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Google Desktop Search 2 for Non-English Users

Just a month after releasing the final version of Google Desktop Search 2 English version, Google today announced that the other international (multilingual) version of Google Desktop Search 2 are also out of beta.

Google Desktop Search 2 is now in 16 languages for non-english users, including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese/Brazilian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

The International versions of GDS 2 includes an international Weather panel, a Google Maps panel and support for script Sidebar plug-ins for developing Google Sidebar panels using the Google Desktop Display API.

Google Desktop 1 was available only in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish language. The Sidebar was available only in English.

Download Google Desktop Search 2 International [1.3 MB exe]

Download the Google Desktop SDK

The Google Desktop SDK provides documentation and sample code for using the Google Desktop APIs (via COM and HTTP/XML). Developers can program in Visual Studio .NET, Java, Perl, Python orany language that supports COM and XML. JavaScript and VBScript samples are for Sidebar only. [via]

Update: Google also released a new service allowing developers the opportunity to create "modules" for the Google personalized homepage ( Adam Sah posts on the Google Blog in: Build your own Google homepage, that the Google Homepage API has been released. They even offer a collection of a few modules including a clock, a weather map, and a way to personalize the Google logo.