About multilingual features in Office

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About multilingual features in Office

Some of the content in this topic may not be applicable to some languages.

Microsoft Office XP programs support editing and viewing of documents in more than 80 languages by taking advantage of the Unicode text encoding standard. The many different multilingual features of Office are helpful if you work with files that contain text in more than one language, if you work in a multinational organization, or if you share files with people who use Office on systems that run in other languages.

You or your system administrator can customize Office to handle conventions and requirements that are unique to each language. You can also add language-specific commands and features to Office.

Multilingual features

Unicode support in Office

Setting up your computer and keyboard to work in more than one language

Setting up your Office program to work in more than one language