Farsi? Persian? You'll be getting some LIP about it either way

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2010/03/07 07:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2010/03/07/9972623.aspx


Hey, guess what?

Microsoft released the Persian (Farsi) Language Interface Pack for Windows 7!

Now this LIP must be installed over English; it is only released in the 32-bit flavor.

You can get it right here!

I was about the put in some of the language info I have been doing (it came with the internal announcement), info that was included as part of the original release notes....

But then I noticed something.

The info is the same as that I previously posted in the earlier announcement of an earlier version of Windows and its Farsi LIP (in Persian? Or Farsi?).

And you don't need me to repeat myself that way when I can just provide you the link....

Either way, the whole Windows 7 release here is exciting, and I hope you enjoy it. :-)

Some time soon I'll talk about the whole 32-bit/64-bit thing, I promise....


yawei on 7 Mar 2010 6:02 PM:

Can it translate the language all around the world ???I wonder that !

Ctyzanni on 7 Mar 2010 6:21 PM:

1) Why is the MS download page only available in "Farsi"? (fa) System administrators who do not read the language may need to download and install it for others.

2) Why is there no 64-bit version? I suppose that is for another upcoming post.

Yuhong Bao on 8 Mar 2010 11:56 PM:

Well, one workaround if you need this LIP and have more than 4GB of RAM

<"workaround" truncated>

That is not a workaround that adds the Farsi LIP to your 64-bit Windows 7, sorry. Let's keep it on-topic, please!

Yuhong Bao on 9 Mar 2010 6:14 PM:

"That is not a workaround that adds the Farsi LIP to your 64-bit Windows 7, sorry."

No, it is a workaround to add more than 4GB support to 32-bit Windows Vista/7 so you still can run the LIP.

Michael S. Kaplan on 9 Mar 2010 8:02 PM:

LIPs do not require more than 4gb, so it is still offtopic. :)

Yuhong Bao on 9 Mar 2010 10:34 PM:

"LIPs do not require more than 4gb, so it is still offtopic. "

LIPs themselves probably don't require much memory, I am talking about the case where you are running the 32-bit only LIP on a system with more than 4GB of memory.

Michael S. Kaplan on 9 Mar 2010 11:35 PM:

Please let's just not put it here. That is NOT the topic here. Period.

Michael S. Kaplan on 10 Mar 2010 1:09 AM:

Beyond that, the hack is a very bad idea and is a huge security risk. I would never ever recommend people try it, for any language version.

Mohammad Alizaadeh (محمد علیزاده) on 1 Aug 2010 9:35 AM:

We need Windows 7 & Office 2010(persian) from base (Install & Help & ...).

Michael S. Kaplan on 1 Aug 2010 11:38 AM:

??????

No idea what you are asking for here.

stillife on 16 Aug 2010 4:47 PM:

I've been using (and loving) the LIPs since Windows XP. They are really useful for getting people who haven't mastered English yet to still be connected to the world (like my grandmother). So kudos to Microsoft. Now, there is one problem and that is Microsoft's refusal to ship a native PDF reader app with Windows (I understand there may be antitrust issues here, but still). That leaves users to have to go for third-party tools like Adobe or Foxit. The problem is that Adobe doesn't seem to care too much about Farsi users and doesn't offer any language assistance to Farsi speakers. Foxit doesn't have any support either (although I'm in the process of creating a translation). The only useable alternative is SummatraPDF. Now I've been helping the developer of SummatraPDF with the translation into Farsi (which was started and substantially completed by another user). However, we are having a bit of problem trying to figure out how we can get the program to follow the LTR settings of the underlying Windows. A lot of applications seem to have no problem with this and switch the window controls and menus around once the LIP is installed. We are trying to do the same thing with SummatraPDF. I realize this might not be your area, but I was hoping you would be able to at least point us in the right direction. This way we can at least provide an alternative PDF reader for Farsi speakers until (fingers-crossed) Microsoft comes out with a PDF application for Windows (and includes the language files in the LIP).

Again thanks for your efforts.

Bests,

Still

PS: in case you want to reach me use stillife [atttt] shaw.ca.


referenced by

2011/02/01 I Dari you! Heck, I Double Dari you!

2010/09/20 If you are Persian, you may not always want to follow your Parent

2010/08/23 On Feedback (some positive, and some the other kind)

2010/03/14 If you can't read it, then that freaking list clearly doesn't have you in mind

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