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Potential for Gaelic programs, says Microsoft executive

An executive at US technology giant Microsoft has said there was potential for its computer programs such as Office to be provided in Gaelic.

Bob McDowell told BBC Alba that newly launched software providing Gaelic translations could be the starting point for further products.

The Scottish Gaelic Microsoft Captions Language Interface Pack was officially launched in Inverness.

Mr McDowell is vice president of the company's business critical solutions.

The new captions pack allows users to get Gaelic translations of text by hovering their mouse over words and phrases.

Gaelic body Bord na Gaidhlig was involved in the project to create the pack.

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