by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/07/01 07:43 -07:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2006/07/01/653573.aspx
In a response to my Channel 9 appearance, drloc asked:
Dear Michael, Can ya plz tell ma about Urdu Language Support in Vista and Vista Urdu Localizationz.......... THankz
Well, I have an answer now, and I think there is a pattern developing here.
So looking back at past posts on LIPs:
It is my pleasure to add to the list the Urdu Language Interface Pack!
Some interesting information about the language:
Number of speakers:
~60 million native speakers, ~40 second language speakers
Name in the language itself: اردو
Urdu is the national language of Pakistan. Although English (the second official language) is widely used in elite circles and Punjabi has more native speakers, Urdu is promoted and expected by the administration to eventually prevail in Pakistan. It is taught as a compulsory language up to high school and has started becoming the lingua franca.
Urdu is also spoken in India and has official language status in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, and in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
From a strictly linguistic perspective, Urdu and Hindi are two standard forms of one language rather than two different languages (This phenomenon is referred to as a "diasystem" and known from language groups like Persian/Dari/Tajik, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (formerly known as Serbo-Croatian), Danish/Norwegian or Malay/Indonesian. The issue is, of course, politically highly charged, and speakers of these languages normally consider them as distinct languages). Urdu has been borrowing more from Persian, while Hindi has been using Sanskrit to extend its vocabulary, and both are written in different scripts.
- There are large numbers of Urdu speakers outside of South Asia in countries with Urdu workers or immigrants: The United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom each have between 350,000 and 400,000 speakers.
- The language name Urdu is related to the English word horde: Urdu started to develop under the Muslim courts which ruled South Asia from the early 13th century. The rulers, the Moghuls, originally spoke Turkish. Their word ordu, meaning tent or army, was eventually used for the language of the army - which became modern Urdu.
Urdu is an Indo-European language.
Urdu is written with an extended Persian script (which is an extended Arabic alphabet).
So, drloc and everyone, Enjoy!
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# mark brown on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 1:19 AM:
The above post is very informative related to urdu language.Urdu is the national language of Pakistan.Urdu language evolved during the declining period of Muslim rule in South Asia.Urdu and Hindi languages are extremely similar to each other, mostly composed of native north Indian linguistic elements. Having a common origin, both languages are intelligible to each other, and overwhelmingly share the same syntax, vowels, vocabulary, etc.
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