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When will FULL language packs for W8.1 be released

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I made the grievous mistake once of installing Hebrew into Windows 7. I could not find the Control Panel to set it back and had to wipe the whole thing!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (6.3.9600)


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I made the grievous mistake once of installing Hebrew into Windows 7. I could not find the Control Panel to set it back and had to wipe the whole thing!
    Tell me about it. Setting the language can be quite a prank... :-/
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  3. #13


    I use, on previous OSs, a Danish LIP (Language interface pack). They are OK to get you around, and suit my purpose in teaching and demo, but, in the case of Danish, and, as I understand, many others, they do not give 100% coverage.
    If the budget allows, and you feel it is really necessary, it is better to install the particular language edition of the OS.
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  4. #14


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 had loads of extra language packs that you could set the display language to -- it was a good alternative to having the "Native" version of windows which isn't available - but all the menus' etc are in the installed display language on top of your installed version - often English.

    There were about 106 extra languages (including Icelandic). You installed these as MUI files from the Ms site -- control panel - add language.

    I'm surprised as I would have thought the base GUI would be the same as W8 but obviously not. - For some of my users this is going to be a showstopper unfortunately so they will stay on W7 or W8 until this is fixed. Pity as IMO W8.1 is far superior almost in every way to Windows 8 -- still not totally "Desktop Friendly" but Ms is "getting there" and has finally realized that while the market might not be growing very fast (if at all) desktop users STILL make up a significant part of Ms's revenue and will continue to do so for many years yet.

    Control panel lists these but when you try and install them you get the message Language pack isn't available.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #15


    Not to worry. They have said that there are things still being added, before the public release. I doubt that they will take the chance of alienating, and losing customers, on such a premise.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 had loads of extra language packs that you could set the display language to -- it was a good alternative to having the "Native" version of windows which isn't available - but all the menus' etc are in the installed display language on top of your installed version - often English.

    There were about 106 extra languages (including Icelandic). You installed these as MUI files from the Ms site -- control panel - add language.

    I'm surprised as I would have thought the base GUI would be the same as W8 but obviously not. - For some of my users this is going to be a showstopper unfortunately so they will stay on W7 or W8 until this is fixed. Pity as IMO W8.1 is far superior almost in every way to Windows 8 -- still not totally "Desktop Friendly" but Ms is "getting there" and has finally realized that while the market might not be growing very fast (if at all) desktop users STILL make up a significant part of Ms's revenue and will continue to do so for many years yet.

    Control panel lists these but when you try and install them you get the message Language pack isn't available.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Jimbo, Windows 7 from the start has a multiplex array of downloadable language packs ready to be downloaded from Windows Downdate. I have not seen this in Windows 8, and I wold LIKE to see it, because I live in an area with many spanish and farsi speaking people.
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