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Windows 10 Tip: Text suggestions expands language support | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the latest batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.

Text suggestions for the hardware keyboard is a learning tool originally introduced in RS4, and with RS5 it has expanded language support. If you’d like to try it out in one of the supported languages, you can do so by enabling the  “Show text suggestions as I type”  feature under  Settings > Devices > Typing.
Check it out in action, in Hungarian:

Here is the list of languages added in this update:
Afrikaans (South Africa)
Albanian (Albania)
Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
Armenian (Armenia)
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan)
Basque (Spain)
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
Catalan (Spain)
Croatian (Croatia)
Czech (Czech Republic)
Danish (Denmark)
Dutch (Netherlands)
Estonian (Estonia)
Finnish (Finland)
Galician (Spain)
Georgian (Georgia)
Greek (Greece)
Hausa (Nigeria)
Hebrew (Israel)
Hungarian (Hungary)
Indonesian (Indonesia)
Kazakh (Kazakhstan)
Kiswahili (Kenya)
Latvian (Latvia)
Lithuanian (Lithuania)
Macedonian (Macedonia)
Malay (Malaysia)
Norwegian (Bokmal) (Norway)
Persian (Iran)
Polish (Poland)
Romanian (Romania)
Serbian (Serbia) (Latin)
Serbian (Serbia) (Cyrillic)
Slovak (Slovakia)
Slovenian (Slovenia)
Swedish (Sweden)
Turkish (Turkey)
Ukrainian (Ukraine)
Uzbek (Uzbekistan) (Latin)
Hindi (India)
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ADLaM: Find out how a new alphabet is helping an ancient people write its own future | Windows Experience Blog

ADLaM creators Ibrahima and Abdoulaye Barry in Portland, Oregon.

When they were 10 and 14, brothers Ibrahima and Abdoulaye Barry set out to invent an alphabet for their native language, Fulfulde, which had been spoken by millions of people for centuries but never had its own writing system. While their friends were out playing in the neighborhood, Ibrahima, the older brother, and Abdoulaye would shut themselves in their room in the family’s house in Nzérékoré, Guinea, close their eyes and draw shapes on paper.
When one of them called stop they’d open their eyes, choose the shapes they liked and decide what sound of the language they matched best. Before long, they’d created a writing system that eventually became known as ADLaM.
The brothers couldn’t have known the challenges that lay ahead. They couldn’t have imagined the decades-long journey to bring their writing system into widespread use, one that would eventually lead them to Microsoft, which has now made their alphabet available in Windows and Office. They wouldn’t have dreamed that the script they invented would change lives and open the door to literacy for millions of people around the world.
Read the entire story by Deborah Bach on Microsoft Story Labs and listen to the brothers talk about their experience through audio clips produced by Sara Lerner.

Windows 10 Tip: Emoji Panel overhaul includes more languages, ways to insert multiple emoji – Windows Experience Blog

If you like to express yourself with emojis, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update features updates to the Emoji Panel that includes support for more languages.
Now, you can use Emoji Panel to insert multiple emoji at once. After opening up the panel by pressing hotkey Windows logo key + “.” or “;”, you can browse, search and then select more than one emoji. The panel won’t go away until you click close button or press the “Esc” key. More emoji will also now appear as you’re typing related words with the touch keyboard.
Emoji search is now available for more languages. You can find an emoji by keyword in more than 150 locales, including English (Great Britain), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain) and more.
We’ve also added Emoji Panel support for more languages. You can now use the emoji in more than 190 locales – 151 of which have tooltip support when you hover over each emoji. This includes English (Great Britain), French (France), German (Germany) and Spanish (Spain).
Check out the Emoji Panel:

And stay tuned for more emoji, including superheroes, redheads, a softball, a pirate flag and more coming in the next Windows 10 update!
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Updated August 13, 2018 9:43 am