Microsoft Adds Support For 15 Indian Languages For Email Addresses

The languages being introduced are those that support Unicode.

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On Wednesday, IT giant Microsoft announced the revival of email addresses by introducing support in 15 Indian languages. The support will be extended to all its apps and services which viz. includes Office 365, Outlook 2016,, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP).

The local languages provision will also be available on Outlook accounts for personal computers. The announcement was made on the eve of International Mother Language Day.

Indian users will be able to make good of the support flawlessly for sending and receiving an email to and from local language e-mail addresses through Outlook client on PCs, along with Outlook apps for Android and IOS.

Meetul Patel, COO, Microsoft India, in a statement said:  “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.”

“We are making technology use the language of people and not requiring people to first learn the traditional language of technology,” Patel added.

The step to make this advancement happen stems from the company’s ongoing efforts to support Email Address Internationalisation (EAI) to all its products and services eco-system. The idea was also to make technology handy in local languages.

Unicode - an international encoding standard, is the software support that was used to introduce the local languages.

More Indian languages will be added as and when the IDNs and e-mail addresses in these languages come forth, making it a forward compatible feature.

In the previous month, Microsoft had declared the incorporation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Neural Networks (DNN) for the betterment of real-time language translation for languages such as Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.

The users will benefit greatly from the development by getting more accurate and precise results while surfing the Internet from websites such as Microsoft Edge browser, Bing search, Bing Translator website, and also Microsoft Office 365 products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Skype.

Information sources: hindustantimes

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