How to switch languages in Windows Live Essentials 2011

You must have read our earlier post Links for Windows Live Essentials 2011 Offline Installers for ALL languages. The new Windows Live Essentials 2011 now also supports Multi-language  User Interface (MUI).

This means that you can switch languages and this change is across the suite. Just like in Windows 7 or Microsoft Office, you can quickly change the UI language by applying MUI packs.  This also means that by installing the MUI you get the spell checker for that language – useful in Writer UI.

For this just go to Control Panel  > Clock, Language and Region.

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Click on it and there you’ll see an option for Windows Live Language Setting.

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Click on Windows Live Language setting and choose the language you want. There are more than 45 languages to choose from.

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Since you are accessing it for the first time, it will start installing it. So stay connected to the internet for the installation period.

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Once its done, it can be seen across all Windows Live Apps in the Essentials 2011 Suite. Here I have installed Hindi language .

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But as seen here, the Ribbon interface Hindi language fonts seems to be very small and may cause difficulty in reading for some. So this needs to be looked into by Windows Live Team.

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Now I have both English and Hindi languages installed for the Essentials and can be switched very easily and as seen here its also gets listed in the installed languages list.

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To see the language change you need to exit and restart all Windows Live Essential programs that are running. Once you have installed the languages you want by going online, you can switch the language even when you are offline the next time. It may take a little bit of time, so wait a bit for it to make the language switch.

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