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  1. Change Display Language in Windows 10


    How to: Change Display Language in Windows 10

    How to Change Display Language in Windows 10


    The display language you select changes the default language used by all Windows features like Settings and File Explorer.

    See also: Manage the input and display language settings in Windows 10 | Windows Support

    This tutorial will show you how to change the display language for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:




    OPTION ONE [/i] Change Display Language in Settings
    1. If you haven't already, you will need to install the language pack of the added language you want to set as your display language. (see screenshots below)

    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    2. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Time & Language icon.

    3. Click/tap on Language on the left side, and select a Windows display language you want in the drop menu on the right side. (see screenshots below)

    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on Yes, sign out now or No, sign out later for what you want to do. (see screenshot below)

    *note The selected display language will not be applied until you sign in next.

    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Change Display Language in PowerShell
    1. If you haven't already, you will need to install the language pack of the added language you want to set as your display language. (see screenshots below)

    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    2. To See a List of All Currently Installed Language Packs
    A) Open an elevated PowerShell.

    B) Copy and paste the DISM /online /Get-Intl command into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    C) Make note of the language tag (ex: "en-GB") of the installed language pack you want to set as your display language (ex: "English (United Kingdom)"). (see table below)


    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    [table][tr]Language Language tag [/tr] [tr][td]Afrikaans (South Africa)[/td] [td]af-ZA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Albanian (Albania)[/td] [td]sq-AL[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Amharic (Ethiopia)[/td] [td]am-ET[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Arabic (Saudi Arabia)[/td] [td]ar-SA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Armenian (Armenia)[/td] [td]hy-AM[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Assamese (India)[/td] [td]as-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Azerbaijan[/td] [td]az-Latn-AZ[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Bangla (Bangladesh)[/td] [td]bn-BD[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Basque (Basque)[/td] [td]eu-ES[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Belarusian[/td] [td]be-BY[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Bangla (India)[/td] [td]bn-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Bosnian (Latin)[/td] [td]bs-Latn-BA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Bulgarian (Bulgaria)[/td] [td]bg-BG[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Catalan[/td] [td]ca-ES[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Central Kurdish[/td] [td]ku-ARAB-IQ[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Cherokee[/td] [td]chr-CHER-US[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Chinese (Hong Kong SAR)[/td] [td]zh-TW[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Chinese (PRC)[/td] [td]zh-CN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Chinese (Taiwan)[/td] [td]zh-TW[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Croatian (Croatia)[/td] [td]hr-HR[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Czech (Czech Republic)[/td] [td]cs-CZ[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Danish (Denmark)[/td] [td]da-DK[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Dari[/td] [td]prs-AF[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Dutch (Netherlands)[/td] [td]nl-NL[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]English (United States)[/td] [td]en-US[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]English (United Kingdom)[/td] [td]en-GB[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Estonian (Estonia)[/td] [td]et-EE[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Filipino[/td] [td]fil-PH[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Finnish (Finland)[/td] [td]fi-FI[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]French (Canada)[/td] [td]fr-CA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]French (France)[/td] [td]fr-FR[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Galician[/td] [td]gl-ES[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Georgian (Georgia)[/td] [td]ka-GE[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]German (Germany)[/td] [td]de-DE[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Greek (Greece)[/td] [td]el-GR[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Gujarati (India)[/td] [td]gu-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Hausa (Latin, Nigeria)[/td] [td]ha-Latn-NG[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Hebrew (Israel)[/td] [td]he-IL[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Hindi (India)[/td] [td]hi-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Hungarian (Hungary)[/td] [td]hu-HU[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Icelandic (Iceland)[/td] [td]is-IS[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Igbo (Nigeria)[/td] [td]ig-NG[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Indonesian (Indonesia)[/td] [td]id-ID[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Irish (Ireland)[/td] [td]ga-IE[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]isiXhosa (South Africa)[/td] [td]xh-ZA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]isiZulu (South Africa)[/td] [td]zu-ZA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Italian (Italy)[/td] [td]it-IT[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Japanese (Japan)[/td] [td]ja-JP[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Kannada (India)[/td] [td]kn-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Kazakh (Kazakhstan)[/td] [td]kk-KZ[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Khmer (Cambodia)[/td] [td]km-KH[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]K'iche' (Guatemala)[/td] [td]quc-Latn-GT[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Kinyarwanda[/td] [td]rw-RW[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Kiswahili (Kenya)[/td] [td]sw-KE[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Konkani (India)[/td] [td]kok-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Korean (Korea)[/td] [td]ko-KR[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Kyrgyz (Kyrgyzstan)[/td] [td]ky-KG[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Lao (Laos)[/td] [td]lo-LA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Latvian (Latvia)[/td] [td]lv-LV[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Lithuanian (Lithuania)[/td] [td]lt-LT[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Luxembourgish (Luxembourg)[/td] [td]lb-LU[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Macedonian (FYROM)[/td] [td]mk-MK[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Malay (Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore)[/td] [td]ms-MY[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Malayalam (India)[/td] [td]ml-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Maltese (Malta)[/td] [td]mt-MT[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Maori (New Zealand)[/td] [td]mi-NZ[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Marathi (India)[/td] [td]mr-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Mongolian (Cyrillic)[/td] [td]mn-MN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Nepali (Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal)[/td] [td]ne-NP[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway)[/td] [td]nb-NO[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Norwegian, Nynorsk (Norway)[/td] [td]nn-NO[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Odia (India)[/td] [td]or-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Persian[/td] [td]fa-IR[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Polish (Poland)[/td] [td]pl-PL[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Portuguese (Brazil)[/td] [td]pt-BR[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Portuguese (Portugal)[/td] [td]pt-PT[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Punjabi (India)[/td] [td]pa-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Punjabi (Arabic)[/td] [td]pa-Arab-PK[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Quechua (Peru)[/td] [td]quz-PE[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Romanian (Romania)[/td] [td]ro-RO[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Russian (Russia)[/td] [td]ru-RU[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Scottish Gaelic[/td] [td]gd-GB[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina)[/td] [td]sr-Cyrl-BA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia)[/td] [td]sr-Cyrl-RS[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Serbian (Latin, Serbia)[/td] [td]sr-Latn-RS[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Serbian (Latin, Serbia)[/td] [td]sr-Latn-RS[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Sesotho sa Leboa (South Africa)[/td] [td]nso-ZA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Setswana (South Africa)[/td] [td]tn-ZA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Sindhi (Arabic)[/td] [td]sd-Arab-PK[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Sinhala (Sri Lanka)[/td] [td]si-LK[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Slovak (Slovakia)[/td] [td]sk-SK[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Slovenian (Slovenia)[/td] [td]sl-SI[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Spanish (Mexico)[/td] [td]es-MX[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Spanish (Spain)[/td] [td]es-ES[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Swedish (Sweden)[/td] [td]sv-SE[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Tajik (Cyrillic)[/td] [td]tg-Cyrl-TJ[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Tamil (India)[/td] [td]ta-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Tatar (Russia)[/td] [td]tt-RU[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Telugu (India)[/td] [td]te-IN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Thai (Thailand)[/td] [td]th-TH[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Tigrinya[/td] [td]ti-ET[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Turkish (Turkey)[/td] [td]tr-TR[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Turkmen[/td] [td]tk-TM[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Urdu[/td] [td]ur-PK[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Ukrainian (Ukraine)[/td] [td]uk-UA[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Uyghur[/td] [td]ug-CN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Uzbek (Latin)[/td] [td]uz-Latn-UZ[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Valencian[/td] [td]ca-ES-valencia[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Vietnamese[/td] [td]vi-VN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Welsh (Great Britain)[/td] [td]cy-GB[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Wolof[/td] [td]wo-SN[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Yoruba (Nigeria)[/td] [td]yo-NG[/td] [/tr] [/table]


    3. To Change Display Language
    A) Open PowerShell.

    B) Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Set-WinSystemLocale <language tag>

    *note Substitute <language tag> in the command above with the actual language tag (ex: "en-GB") from step 2 for the language (ex: "English (United Kingdom)") you want to set as your display language.

    For example: Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB

    C) Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Set-WinUserLanguageList <language tag> -Force

    *note Substitute <language tag> in the command above with the actual language tag (ex: "en-GB") from step 2 for the language (ex: "English (United Kingdom)") you want to set as your display language.

    For example: Set-WinUserLanguageList en-GB -Force


    Change Display Language in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Close PowerShell.

    5. sign in to apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    ShirleyRotert, Jul 8, 2018
    #1
  2. 95Viper Win User

    Windows 8.1 update changed the language, can't change back

    Maybe, these will help... it seems it is a common enough problem.

    Language packs are no longer available after you upgrade to Windows 8.1

    And, sort of the same here --> Add a language or keyboard

    Quote from above MS web page:

    Spoiler Download and install language packs
    You'll need to download the language pack if you want to make a language your Windows display language (that's the language you see most often in Windows and apps).
    • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    • Tap or click Time and language, and then tap or click Region and language.
    • Tap or click a language that says Language pack available underneath, and then tap or click Options.
    • Tap or click Download. The download process might take a while, depending on your PC and the size of the language pack.
      If you want to make this your display language, see the next section "Change your Windows display language".
    Change your Windows display language
    To change your Windows display language (that's the language you see most often in Windows and apps), first add a language, download and install the language pack, and then follow these steps.
    • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    • Tap or click Time and language, and then tap or click Region and language.
    • Tap or click the language that you want to set as your display language.
    • Tap or click Set as primary to move the language to the top of the list. If the language can become your Windows display language, you'll see Will be display language after next sign-in appear under the language.
    • Sign out and then sign back in to finish.
    And here is some more info --> Add Language Packs to Windows
     
    95Viper, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Arun B J Win User
    I can not change display language

    Hi,



    Thank you for your reply.



    I suggest you to Change settings that may block installation

    There are advanced language settings that may block the download of language packs. To revert these settings to their defaults values so that you can download language packs, follow these steps:


    • Open Control Panel. To do this, type Control Panel in the
      Search box, and then tap or click Control Panel in the search results list.

    • Tap or click Clock, Language and Region. (If you are viewing Control Panel in icon display, select
      Language, and then go to step 4.)

    • Tap or click Language.

    • Tap or click Advanced settings.

    • Examine the Override for Windows display language and
      Override for default input method lists. Make sure that the
      Use language list (recommended)
      option is selected for both lists


    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.
     
    Arun B J, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Change Display Language in Windows 10

    change language display on windows 10

    Hi,

    Thanks for your interest on Windows 10.



    To assist you better I would like to know, what was the base language for your previous Operating system?



    I would suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Remove the Japanese language.


    • Press Windows + X on your keyboard.

    • Select Control panel.

    • Select language.

    • Click on the Option adjacent to the
      Japanese language.

    • Click on remove under input method.
    Step 2: Add English Language.


    • Press Windows + X on your keyboard.

    • Select Control panel.

    • Select language.

    • Click on Add language.

    • Add the English language from the given list.


    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. change display language

    /Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We understand the inconvenience caused and will assist you.

    I suggest you to check if you are able to change the language in the lock screen by following the steps below:

    • In the lock screen click on the last icon from the right.
    • Select English from the menu.

    If this option is not available, in the lock screen, hold the Windows key and use Space bar key to change language.



    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Change Windows 10 Display Language


    Yep exactly the same. I used to be able to change the display language in Windows 8/8.1, not anymore tho.
     
    cappuccino, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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