2 More LIPs (Language Interface Packs) Released: Malay and Assamese

Late last week 2 additional Windows Vista LIPs where launched on the web site

  1. Malay, download 
  2. The Malay Language (ISO 639-1 code: MS) is officially known as “Bahasa Malaysia” or “Bahasa Melay”. The Malay language is spoken in many countries and is estimated as spoken by between 20-30 million people throughout the world. The Malay language is spoken in several countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, East Timor, and southern parts of Thailand and the Philippines. It has also been known to be spoken in some parts of central eastern Sumatra and parts of the Riau Islands and also Borneo.


  3. Assamese, download 
  4. Assamese is the official language of the northeast Indian state Assam. It is spoken mainly there but also in the neighbouring states of West Bengal, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh. There are also speakers found in Bangladesh and Bhutan. Including second-language speakers the total of Assamese speakers might be as high as 20 million.

****Please note that above LIPs can only be installed on systems that run an English version of Windows Vista. ****

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