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Making Internet Phone Calls Using Skype
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Changing Languages

Besides the various call and conferencing functions, Skype adds a nice touch by allowing you to localize Skype to display the language that you are most comfortable with. To change the language, go to Tools -> Select Language and select the language you prefer (see Figure 16). Twenty-seven languages are supported.

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Figure 16. Localizing Skype with your choice of language

Figure 17 shows Skype localized in Chinese and Japanese.

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Figure 17. Localizing Skype in Chinese and Japanese


I am pretty excited about Skype. I can think of many uses for it, especially in the workplace. Suppose your office has wireless access everywhere (such as on a university campus). Using Skype on a Pocket PC will let you stay connected with your colleagues, making use of the ubiquitous access that wireless technology provides. My personal Pocket PC phone edition device is now loaded with Skype, and I use it as a WiFi phone whenever I have internet access.

Wei-Meng Lee (Microsoft MVP) is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions, a technology company specializing in hands-on training on the latest Microsoft technologies.

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