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Microsoft Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) - Alsace

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  • Version: 1.1
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

The Microsoft Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) is a simple language translation solution that uses tooltip captions to display results.

  • Translation to: Alsace

    The Microsoft Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) is a simple language translation solution that uses tooltip captions to display results. Use CLIP as a language aid, to see translations in your own dialect, update results in your own native tongue or use it as a learning tool.

    CLIP is designed to enable and support indigenous languages and native dialects and is the result of the close collaboration between Microsoft and local communities. Users will be able to download multiple languages, switching target translations quickly and easily.

    To use, simply move your mouse around the screen and halt briefly over any text you want translated. Users can also add their own translations and copy and paste any results.

    Translations are available between the following languages: French, Alsace and English.

    More CLIP languages are available for download here


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

    • This download works best with the following:
      • 2007 Microsoft Office system

    • The following is also required:
      • Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 (Click here for available downloads)
      • You may be prompted to have your administrator install a Code Culture

    Note: This download has been upgraded for Windows XP Service Pack 3. Uninstall any previous versions of CLIP before installing this updated.

Installation Instructions

  • To install this download:
    1. Select your base (Translate-from) and target (Translate-to) language pair.
    2. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
    3. When the installation completes, CLIP will start automatically.

    Instructions for use:

    • Once installed, Microsoft Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) is already enabled and ready to display translations. All you need to do is move your cursor around the screen and delay briefly over the text you want translated.
    • There are two types of interface available to show the translation results: the Tooltip caption or the CLIP window. To select how and when the translations are shown, set your preferences using the Options button on the CLIP window or by right-clicking on the system tray icon.
    • To add or edit translations, use the CLIP window and click on the down arrow in the results pane. To access the CLIP window for your selected source text, press the CLIP 'Window Key + Hot-key'. You may then need to move the cursor around a little to bring up the selection menu. Users can copy translation results by using the Copy menu and pasting into other documents.
    • To temporarily stop or start CLIP, double-click on the system tray icon or use Options to set start-up defaults. Use Exit to shutdown CLIP.

    To remove this download:
    1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
    2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
    3. In the list of currently installed programs search for Microsoft Captions Language Interface Pack and uninstall your chosen language(s).
    4. Click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.
    5. Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.

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