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  1.    06 Apr 2016 #1
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    OK! Select Language: English (United Kingdom), English (United States)


    Hi there,
    When choosing the Win 10 install I am given these options:
    Select Language: English (United Kingdom), English (United States)

    are there any major differences? apart from the obvious one - certain words are spelt differently...

    thanks!

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  2.    07 Apr 2016 #2
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro

    The difference is the spelling of some words, default measurement system and default formats for currency, date and time. The spelling cannot be changed later without downloading and installing a language pack and applying it.

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    The formats can be changed to whatever user prefers. US English has by default first day of week Sunday, UK English Monday. US English Windows uses by default 12 hour clock (12 AM to 11:59 PM) and has date format as MONTH DAY YEAR, whereas UK English has 24 hour clock (00 to 23:59) and DAY MONTH YEAR.

    Default currency sign is in US English Windows $, in UK English version £. In addition the default measurement system in US English Windows is U.S. and in UK version metric.

    The UK (GB) English Windows 10 is also known as English International, see for instance the name of UK English Windows 10 TH2 version 1511 official ISO images which MS has named as Win10_1511_1_EnglishInternational_x64.iso.

    Kari
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  3.    07 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Well, I never knew that!

    From The seven-day week

    According to the international standard ISO 8601, Monday is the first day of the week ending with Sunday as the seventh day of the week. Although this is the international standard, countries such as the United States still have their calendars refer to Sunday as the start of the seven-day week.
    I admit to being behind the times. I was educated in the UK, and had always been taught that Sunday was the first day of the week, but of course this is at variance, even with the Book of Genesis, where we are told that the Creator rested on the seventh day.

    If we really adhered to the standard, we should use YY MM DD for date formats.
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  4.    07 Apr 2016 #4
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    Standish, Lancashire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    I admit to being behind the times. I was educated in the UK, and had always been taught that Sunday was the first day of the week.
    Same here although Monday does make more sense.
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  5.    07 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro

    It's called weekend, I mean Saturday and Sunday is, not weekchange as would be more logical if the week changed from Saturday to Sunday

    Weekend ends the week, thereafter the new week starts on Monday.
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  6.    07 Apr 2016 #6
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    UK, Midlands
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    Ooh... Kari, that's MUCH too logical... when you consider, for example, that in the UK a popular magazine for television times and program details is called the Radio Times.. (it started when there was only radio and radio broadcasts were new - it also includes radio programs).

    But we do sometimes stumble with 'next week, this week, last week'.
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  7.    07 Apr 2016 #7
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    thanks Kari!
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  8.    07 Apr 2016 #8
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    Main thing is the keyboard is slightly different e.g. @ and " swap positions, £ is where $ is etc.
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  9.    07 Apr 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Main thing is the keyboard is slightly different e.g. @ and " swap positions, £ is where $ is etc.
    I don't see how the keyboard would be the main thing? It belongs to same category as formats, changed easily to whatever you want to. IF your physical keyboard layout is UK English but your Windows installed in US English, just replace the US keyboard in Settings with UK one.
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  10.    07 Apr 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Main thing is the keyboard is slightly different e.g. @ and " swap positions, £ is where $ is etc.
    That caught me out on my Raspberry Pi. The default in Raspbian is English UK and your not given an option to change it during the install. Slightly off topic I know, but it can have you scratching your head if your using an American keyboard. it's not hard to change, once you figure out what's going on. It wasn't immediately obvious to me the first time it happened though.
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