need to whitelist .com, .net .org and what ever other extensions are in common use on the internet because IDNs, at least as native characters, do not work in Firefox."

    The current whitelist is here:

    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/tld-idn-policy-list.html

    It includes .org. If a TLD is not listed, it’s because they have not asked to be. If you own a IDN domain in e.g. .com, contact the .com registry to ask why the domain they sold you doesn’t work in Firefox.

  84. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft have just posted the details of which languages IE 7 will be available in. It’s interesting to compare this with the list of locales currently available for the latest Firefox 2 beta, which hopefully is a good proxy for what we will have in

  85. Anonymous says:

    "It includes .org. If a TLD is not listed, it’s because they have not asked to be. If you own a IDN domain in e.g. .com, contact the .com registry to ask why the domain they sold you doesn’t work in Firefox."

    No thanks. I’ll use a browser like IE7 or Opera that supports IDN properly and doesn’t require me to contact a domain registry about why my domain names don’t work.

  86. Anonymous says:

    "No thanks. I’ll use a browser like IE7 or Opera that supports IDN properly and doesn’t require me to contact a domain registry about why my domain names don’t work."

    You might – but will all your customers?

    This is not us being obstructive, it’s a necessary security measure. And don’t think that IE 7 is any better – if you’ve registered a Chinese IDN, then every customer of your website who doesn’t have a Chinese language pack installed will get a security warning. Which is _far_ more divisive IMO.

  87. Anonymous says:

    You might – but will all your customers?

    This is not us being obstructive, it’s a necessary security measure. And don’t think that IE 7 is any better – if you’ve registered a Chinese IDN, then every customer of your website who doesn’t have a Chinese language pack installed will get a security warning. Which is _far_ more divisive IMO.

    I disagree, though am glad to see that there is support for native character IDN with Firefox in other extensions like .info. .biz and .org and some cctlds etc but Firefox really needs to support .com and .net. Maybe you guys should ask the registry to make a policy so you can support it.

    What IE7 does is lets people know that they are visiting an IDN and gives them an easy way to add the language to the language settings which will make all future IDN in that language resolve as true IDN if they desire. It’s an easy process.

  88. Anonymous says:

    Another thing. If I have a Chinese IDN and website, I’m probably going to have Chinese language content on that website. My target will likely be Chinese speakers. So, even if my customer doesn’t have the language already activated in the settings, or that version of the browser, they will likely have an interest in activating the language as they speak the language and apparently browse for this type of content, or else they wouldn’t likely be in circles to encounter such an IDN.

    The other point is, I feel it is crucial that IDN resolve in Native Character form if that is what is expected and that there to be a way to activate that if it is not initially available.

  89. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Anyone knows how to force any child link to open in tab instead of new window.

    Say, "you are on a page which has some links when clicked should open in new tab. "

    When I click on that, it opens in new windows instead of new tab. Ofcourse I can use ctrl+click on the link to open in new tab but I don’t want to use ctrl.

  90. Anonymous says:

    @Sainath: Middle-click the link, or click "Always open popups in a new tab" in tools/internet options/general/tab settings.

    @Jackson: IE and Firefox simply have different anti-homograph mitigation strategies.  

    The statement that you must have "a Chinese language pack installed" to see a Chinese domain name in IE isn’t quite right.  You must have Chinese (or another language which uses that character set) enabled in IE’s language settings.  

    That contrasts with Firefox’s approach, which bases native IDN display on the top-level-domain, rather than on the user’s personal settings.  Both approaches have their merits.  

    For folks not yet using IDN, you should note that both IE and Firefox enable navigation to all syntactically correct IDN hostnames; the only question is whether or not the name is shown in Unicode (native characters) or in Punycode (encoded-ASCII).

    Here’s a sample page you can play with:

    http://www.baydengrátis.com/idn/

  91. Anonymous says:

    @ EricLaw – yes, my point though was that with IE7 it is possible to see IDN.coms resolve in native character form.

  92. Anonymous says:

    I assume we will be able to download the native versions before they are pushed out with automatic updates, right?

    (Exactly as for the English version – that works great.)

    Will this be announced here, or is there some other place to check for updates?

    Some other good alternatives?

  93. Anonymous says:

    Is IE7’s rendering engine supposedly backward compatible?  Some sites that render in IE6 and FF don’t seem to render the same in IE7.  This URL for example:

    http://www.stupidity.com/play-4398-Adrenaline_Challenge.html

  94. Anonymous says:

    Other languages only in november~january????!!!

    Forget it. Firefox 2.0 in PT-Br on next week!!

    Bye!

  95. Anonymous says:

    IE7, I’m still missing my space sound and videos, due to dynsrc not supported.

    Some ETA on having this fixed ?

    It wouldn’t be that hard to (re)implement, would it ?

  96. Anonymous says:

    Will the automatic upgrade installer be upgraded with info about issues found in the last weeks on for instance other add-ons causing problems with IE7 ?

  97. Anonymous says:

    Which dumbass decided it would be a good idea to wait months before releasing internationalized versions of IE7? This is inexcusable for a company like Microsoft.

  98. Anonymous says:

    the stylesheets in some of my sites do not work! i have to refresh the page in IE7 to get the stylesheet to apply correctly….

    come on microsoft!

  99. Anonymous says:

    Hi, my name is Jane Maliouta and I am a Program Manager on the IE Team working on the Windows Search

  100. Anonymous says:

    Just in case you missed it somehow, we released IE7 last Wednesday . In the first four days over three

  101. Anonymous says:

    Just follow the example here to be able to run for example IE6 and IE7 side by side. It makes IE a standalone browser.

    http://labs.insert-title.com/labs/article795.aspx

    Basically you just remove a dll and create an empty file with the name iexplore.exe.local. Seems to work for almost any IE version.

  102. Anonymous says:

    If you are after a global market, then you have a lot of catching up to do by the looks of thing!!!

    Firefox 36

    IE7     1

  103. Anonymous says:

    ну бля давайте уже на русском поскорей!

  104. Anonymous says:

    Is it safe to run English IE7 (final) on non-English OSes? I am running Japanese XP SP2. The Japanese version is not available yet. The IE6 Japanese localization is not very good, so I do not mind running the original English.

    I would not hesitate for normal software. However, IE is a system component. I do not want to run into issues later. Is this scenario supported?

  105. Anonymous says:

    oidon, I haven’t worked on IE since um… 1999 but we generally did globalization testing using the English browser (or fake localization) on a Japanese OS or system locale.

    I presume it works just about as well now as it did then: a few quirks related to font differences in menus and dialogs, but no major disasters. As for "supported", probably not in the sense that MS Support will help you if something isn’t working quite correctly; however, it should "work." There shouldn’t be any code differences between the English and Japanese versions, just resource differences.

    I am surprised that at least first tier market languages aren’t shipping simultaneously… we did that in IE4 and IE5 (within a few days, anyway). But translation vendors do take time, and loc test teams sometimes operate on very lean staffs.

  106. Anonymous says:

    hi guys,

    ie 7 is a real advance in comparison with ie6 but i did not enjoy the interface et the menu (at the right side).in all cases ,it’s a good job,maybe i’ll think to use ie 8 in the futur, but now i’m still using firefox.

  107. Anonymous says:

    Will IE 7 FULLY support CSS 2 and the full range of pseudo classes.  If not, I’m telling my customers it isn’t worth their time to download.

  108. Anonymous says:

    Для проверки, работает IE7 с русскими доменами, можно зайти на http://ебля.com/

  109. Anonymous says:

    In the IE7 Worldwide Sites page it says ‘Internet Explorer 7 is now available in Finnish, German, Japanese, and Spanish.’. But when you enter the Latin American site or the Spain site (for the spanish version of IE7) the link still offers IE7 RC1.

    Just letting you know, I’m eager to use IE7 final 🙂

  110. Anonymous says:

    oh and while I’m thinking, does IE7 crash when you try to clear the cache and Temporary Internet files?

    How about a nice cache interface like Firefox while we’re at it?  IE6 is very rough around the edges in cache management.

  111. Anonymous says:

    You guys are kidding me, IE7 started to crash my machine after 40 min of install!!!

    No no, this is just a big misunderstanding, IE7 is not ready yet. I predict we going to be "flooded" with patches very soon.

  112. Anonymous says:

    I guess they weren’t ready. They removed the availability of IE7 in Finnish, German, Japanese and Spanish

  113. Anonymous says:

    We have released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP in five new languages: German, Japanese, French,

  114. Anonymous says:

    10月18日,微软正式发布IE7浏览器(一 、二 ),新的IE7.0不仅在界面(streamlined interface )更漂亮,在功能上也也更完善,加入了“tabbed browsing”(多标签浏览)、根据需要对进行打印设置(improved printing),“RSS feeds”、Choose multiple search providers(选择不同的搜索引擎来进行搜索)等新功能,另外,IE7.0还在安全方面(improved security features)做了改进,增加了对钓鱼网站的监控

  115. Anonymous says:

    I have been attempting to figure out what percentage of the net population will get the upcoming Firefox 3 (June 17th!) in their native language ("heart language"). We’re doing 48 different language packs. I’ve attempted this before, but I have been limited