O-O-O-Iced Win7 and an Oriya Cookie, They forever go together, What a Classic Combination....

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2010/05/27 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2010/05/27/10016095.aspx


Yes, that's right, the Oriya Language Interface Pack for Windows 7 is now available!

You can download it for any 32-bit Windows 7 install that contains English resources right here....

The Oriya LIP is produced as a part of the Local Language Program, sponsored by Public Sector.

And for a little background information on Oriya:

NUMBER OF SPEAKERS

31 million speakers in India

NAME IN THE LANGUAGE ITSELF:

ଓଡିଆ  

Oriya is one of the official languages of India. About 90 percent of the speakers live in the state Orissa in the East of India, but there are also sizable communities in the neighboring states of West Bengal and Jharkand and, due to labor migration, also in Gujarat.

FUN FACTS:

CLASSIFICATION:

Oriya is a member of the Eastern Indo-Aryan group of Indo-European languages. It is closely related to Bengali, Bihari and Assamese.

SCRIPT:

Oriya has its own script, an abugida with 35 characters. The Oriya script is also used by some smaller languages in Orissa state.

You can click here for more information on the Oriya language.

Enjoy!


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