XP for tablet PCs will run apps in eight languages

A forthcoming beta release of Microsoft Corp.'s multilingual software for tablet PCs lets users log on and run applications in multiple foreign languages.

At this month's CeBIT 2003 conference in Hannover, Germany, the software giant released a first draft of its Multilingual User Interface and Recognizer Pack, which stretches language support for the Microsoft XP Tablet PC Edition operating system to include Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. It also can translate Spanish handwriting to text.

The software switches user interface settings, such as menus and dialog boxes, from language to language.

The beta pack will go public in July.

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