IE8 Beta 1 For Developers Now Available in Chinese (Simplified) and German

The IE team is pleased to announce the availability of Chinese (Simplified) and German versions of Windows Internet Explorer Beta 1 for Developers. The two languages released today are fully localized versions of the IE8 English Beta 1, released March 5, 2008. They carry with them the same improved CSS 2.1 support, better scripting performance, and other features and improvements that the English beta 1 developer release contains.

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Supported Platforms:

This release is supported on the same platforms as the previous IE8 Beta 1 English release. Here are the supported operating systems:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista SP1 (final version only - Currently available to MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers and Volume License customers)
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows XP SP3 (RC2 candidate - Build 3311 or higher)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 (final version only)

For install guidelines, please see the "How to Install the German or The Chinese (Simplified) Builds of Internet Explorer" section of the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 release notes here.

Please note that each international version may only be installed on its native language operating system or on English versions of the operating system with the native language’s Multi-language User Interface (MUI) installed. You can learn more about Multi-language User Interfaces (MUI) here.

We value your expertise and look forward to hearing your feedback on this Developer Beta release! Online support is available through the IE Beta Newsgroup and you can sign up through MS Connect to vote on IE8 Beta bugs. You can report a webpage problem and also request to be added to the IE Technical Beta Program by following instructions found at the bottom of the IE8 Beta Feedback blog post.

Hope you enjoy this Beta release for developers as much as we do!

Vishwac Sena Kannan
International Program Manager
Internet Explorer

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