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Office 2013 French Language Pack

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:Note If you have a 32-bit version of Office 2013 Language Pack installed on a 64-bit version of Windows, you should install the Office 2013 Language Pack SP1 32-bit package.

Office 2013 french language pack


Microsoft Office is a handy tool that can be easily accessorized for maximum potential. By adding an additional language accessory pack, you can increase your display features, add extra help functions and increased proofreading tools to standard Office features.

Adding a language accessory pack to Microsoft Office is simple if you follow a few basic steps. These steps work for both Language Accessory Packs for Office 2013 and Office 2010. The only difference is in choosing which version of Office you have.

Not all language accessory packs have this option available. If the language accessory pack does have this option, you will find it available under this menu. With this option, you can set the language priority order for the buttons, tabs, and help menu.

This article describes methods of deploying and managing language packs for versions of Office 2016 that use the Windows Installer (MSI) installation technology, which are available for enterprises through volume licensing. If you have an Office subscription and you're deploying Microsoft 365 Apps, which uses the Click-to-Run installation technology, see Overview of deploying languages for Microsoft 365 Apps.

Office 2016 is available in many languages. In an international setting, you can deploy multiple language versions of Office 2016 in a single installation process. Setup combines a language-neutral core product with one or more language-specific packages to create a complete product.

On the source media, language-specific packages are organized into separate folders. Each folder name has a language tag appended to it, in the form ll-cc. That tag identifies the language and culture. For example, U.S. English language folders are identified by the folder name extension en-us. The language tags help you determine the folders that you have to copy to the network installation point.

Language packs enable site owners and site collection administrators to create SharePoint sites and site collections in multiple languages without requiring separate installations of SharePoint 2013. You install language packs, which contain language-specific site templates, on web and application servers. When an administrator creates a site or a site collection that is based on a language-specific site template, the text that appears on the site or the site collection is displayed in the site template's language. Language packs are typically used in multinational deployments where a single server farm supports users in different locations, or when sites and web pages must be duplicated in one or more languages.

If users are accessing Project Server 2016 in the SharePoint farm and have to view their project data in another language, they will also have to install a corresponding Project Server 2016 language pack. For more information about Project Server 2016 language packs, see Deploy language packs in Project Server 2013

Word breakers and stemmers enable you to search efficiently and effectively across content on SharePoint sites and site collections in multiple languages without requiring separate installations of SharePoint 2013. Word breakers and stemmers are automatically installed on web and application servers by Setup.

The language packs that are installed on the web and application servers determine the list of available languages that you can use to create a site or site collection. By default, sites and site collections are created in the language in which SharePoint 2013 was installed. For example, if you install the Spanish version of SharePoint 2013, the default language for sites, site collections, and web pages is Spanish. If someone has to create sites, site collections, or web pages in a language other than the default SharePoint 2013 language, you must install the language pack for that language on the web and application servers. For example, if you are running the French version of SharePoint 2013, and a site owner wants to create sites in French, English, and Spanish, you must install the English and Spanish language packs on the web and application servers.

Language packs are not bundled into multilingual installation packages. You must install a specific language pack for each language that you want to support. Also, language packs must be installed on each web and application server to make sure that each web and application server can display content in the specified language.

Each language pack that you install creates a folder at %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\15\LAYOUTS\Locale_ID that contains language-specific data. In each locale_ID folder, you must have only one HTML error file that contains the error information that is used when a file cannot be found. Anytime a file cannot be found for any site in that language, this file will be used. You can specify the file to use by setting the FileNotFoundPage() for each web application.

Follow these steps for each language that you want to support. If you decide to download more than one language, please be aware that a unique file that has a common name is downloaded for each language. Therefore, make sure that you download each language pack to a separate folder on the hard disk so that you do not overwrite a language pack of a different language.

By default, the Microsoft PowerShell Help files are installed in English (en-us). To view these files in the same language as the operating system, install the language pack for the same language in which the operating system was installed.

After you install the necessary language files on the web and application servers, you can install the language packs. Language packs are available as individual downloads (one download for each supported language). If you have a server farm environment and you are installing language packs to support multiple languages, you must install the language packs on each web and application server.

Rerun the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard by using the default settings. If you do not run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard after you install a language pack, the language pack will not be installed correctly.

After you install a new language pack and rerun the Rerun the SharePoint 2013 Configuration Wizard, you must deactivate and then reactivate any language-specific features before you use the new language pack.

When you install language packs, the language-specific site templates are installed in the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\15\TEMPLATE\ LanguageID directory, where LanguageID is the Language ID number for the language that you are installing. For example, the United States English language pack installs to the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033 directory. After you install a language pack, site owners and site collection administrators can create sites and site collections based on the language-specific site templates by specifying a language when they are creating a new SharePoint site or site collection.

If you no longer have to support a language for which you have installed a language pack, you can remove the language pack by using the Control Panel. Removing a language pack removes the language-specific site templates from the computer. All sites that were created that have those language-specific site templates will no longer work (It could cause many issues that is, the URL will produce a HTTP 500 - Internal server error page, broken layout, mixture of default, and uninstalled language.). Reinstalling the language pack will make the site functional again.

You cannot remove the language pack for the version of SharePoint 2013 that you have installed on the server. For example, if you are running the Japanese version of SharePoint 2013, you cannot uninstall the Japanese language support for SharePoint 2013.

Wasted 2 days with level 2 technicians at Microsoft Office Research Team who tried to find out why my PPT 2013 Spanish spell checker kept rerouting to English dictionary instead of the Spanish editing language selected. I made all the language choices and they even me install the entire Spanish language pack and make everything in Spanish on my computer and the spell check still defaulted to English. Then after the 2 days they informed me that Microsoft only has a working Spell checker in Spanish in Word and Outlook. Anyone know of a fix? What can I do short of waiting for to figure it out. I have a Surface Pro, Windows 8 and need this functionality in PowerPoint 2013. Thanks, Bess

The following steps show how to configure your Task Sequence to automatically install an Office 2013 Language Pack that matches the language selected during the Deployment Wizard. Since it is deployed dynamically, it eliminates the need to include the Office Language packs in your image.

Create a new application for each Office 2013 Language Pack that you require, using the following command line for setup: "setup.exe /Config .osmui.xx-xxconfig.xml" where "xx-xx" is the language you are adding.

Hi Johan,Lets say you have an English version of Office 2013 included in the image and then select Swedish during the installation.How do you get the Swedish language set as default displaylanguage instead of English during the installation of the language pack ?I mean, otherwise the user have to choose this by himself afterwards, which is not nice ?

Office 2013 Language Interface Packs ("LIP" or "Language Accessory Packs"), are offered from Microsoft in order to change the display language of the Office's 2013 applications menus (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) to another language of your choice. Additionally by installing a different language pack, you can use the spell and grammar checker on that language.


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