Archive for January 2009

Links to standalone .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 core and language pack installer packages

The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 was released last fall along with Visual Studio 2008 SP1. The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installs the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and the .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 behind the scenes as prerequisites. Initially, the only way to get the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 was to install the full .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 package.

Working with Strings with Combining Characters

In some languages, like Arabic and Hebrew, you combine some characters with combining characters based on the pronunciation of the word.

Combining characters are characters (like diacritics, etc.) that are combined with base characters to change the pronunciation of the word (sometimes called vocalization.)

Localized Visual Studio 2008 in 9 new languages

Visual Studio 2008 has been localized into Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, Hindi, Polish, Tamil, Turkish, Malayalam and Oriya as a free “CLIP” download package.