64 bits of awesomesauce, delivered!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2010/09/08 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2010/09/08/10059151.aspx

It all started with I knew where Nepal was before Raiders of the Lost Ark. Did you?.

Well, actually, in a comment to it, from friend and regular reader, Pavanaja U B:

Thanks that MS is now releasing both 64 and 32 bit versions. I wish Kannada LIP was last in the list and not first so that I could have got 64 bit version. Any chance of releasing 64 bit versions of previously released LIPs which were only 32 bit?


Now it is true that the LIPs that came early did have the one drawback that the new plan I discussed in Reporting on 64 bits of awesomesauce was going to take a little bit to catch up and release the 64-bit versions to sit alongside the 32-bit ones. As I mentioned:

The bad news is that the LIPs that have been released as 32-bit versions only will have to wait for a bit before the media verification can happen and their 64-bit counterparts can be released. They will be coming, but it will be a bit. If there were some other way it would happen sooner, but all of these work items are on a very tight schedule and the new work items can only be added when time can be found.

But I can report that everyone does want to see it happen and that it will eventually happen!

I promise that I will keep interested readers posted about this as more details become available. :-)

Anyway, do you know what has been happening?

They have been putting up the 64-bit versions of these LIPs as soon as the verification happened, and many of them are now up. Including Tamil and Kannada!

Not not every single one of them is up yet but they will be coming , with more and more making it up all the time. So if you are waiting for your preferred language, just check it out and see if it is there. If not then it will be soon.


Pavanaja U B on 8 Sep 2010 9:50 PM:

Great news. Thank you. I have downloaded the 64 bit LIP for Kannada and installed it. Now checking. Translation quality is far better compared top that of XP LIP. I could locate that at some places better words/phrases could have been used. One major issue is that the English letters look very small small now. Over all, good going.



Ravi Kulkarni. on 12 Sep 2010 10:19 PM:

Hi, I downloaded it and tried it. yes translation quality is very good compared to XP LIP. English letters look small, can u do it little bigger please?thanks.

Prasanna on 12 Sep 2010 10:37 PM:

Wow, This is great...I remember having sent a request to both MSFT & Google to enable transliteration for Kannada on 64-bit Windows 7.

Now with the Kannada LIP ready for Win7 64-bit, we are going to have some good time. Downloading it right away and feedback to follow.

Kudos to MSFT for having released it.


Prasanna V

Ram on 12 Sep 2010 11:38 PM:

awesome #kannada

Ashwin on 13 Sep 2010 3:52 AM:

Thanks for the Kannada LIP!

Pavanaja U B on 13 Sep 2010 8:28 AM:

I have mentioned it in my weekly column  in a Kannada daily about IT. The same is also being uplaoded regularly as blog. Current episode is available at ganakindi.blogspot.com/.../blog-post_13.html

N K Shivanna on 15 Sep 2010 10:04 PM:

Thanks to Microsoft for providing us with Kannada. I installed and was thrilled to see Kannada. The English letters look too small. Anything can be done to change that? Can I use some other font for English only?

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