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Windows 7 will Feature 50 New Fonts and 36 Languages


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Windows 7 will Feature 50 New Fonts and 36 Languages

Windows 7 which is slated for final release in October, 2009 will offer lots of customization options when compared to previous versions. Since Windows 7 will be used worldwide, the Windows 7 engineering team has added more features to suit the users worldwide. Some of the new features added in the final version of Windows 7 are new fonts, new language packs and also localized themes and customizations.

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The Windows 7 team has added new fonts for the global market in the final version of Windows 7 and when it will be released, it will feature fifty (50) new fonts. Windows 7 will be the first version of Windows to ship with more fonts for non-Latin scripts than for Latin-based scripts. One of the major change is for the languages of India. To the nine (9) fonts for Indian languages that was available in Vista, Windows 7 adds forty (40) more. Windows 7 will now include multiple fonts for each of the official languages of India.

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With the expansion of fonts in Windows 7, the font control panel has also gone for a change. The font control panel will have large icon view. The font icons now convey much more information about the appearance of the font.

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Windows 7 will also feature themes, backgrounds and sounds for local markets. Local Packs provide customized Windows 7 visual themes for a specific region. These visual themes contain locally relevant wallpaper images, custom aero glass colors, and regional sound schemes.

In addition to this, Windows 7 localized versions will be available within 2 weeks of the final release of Windows 7. Windows 7 will be released in 36 languages in October.

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In addition to the 36 languages that will be released in October, there will be additional languages available for download as Language Interface Packs (LIPs) onto any Windows 7 edition as part of the Local Language Program (LLP). Catalan and Hindi LIPs will be available for download in October.

Image credit: Windows 7 Engineering Blog.

More details on these features are available on the Windows 7 Engineering Blog.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Hydraulic Valves

    July 9, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Great post.thanks for sharing.

  2. Pingback: Preview, Delete or Hide Fonts in Windows 7

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