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Check spelling and grammar in foreign languages with Microsoft Office Proofing Tools

Office 2003 Version Proofing Tools Included
Arabic Arabic, French, English
Bulgarian Bulgarian, English, German, Russian
Chinese (Pan-Chinese), English
Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified), English
Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional), English
Croatian Croatian, German, English, Italian, Serbian
Czech Czech, Slovak, German, English
Danish Danish, German, English
Dutch Dutch, French, English, German
English English, Spanish, French
Estonian Estonian, English, Finnish, Rusiian, German
Finnish Finnish, Swedish, German, English
French French, Arabic, Dutch, German, English, Spanish
German German, French, Italian, English
Greek Greek, French, German, English
Hebrew Hebrew, French, English, Arabic, Russia
Hindi Hindi, English, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu
Hungarian Hungarian, French, German, English
Italian Italian, French, German, English
Japanese Japanese, English
Korean Korean, English
Norwegian Norwegian, German, English, Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Polish Polish, German, English
Portuguese (Brazil) Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, English
Portuguese (Portugal) Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, English, French
Romanian Romanian, French, English
Russian Russian, Ukrainian, English
Serbian Serbian, Croatian, English, French, German
Slovak Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, English
Slovenian Slovenian, Croation, German, English, Italian
Spanish Spanish, Catalan, Basque, French, English, Galician, Portuguese (Brazil)
Swedish Swedish, German, Finnish, English
Thai Thai, French, English
Turkish Turkish, French, German, English
Ukrainian Ukranian, Russian, English

For more than a decade, Alki Software published Proofing Tools that allowed users of Microsoft Office to check spellings, synonyms and grammar, and hyphenate, in various languages. These products, which were manufactured by Alki using some components licensed from Microsoft, were sold directly by Alki in the United States and Canada, and by Microsoft elsewhere in the world.

Alki stopped selling Proofing Tools in 2002 because customers were adopting Microsoft Office 2000, which had spell checkers and other proofing tools for multiple languages built in.

In addition, users of Office 2000 could purchase a CD containing more than 30 languages, any of which could be installed by users.

For Office XP and Office 2003, Microsoft expanded the number of languages and the depth of features available. Languages supported include Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Gaelic (Ireland), Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Marathi, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Welsh.

Alki no longer supports its legacy products, which were last updated for Office 97 but which also work for Office 2000.

Today, any Office user who desires multilingual support should be using a modern version of Office because of the superiority of the features, and the availability of product support directly from Microsoft.

We encourage Office users to purchase from Microsoft the appropriate Proofing Tools product for Office 2003.

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