On International Mother Language Day, Microsoft today announced support for Email Address Internationalization (EAI) for 15 Indian languages: Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi, Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, across most of their email apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP).
With this support, Indian users can register their local language email address with a third-party providers such as XgenPlus. For example, they can have email address like the below in Hindi.
Speaking of the announcement Meetul Patel, COO – Microsoft India said, “Ensuring that language is not a barrier to the adoption of technology is key for digital inclusion and growth. Making email addresses available in 15 languages is an exciting step to making modern communications and collaboration tools more accessible and easier to use for all – something we have been relentlessly working towards. We’re making technology use the language of people, and not requiring people to first learn the traditional language of technology.”