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FAQ: How many languages does ArcGIS Desktop support?

Question

How many languages does ArcGIS Desktop support?

Answer

ArcGIS Desktop supports most of the major world languages. Language support is usually only limited by the underlying technology, such as operating systems and relational database systems.

For example, Windows XP supports 136 different locales and 17 language groups. ArcGIS Desktop supports 136 locales and the following 17 language groups on Windows XP:

Arabic		Greek	   Simplified Chinese
Armenian Hebrew Traditional Chinese
Baltic Indic Turkish
Central Europe Japanese Vietnamese
Cyrillic Korean Western Europe
Georgian Thai United States


Note:
A locale is a set of language and cultural conventions such as sorting order, date format, and decimal and digit grouping symbols.