List of languages supported in Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

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This article lists the default languages that are installed in Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 versus the default languages that are installed in Microsoft Windows 2000.

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Languages for the System

Windows 2000 languages            Windows XP / 2003 languages
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Arabic                            Afrikaans
Armenian                          Albanian
Baltic                            Azeri(Cyrillic)  
Central Europe                    Azeri(Latin)
Cyrillic                          Basque
Georgian                          Belarusian
Greek                             Bulgarian
Hebrew                            Catalan
Indic                             Croatian
Japanese                          Czech 
Korean                            Danish
Simplified Chinese                Dutch (Belgium)
Thai                              Dutch(Netherlands)
Traditional Chinese               English (Australia)
Turkic                            English (Belize) 
Vietnamese                        English (Canada) 
Western Europe and United States  English (Caribbean)
                                  English (Ireland) 
                                  English (Jamaica) 
                                  English (New Zealand) 
                                  English (Philippines) 
                                  English (South Africa) 
                                  English  (Trinidad) 
                                  English (United Kingdom) 
                                  English (United States) 
                                  English (Zimbabwe)
                                  Estonian
                                  Faeroese
                                  Finnish
                                  French (Belgium) 
                                  French (Canada) 
                                  French (France) 
                                  France (Luxembourg) 
                                  French (Monaco) 
                                  French (Switzerland) 
                                  Galician
                                  German (Austria)
                                  German (Germany)
                                  German (Liechtenstein)
                                  German (Luxembourg)
                                  German (Switzerland)
                                  Greek
                                  Hungarian
                                  Icelandic
                                  Indonesian
                                  Italian (Italy)
                                  Italian (Switzerland)
                                  Japanese
                                  Latvian
                                  Lithuanian
                                  Macedonian (FYROM)
                                  Malay(Brunei Darussalam)
                                  Malay (Malaysia)
                                  Mongolian (Cyrillic)
                                  Norwegian (Bokmal)
                                  Norwegian (Nynorsk)
                                  Polish
                                  Portuguese (Brazil)
                                  Portuguese (Portugal)
                                  Romanian
                                  Russian
                                  Serbian (Cyrillic)
                                  Serbian (Latin)
                                  Slovak
                                  Slovenian
                                  Spanish (Bolivia)
                                  Spanish (Chile)
                                  Spanish (Colombia)
                                  Spanish (Costa Rica)
                                  Spanish (Dominican Republic)
                                  Spanish (Ecuador)
                                  Spanish (El Salvador)
                                  Spanish (Guatemala)
                                  Spanish (Honduras)
                                  Spanish (International Sort)
                                  Spanish (Mexico)
                                  Spanish (Nicaragua)
                                  Spanish (Panama)
                                  Spanish (Paraguay)
                                  Spanish (Peru)
                                  Spanish (Puerto Rico)
                                  Spanish (Traditional Sort)
                                  Spanish (Uruguay)
                                  Spanish (Venezuela)
                                  Swahili 
                                  Swedish
                                  Swedish (Finland)
                                  Tatar
                                  Turkish
                                  Ukrainian
                                  Uzbek(Cyrillic)
                                  Uzbek (Latin)

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Windows 2000                     Windows XP / 2003 Region
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Afrikaans                        Afrikaans
Catalan                          Albanian 
Danish                           Azeri(Cyrillic) 
Dutch (Belgium)                  Azeri(Latin)
Dutch (Netherlands)              Belarusian
English (Australia)              Bulgarian
English (Belize)                 Catalan
English (Canada)                 Croatian
English (Caribbean)              Czech
English (Ireland)                Danish
English (Jamaica)                Dutch (Belgium)
English (New Zealand)            Dutch (Netherlands)
English (Philippines)            English (Australia)
English (South Africa)           English (Belize)
English (Trinidad)               English (Canada)
English (United Kingdom)         English (Caribbean)
English (United States)          English (Ireland)
English (Zimbabwe)               English (Jamaica)
Faeroese                         English (New Zealand)
Finnish                          English (Philippines)
French (Belgium)                 English (South Africa)
French (Canada)                  English (Trinidad)
French (France)                  English (United Kingdom)
French (Luxembourg)              English (United States)
French (Monaco)                  English (Zimbabwe)
French (Switzerland)             Estonian
German (Austria)                 Faeroese
German (Germany)                 Finnish     
German (Liechtenstein)           French (Belgium)
German (Luxembourg)              French (Canada)     
German (Switzerland)             French (France)
Icelandic                        French (Luxembourg)
Indonesian                       French (Monaco)
Italian (Italy)                  French (Switzerland)
Italian (Switzerland)            Galician
Japanese                         German (Austria)
Korean                           German (Germany)
Malay (Brunei Darussalam)        German (Liechtenstein)
Malay (Malaysia)                 German (Luxembourg)
Norwegian (Bokmal)               German (Switzerland)
Norwegian (Nynorsk)              Greek
Portuguese (Brazil)              Hungarian
Portuguese (Portugal)            Icelandic
Spanish (Argentina)              Indonesian
Spanish (Bolivia)                Italian (Italy)
Spanish (Chile)                  Italian (Switzerland)
Spanish (Colombia)               Japanese
Spanish (Costa Rica)             Kazakh
Spanish (Dominican Republic)     Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)
Spanish (Ecuador)                Latvian
Spanish (El Salvador)            Lithuanian
Spanish (Guatemala)              Macedonian (FYROM)
Spanish (Honduras)               Malay (Brunei Darussalam)
Spanish (Mexico)                 Malay (Malaysia)
Spanish (Nicaragua)              Mongolian (Cyrillic)
Spanish (Panama)                 Norwegian (Bokmal)
Spanish (Paraguay)               Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Spanish (Peru)                   Polish
Spanish (Puerto Rico)            Portuguese (Brazil)
Spanish (Spain)                  Portuguese (Portugal)
Spanish (Uruguay)                Romanian
Spanish (Venezuela)              Russian
Swahili                          Serbian (Cyrillic)
Swedish                          Serbian (Latin)
Swedish (Finland)                Slovak
                                 Slovenian
                                 Spanish (Argentina)
                                 Spanish (Bolivia)
                                 Spanish (Chile)     
                                 Spanish (Colombia)
                                 Spanish (Costa Rica)
                                 Spanish (Dominican Republic)
                                 Spanish (Ecuador)
                                 Spanish (El Salvador)
                                 Spanish (Guatemala)
                                 Spanish (Honduras)
                                 Spanish (Mexico)
                                 Spanish (Nicaragua)
                                 Spanish (Panama)
                                 Spanish (Paraguay)
                                 Spanish (Peru)
                                 Spanish (Puerto Rico)
                                 Spanish (Spain)
                                 Spanish (Uruguay)
                                 Spanish (Venezuela)
                                 Swahili     
                                 Swedish
                                 Swedish (Finland)
                                 Tatar
                                 Turkish
                                 Ukrainian
                                 Uzbek (Cyrillic)
                                 Uzbek (Latin)  

Configuring Support for Multiple Languages

You can add, enable, and configure support for multiple languages by using the Regional Settings tool in Control Panel. To change the default language, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Regional and Language Options.
  3. Click the Languages tab, click Details, and then click Add.
  4. Under Input Language, add the language that you want to use.
  5. Under Keyboard layout/IME, click the keyboard layout that you want, and then click OK.
Note Only users who have administrator permissions on the local computer can configure the following options on the Languages tab in Regional and Language Options:
  • Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages(Including Thai).
  • Install files for East Asian Languages.

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Article ID: 292246 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 7.7
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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