When Microsoft’s popular Internet browsing tool rolls out its latest version, i.e Internet Explorer 9 in India, it will be made available in 11 different Indian regional languages – Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
In a bid to promote its famed local language computing in the country, Microsoft plans to ensure that technology reaches every nook and corner of its vast demograpic. These 11 languages are a part of Microsoft’s much bigger plan – it will launch Internet Explorer in 53 global languages. By visiting the company’s website, users can choose any language of their choice and convenience from the given list. This move of the software giant hasn’t been an 'on the spur moment' one, it has all been there since 1998 i.e. the first time when Bill Gates visited India, and decided to help the masses benefit.
With Project Bhasha coming in 5 years later, the concept got rooted more firmly.