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:
Windows Server 2008
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:
- Bengali (Bangladesh)
- Bengali (India)
- Malay (Brunei Darussalam)
- Malay (Malaysia)
- Uzbek (Latin)
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.