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    Change Display Language in Windows 10

    Change Display Language in Windows 10

    How to Change Display Language in Windows 10
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    04 Dec 2020
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    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.

    If you have a single language edition of Windows 10 installed, you will receive an "Only one language pack allowed" or "Your Windows license supports only one display language" message when trying to change the display language.



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    OPTION ONE

    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-install_language_pack.jpg Change Display Language in Windows 10-install_language_pack-2.jpg

    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-change_display_language_in_settings-1.jpg Change Display Language in Windows 10-change_display_language_in_settings-2.jpg

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

    The selected display language will not be applied until you sign out and sign in next.

    Change Display Language in Windows 10-change_display_language_in_settings-3.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    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-install_language_pack.jpg Change Display Language in Windows 10-install_language_pack-2.jpg


    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-installed_language_packes_powershell.png

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


    3 To Change Display Language

    A) Open PowerShell.

    B) Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Set-WinSystemLocale <language tag>

    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)

    Set-WinUserLanguageList <language tag> -Force

    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-change_display_language_command.png

    4 Close PowerShell.

    5 Sign out and sign in to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 13,398
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       #1

    Hello @Brink ,

    I setup this to change Display Language from en-US to en-GB . . .

    Code:
    
    @echo off
    PowerShell Set-Culture en-GB
    PowerShell Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB
    PowerShell Set-WinHomeLocation -GeoId 242
    PowerShell Set-WinUserLanguageList en-GB -Force
    pause

    The result is . . .

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    Try the new cross-platform PowerShell https://aka.ms/pscore6
    
    PS C:\Windows\System32> DISM /online /Get-Intl
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.18362.1
    
    Image Version: 10.0.18363.418
    
    Reporting online international settings.
    
    Default system UI language : en-US <---------
    System locale : en-GB
    Default time zone : GMT Standard Time
    Active keyboard(s) : 0809:00000809, 0409:00000809
    Keyboard layered driver : PC/AT Enhanced Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    
    Installed language(s): en-US <---------
      Type : Fully localized language.
    
    The operation completed successfully.

    Why have I still got en-US entries please.

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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,525
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    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @Paul Black,

    Interesting. What does it show as your system UI language below?

    Change System UI Language in Windows 10
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 13,398
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Thanks for the reply, it is appreciated.

    Here is the information . . .

    Change Display Language in Windows 10-date_time1.png
    Change Display Language in Windows 10-date_time2.png
    Change Display Language in Windows 10-date_time4.png
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,525
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    @Paul Black,

    It looks like you have a few more to change to en-GB.
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  5. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 13,398
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #5

    I managed to change the Default System UI Language: using . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Language]
    ; "InstallLanguage"="0409"
    "InstallLanguage"="0809"
    "Default"="0809"
    Code:
    
    PS C:\Windows\System32> DISM /online /Get-Intl
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.18362.1
    
    Image Version: 10.0.18363.418
    
    Reporting online international settings.
    
    Default system UI language : en-GB
    System locale : en-GB
    Default time zone : GMT Standard Time
    Active keyboard(s) : 0809:00000809, 0409:00000809
    Keyboard layered driver : PC/AT Enhanced Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    
    Installed language(s): en-US
      Type : Fully localized language.
    
    The operation completed successfully.

    . . . but I can't find where to change the Windows Display Language as per . . .

    Change Display Language in Windows 10-date_time1.png

    . . . even when the Preferred Language is already set to English (United Kingdom).
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,525
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Paul Black said:
    I managed to change the Default System UI Language: using . . .

    . . . but I can't find where to change the Windows Display Language as per . . .

    . . . even when the Preferred Language is already set to English (United Kingdom).
    Just to verify, did you restart the computer after making the changes to fully apply?

    Are you able to manually change the display language to en-GB in Settings?
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  7. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #7

    Brink said:
    Just to verify, did you restart the computer after making the changes to fully apply?

    Are you able to manually change the display language to en-GB in Settings?

    [1] Yes, I did.
    [2] No.

    Thanks.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,525
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Paul Black said:
    [1] Yes, I did.
    [2] No.

    Thanks.
    Odd. No en-GB in the Windows Display Language drop menu?

    Did you install the en-GB language pack to have it available for a display language?

    Add a Language in Windows 10
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  9. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 13,398
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       #9

    I downloaded the en-US Pack and Removed en-UK Pack.
    I signed-out and back in and then downloaded the en-UK Pack [ I checked the Set as my Display Language box ].
    I signed-out and back in and the en-UK Pack was still NOT available in the drop-down.

    NOT to worry, I can live with it.

    Thanks for your time and help, it is very much appreciated.

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