Microsoft Announces Support for e-mail Addresses in Indian languages

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On the International Mother Language Day, Microsoft has given an awesome gift to Indian people. The company has announced support for email addresses in 15 Indian languages across its email apps and services.

It is an interesting addition where users will be able to create email addresses in local language. Users will get seamless experience of sending/receiving emails to these local language e-mail addresses via Outlook client on PCs, and Outlook apps for Android and IOS.

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“Making e-mail addresses available in 15 languages is an exciting step to making modern communications and collaboration tools more accessible and easier to use for all,” Meetul Patel, COO, Microsoft India, said in a statement.

The supported languages are Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi, Bengali, Gujrati, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. For example, en email address in Hindi will be something like व्यक्ति@संगठन.भारत.

Users can register local language email addresses in India from third party EAI address providers such as XgenPlus before using it on Microsoft’s email clients. These are the languages that support Unicode.

It is worth to note that Microsoft started Project Basha in 1998 for providing local language computing and India has been a core market for it. Microsoft supports 22 constitutionally recognized Indian languages overall, 11 Indian language scripts for Office and Windows and Bing allows users to browse in nine Indian languages. It shows how the company is committed to offer its products and services to masses.


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