IE8 is now available on Windows XP for 5 more languages


We are pleased to announce the availability of Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP for 5 additional languages today.  These languages were tagged as “Coming Soon” in our blog post early June. Please visit our World wide sites page to download Internet Explorer in your preferred locale/ language.

Languages newly available on Windows XP:

For reference, here’s a table with the full list of IE8 availability:

LANGUAGE

Windows Vista

Windows XP

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2003

x86

x64

x86

x64 PRO

x86

x64

x86

x64

Arabic

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Chinese (Traditional)

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Chinese (Simplified)

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Chinese (Hong Kong)

Available

Available

-

-

Available

Available

-

-

Czech

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Danish

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Dutch

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

English

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Finnish

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

French

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

German

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Greek

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Hebrew

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Hungarian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Italian

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Japanese

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Korean

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Norwegian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Polish

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Portuguese (Portugal)

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Portuguese (Brazil)

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

Available

Russian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

Available

Spanish

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Swedish

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Turkish

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

Available

-

Bulgarian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Croatian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Estonian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Latvian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Lithuanian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Romanian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Serbian (Latin)

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Slovenian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Slovak

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Thai

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Ukrainian

Available

Available

Available

-

Available

Available

-

-

Albanian

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Assamese

Available

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Basque

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Bengali (Bangladesh)

Available

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Bengali (India)

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Bosnian (Cyrillic)

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Bosnian (Latin)

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Catalan

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Gujarati

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Hindi

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Indonesian

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Kannada

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Kazakh

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Konkani

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Kyrgyz

Available

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Macedonian

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Malay (Brunei Darussalam)

Available

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Malay (Malaysia)

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Malayalam

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Marathi

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Oriya

Available

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Punjabi

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Serbian (Cyrillic)

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Tamil

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Telugu

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Uzbek (Latin)

Available

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Vietnamese

Available

-

Available

-

-

-

-

-

Thanks,
Vishwac Sena Kannan,
International Program Manager | Internet Explorer.

Comments (11)

  1. gabe says:

    when will the transcirpt from the ie team chat be posted

  2. HappyAndyK says:

    Thats an eye-opener! I didnt know IE8 was available in so many languages ! Thanks for the post.

  3. qualitydirectory says:

    Last time 20 languages were added to the pack and now 5 more. I appreciate the speed with which you add more languages. Hopefully before the end of the year, a couple of African languages will be added. I know The IE8 Team is listening attentively and uses the community feedback to enhance the browser to appeal to a wider audience all over the world.

  4. Mohammad says:

    Thanks. I Love Microsoft!

    Please Add Persian Language

    Good Luck

  5. boen_robot says:

    Could you possibly arrange the list of all IE8 releases in some order please? Like alphabetically (by the english language name) or perhaps by the number of available platforms + alphabetically?

    I’m curious about something… how do decide what languages to translate on what platforms? Do you analyze sales, UA strings, independant researchers or just "invest fully in a language; translate it wherever possible; if not currently possible, create patches and translate later"?

    I’m asking because the kind of translation you currently have for my language (Bulgarian) is spot on – Windows XP (x86) and Windows Vista (x86 and x64) are the only widely (enough…) used OSes. No one uses Windows XP x64 (as far as I know, and mind you – I sell and repair computers as my day job, so I know what I’m talking about), and when someone needs a web server, they usually choose Linux. Big corporations that would need to use Windows Server only for their own organization do exist, but are very few (especially when compared with bigger markets like Germany, UK or the US), excluding the government agencies of course. Foreign investors are only starting to appear in recent years, so if they do decide to buy a new Windows Server for their Bulgarian employees, they’d want the latest – Windows Server 2008.

  6. S says:

    Ok, now can you work on SVG support? Every modern browser except Internet Explorer supports the SVG image standard. As a web designer, it would be useful if the people coming to my site in IE could see the images properly.

  7. Giovanfrancesco Pugliese Carratelli says:

    I am using Windows XP x64 in Italian. I tried to install IE8 also in Italian, but the installation stopped almost immediately, saying the language used for the operating system is not supported by the installation programme.

    What is wrong?

  8. Allison [MSFT] says:

    The June IEChat transcript is now live.

  9. Dwight Stegall says:

    Why would anyone still want to use XP? It’s like living in the Ice Age. I never did like it. Vista is way better.

  10. bboy33 says:

    It’s amazing how Internet Explorer works hard to add more language availability to their product. This way, more and more people would be able to use it even if they don’t know how to speak English.  It makes it more convenient too as they can be more comfortable while accessing the internet with the language that they are familiar with.

  11. Brookeleshea says:

    Check out my URL to see a public service announcement I made about IE8 Translation accelerators! ! !

    http://www.brickfish.com/Pages/VideosSeries/VideoView.aspx?vid=8980_83053190&pid=332257&scid=465