About multilingual features in Office
You can use the following multilingual features to create, edit, and view text in many languages.
Unicode characters and international keyboards
Unicode is an encoding standard that can represent the characters of most written languages with a single character set.
In Office for Mac 2011, you can type, display, and print Unicode characters that are associated with the following keyboards:
Australian, Austrian, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Bulgarian, Canadian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Dvorak, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian (F.Y.R.O.), Northern Sami, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss French, Swiss German, Turkish, U.S., Ukrainian, Unicode Hex Input, and Welsh.
You can also use the following Mac OS X input methods: Hangul, Kotoeri, Murasu Anjal Tamil, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
You can use Office to work in Chinese. For example, you can type Chinese characters in all Office applications, use phonetic guides, and use Chinese word-breaking and text-formatting conventions in Word.
To find out how to turn on Chinese language features, see Turn on Chinese language features.
You can use Office to work in Japanese. For example, you can type Japanese characters in all Office applications, use phonetic guides in Excel, and use Japanese word-breaking and text-formatting conventions in Word.
To find out how to turn on Japanese language features, see Turn on Japanese language features (U.S. version only).
In Office documents, you can display data that consists of both Latin and East Asian language characters.
When you use the keyboard layout for a language that comes with proofing tools, you can also use the proofing tools for that language. For more information, see Proofing tools that are available for each language.
Euro currency values
You can type and print euro currency values. For more information, see Keyboard shortcuts for the euro currency symbol.
In Excel, you can perform financial calculations involving the euro.
Date, time, and number formats
When you enter dates, times, and numbers, Office displays them based on your settings in Mac OS X Language & Text preferences.
When you create a Web page in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, you can set the default character set encoding so that the page displays properly in Web browsers all over the world.
Office for Mac in other languages
Office for Mac is available in the following languages:
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Danish (as part of the Nordic Pack)
Finnish (as part of the Nordic Pack)
Norwegian (as part of the Nordic Pack)
To learn more about other language versions of Office for Mac, visit the Microsoft for Mac International Sites page.
|Note For languages in the Nordic Pack, Help content is provided in English.|