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Mixed language versions of Office 2010

Published: May 16, 2012

An installation of Microsoft Office 2010 suites can include applications or user interface elements in more than one language because some Office 2010 products are not available in every language.

This article describes which language versions are available for a subset of the Office 2010 applications, which Office 2010 applications will work with Language Interface Packs, and the recommended base languages to install for Office 2010 Language Interface Packs.

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Applications and language availability

Individual applications will install with the Office 2010 language version installed with a few exceptions. One exception is that the Hindi language version installs Microsoft Access 2010 in English.

In other language versions, certain applications are not available at all.

Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010, and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 are available in a subset of languages, as shown in the following table.

Language Project 2010 Visio 2010 SharePoint Designer 2010

Arabic

yes

yes

yes

Brazilian

yes

yes

yes

Chinese - Simple

yes

yes

yes

Chinese - Traditional

yes

yes

yes

Czech

yes

yes

yes

Danish

yes

yes

yes

Dutch

yes

yes

yes

English

yes

yes

yes

Finnish

yes

yes

yes

French

yes

yes

yes

German

yes

yes

yes

Greek

yes

yes

yes

Hebrew

yes

yes

yes

Hindi

no

no

yes

Hungarian

yes

yes

yes

Italian

yes

yes

yes

Japanese

yes

yes

yes

Korean

yes

yes

yes

Norwegian

yes

yes

yes

Polish

yes

yes

yes

Portuguese (European)

yes

yes

yes

Russian

yes

yes

yes

Slovak

yes

yes

no

Slovenian

yes

yes

no

Spanish

yes

yes

yes

Swedish

yes

yes

yes

Thai

no

no

yes

Turkish

yes

yes

yes

Ukrainian

yes

yes

no

Language Interface Packs

For some languages, Microsoft localizes only some Office 2010 applications and releases them as Language Interface Packs (LIPs). Users must first install a full language version of Office 2010, and then they can install the LIP. They work in their preferred language in the following applications and features:

  • Microsoft Word 2010

  • Microsoft Outlook 2010

  • Microsoft Excel 2010

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

  • Shared Office features

The rest of the applications appear in the primary Office 2010 installation language. The following table lists the recommended base language for each LIP language.

LIP language Recommended base language

Afrikaans

English

Albanian

English

Amharic

English

Armenian

English

Assamese

English or Hindi

Azeri

English or Russian

Basque

Spanish or French

Bengali - Bangladesh

English

Bengali - India

English or Hindi

Bosnian - Cyrillic

Serbian Latin, English, or Croatian

Bosnian - Latin

Serbian Latin, English, or Croatian

Byelorussian

Russian

Filipino

English

Galician

Spanish

Georgian

English

Gujarati

English or Hindi

Hausa

English

Igbo

English

Icelandic

English

Indonesian Bahasa

English

Inuktitut

English

Irish - Gaelic

English

isiXhosa

English

isiZulu

English

Kannada

English or Hindi

Kazakh

Russian or English

Khmer

English

Ki'che

Spanish

Kyrgyz

Russian

Kiswahili

English

Konkani

English or Hindi

Luxembourgish

German, English, or French

Macedonian (FYROM)

English

Malay

English

Malay - Brunei

English

Malayalam

English or Hindi

Maltese

English

Maori

English

Marathi

English or Hindi

Mongolian (Cyrillic)

English or Russian

Nepali

English or Hindi

Norwegian - Nynorsk

Norwegian

Oriya

English or Hindi

Persian

English

Punjabi

English or Hindi

Quechua

Spanish

Setswana

English

Sesotho sa Leboa

English

Sinhalese

English

Tamil

English or Hindi

Tatar

Russian

Telugu

English or Hindi

Turkmen

English or Russian

Urdu

English

Uzbek - Latin

English or Russian

Vietnamese

English

Welsh

English

Yoruba

English

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