How to enable South Asian language support for Word 2002 on Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT 4.0

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SUMMARY

This article discusses the system requirements for inputting and editing South Asian languages, as well as the steps for proofing South Asian languages, in Microsoft Word 2002 on the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Note South Asian languages include Thai, Hindi, and Vietnamese.

Requirements for Inputting and Editing South Asian Languages

  • Localized version of the operating system
    In order to input the South Asian languages, you must have a localized version of a Microsoft Windows operating system. You cannot input South Asian languages on the English versions of Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0.
  • Type of Office installation
    You must decide whether to install a localized version of Microsoft Office XP or to install the English version of Office XP with the Multilingual User Interface. If you only need to proofread the South Asian languages, you can install the English version of Office XP with the Proofing Tools installed.

    Note: The Multilingual User Interface is installed from the Multilingual User Interface Pack CD-ROMs.

    The Benefits of Using a Localized Version:

    You may prefer to use a localized version of Office if your organization needs completely localized functionality and the additional content that comes with some fully localized versions. Each localized version includes at least two sets of appropriate Proofing Tools for the languages that you are likely to use most often (for example, the Norwegian version includes Norwegian, German, and English Proofing Tools). To expand that support to more than 40 languages, you can add the Proofing Tools for Office XP to any localized version.

    Note Currently there is a localized version of Office XP only for Thai.

    The Benefits of Using the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack:

    Office XP with MUI Pack simplifies deployment of Office in large multinational organizations. Because of a common worldwide executable file that is included for each Office program, IT administrators need to create only one custom installation for users in all countries/regions. The MUI Pack also includes Proofing Tools for Office XP, which enable users to create and edit documents in more than 40 languages. Multinational companies can use the MUI Pack to enable mobile users and others to share workstations, regardless of their language, and to enable centralized global Help desks to switch language interfaces on their computer screens to match the language interface of their customers. Some dialog boxes and screens may not exist in the language specified.

Configure a Localized Version

In this configuration, you install a localized version of both Windows and Office. By default, the configuration allows input in the language version of the operating system. The menus and Help in Microsoft Office also are displayed in the localized language.
  • Install the localized version of Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT 4.0, according to the steps provided with the product.

    -and-
  • Install the localized version of Office XP.

    Note Currently there is a localized version of Office XP only for Thai.

Configure the Multilingual User Interface

In this configuration, the operating system is localized, which allows input in the South Asian language. The English version of Office is installed with the MUI Pack, to allow Office to display its menus and Help in that localized language.
  • Install the localized version of Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT 4.0, according to the steps provided with the product.
  • Install the English version of Office XP.
  • Install the Multilingual User Interface for the appropriate language. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Run Lpksetup.exe from CD-ROM 1 of the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack CD-ROM set.
    2. Follow the instructions provided by the MUI Pack Setup to install the appropriate language.

      Note If the language that you need to configure is not listed, read the Lpkread.htm file that is included with the MUI Pack CD-ROM. Some languages may not be listed in the Setup program, and special steps may be required.
  • Configure Office to use the new language interface. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office XP Language Settings.
    2. Select the User Interface tab.
    3. In the Display menus and dialog boxes in drop-down list, select the language in which you want the menus and dialog boxes to be displayed.
    4. In the Display Help in drop-down list, select the language in which you want the Help files to be displayed.

Install and Configure the Proofing Tools

The following configuration uses a nonlocalized copy of the operating system. This limits you from being able to input (type) in the language. The Proofing Tools are installed, which gives you the ability to open documents in the various languages and proofread them.

Note The Proofing Tools are available as a part of the Multilingual User Interface Pack or as a separate CD-ROM.
  • Install the English version of Office XP on a Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT 4.0 desktop.
  • Install the Office XP Proofing Tools. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Insert the Proofing Tools CD-ROM.
    2. Click Start and then click Run.
    3. Type cd drive:\PTKSetup.exe.

      Notecd drive is the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive.
    4. For the type of Setup, select Custom.
    5. Select the language for which you want to install proofing tools, and then click Run All From My Computer.
    6. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  • Verify that Word is set to automatically detect the language type. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Start Microsoft Word.
    2. On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Set Language.
    3. Select Detect language automatically check box, and then click OK.
Microsoft Word can now detect the language that was installed by the Proofing Tools installation. Word also can check the spelling and grammar in the language that was installed by the Proofing Tools installation.

Troubleshooting

In the English version of Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0, you cannot input South Asian languages. You must use a localized version of the operating system to input in these languages.



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Article ID: 311017 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 4.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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