Microsoft Corporation India on Tuesday announced the availability of Hindi version of 2007 Microsoft Office software to accelerate local language computing in the country.
Currently, the Hindi edition will be available with Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Standard 2007 versions.
The launch is part of Project Bhasha, a programme it launched in September 2003, to promote local language computing in India.
Microsoft will also launch Language Interface Packs for 2007 Microsoft Office in 13 Indian languages including Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali, Konkani, Telugu, Urdu, Assamese and Oriya before the end of this year.
"The need for local language software is crucial to deliver the benefits of IT at the grassroot level in a multilingual country like India. The Hindi version will help us extend these benefits to over 3,372 million Hindi speaking population in the country," company's Office System Product Lead Pankaj Ukey said.So far 1.5 million people in the country have adopted 2007 Microsoft Office, he said adding the release of Office Hindi and Local Language Interface Packs later this year will help the company reach out to more customers.