The Windows 7 Luxembourgish Language Interface Pack is live!
Windows 7 is now available in Luxembourgish! The only limitation […]
November 4, 2010
Windows 7 is now available in Luxembourgish! The only limitation is that it can only be installed on a system that runs a genuine client version of Windows 7. It is in available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The Luxembourgish Windows 7 LIP is produced as part of the Microsoft
Local Language Program.
A little background information on Luxembourgish
Number of speakers: ~500,000
Name in the language itself: Lëtzebuergesch
Luxembourgish is spoken in the small Western European country of Luxembourg where it is official language since 1984 (together with French and German). Though so closely related to German (see “Classification”) that German speakers should have no major problems understanding Luxembourgish, the differences between the two languages in terms of grammar are considerable. Luxembourgish has also borrowed many words from French (from merci for thank you to Prabbeli from parapluie for umbrella).
Though Luxembourg is founding member of the European Union, Luxembourgish is not an official language of the EU. In Luxembourg itself laws are not published in Luxembourgish either.
Strictly linguistically spoken, Luxembourgish is a West Central German dialect – but due to its standing it can be considered a language on its own (As the saying goes, “A language is a dialect with an army”.) Luxembourgish as a Germanic language belongs to the family of Indo-European languages).
Luxembourgish is written in Latin script. There are four special characters: é, ä, ë and ü.