IE9 Bests Firefox 4, Chrome 11, Opera 11 at Language Support
Article by George Norman
On 30 May 2011
The latest and greatest version of the Microsoft-developed Internet Explorer (IE9) web browser is IE9 which was rolled out as a final, stable version this March. It brought with it a new and sleek interface, faster JavaScript performance, HTML5 support, the option to pin sites to the taskbar, and several other bits and pieces (check out this article if you don’t know what IE9 has to offer).

The news is that IE9 has managed to best its competition, mainly Firefox 4, Chrome 11, Opera 11 and Safari 5 – best the competition as far as language support is concerned. Microsoft has recently announced that IE9 now provides support for a grand total of, wait for it, 93 languages. Firefox 4 provides support for 86 languages, Chrome 11 for 45 languages, Opera 11 for 44 languages, and Apple’s Safari provides support for a mere 16 languages.

Sponsored Links

Support for 53 languages has been added to the existing 40 languages, bumping the total number of supported languages up to 93. IE9 users can wait for Microsoft to offer them IE9 in one of the new languages via Windows Update, or they can get IE9 in the language of their choice from the IE9 Worldwide Downloads Page here. Users who are on a multilingual version of Windows and have IE9 in English (or one of the previously supported languages) can get a language pack to experience IE9 in the newly supported languages – language packs for Windows Vista and Server 2008 here, for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 here.

“A browser in the language of the user’s choice is an important part of delivering the best experience of the Web on Windows. With IE9, our goal was to deliver more languages faster. With today’s release, IE9 is available in all languages that Windows Vista is available in and in 93 of 96 languages Windows 7 is available in,” explained Internet Explorer Program Managers, Vishwac Sena Kannan and Kevin Luu.

In the list below you can view all the languages IE9 provides support for. The red ones are the 40 languages IE9 already provided support for, the blue ones are the 53 new languages IE9 provides support for.

Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Browser, Windows Update, IE9
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 02 Oct 2015
These software applications are here to offer an alternative if you've upgraded to Windows 10 and you don't like how the Start Menu looks like.
By George Norman on 02 Oct 2015
Install one of these apps on your phone or tablet, launch it, and you’ll have instant peace and quiet. You can take a break and get your thoughts in order, or you can...
Related News
By George Norman on 30 Apr 2015
Microsoft finally came up with a name for the web browser that is supposed to replace Internet Explorer: Microsoft Edge.
By George Norman on 27 Aug 2015
Windows 10 is even more successful than its predecessors, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It's been about a month and it's already on 75 million devices.
By George Norman on 02 Jun 2015
We knew Microsoft was readying Windows 10 for a summer 2015 release, but we did not know precisely when Microsoft would roll out the new operating system.
By George Norman on 21 Sep 2015
Unless you tell the browser to stop, it will keep track of the websites you visit, the things you search for, the files you downloaded, and more. This can...
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
IE9 Bests Firefox 4, Chrome 11, Opera 11 at Language Support
HTML Linking Code