Language packs: Windows 8/8.1


The easiest way to get language packs for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows RT is to download and install them using the Language Control Panel

Download and install additional languages to view menus, dialog boxes, and other user interface items in your preferred language. 

If you want to share or redistribute a language pack, you’ll need to download it from the Download Center instead. Some language packs are sharable and some are not. Use the download links in the table below to download the language packs that can be shared. 

To use Microsoft Office in your preferred language, you can download an Office language pack.

LanguageNative nameBase language required Download method
Afrikaans Afrikaans

English (United States) or
English (United Kingdom)

Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Albanian shqip English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8 
Amharic አማርኛ English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Arabic العربية Any languageControl Panel
Armenian ՀայերենEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or RussianControl Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Assameseঅসমীয়া English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Azerbaijani (Latin) AzərbaycanEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or RussianControl Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Bangla (Bangladesh) বাংলা (ভারত)English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Bangla (India) বাংলা (ভারত) English (United States) or  English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Basque euskara Spanish, English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or FrenchControl Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Belarusian беларуская мова Russian, English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Bosnian (Latin)bosanski English (United States), Croatian, English (United Kingdom), or Serbian (Latin) Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Bulgarian Български Any languageControl Panel
Catalan català Spanish, English (United States), English (United
Kingdom), or French
Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Central Kurdish (Arabic) سۆرانی English (United States), Arabic, or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Cherokee (Cherokee) ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel
Chinese Simplified中文(简体) Any language Control Panel
Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong)中文(繁體) Any languageControl Panel
Chinese Traditional (Taiwan) 中文(繁體)Any language Control Panel
Croatian hrvatski Any language Control Panel
Czech čeština Any languageControl Panel
Danish danskAny language Control Panel
Dariدرى English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
DutchNederlands  Any language Control Panel
EnglishEnglish Any languageControl Panel
Estonianeesti Any language Control Panel
Filipino Filipino English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Finnish suomi Any languageControl Panel
French français Any languageControl Panel
Galician galegoSpanish, English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Georgian ქართული English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
GermanDeutschAny languageControl Panel
Greek Ελληνικά Any languageControl Panel
Gujaratiગુજરાતી

English (United
States) or English (United Kingdom)

Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8  

Hausa (Latin) Hausa English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or French Control Panel (recommended) 
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Hebrew עברית Any languageControl Panel
Hindi हिंदी English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Hungarian magyar Any language Control Panel
Icelandicíslenska English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Igbo Ndi Igbo  English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
IndonesianBahasa IndonesiaEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
IrishGaeilge English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
isiXhosaisiXhosa English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
isiZulu isiZuluEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Italian italiano Any languageControl Panel
Japanese日本語‫Any language Control Panel
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Kazakh Қазақ English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or RussianControl Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Khmer ខ្មែរEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
K'iche' Qatzijob'al Spanish, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download 32bit (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download 64bit (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download 32bit (advanced) for Windows 8
Download 64bit (advanced) for Windows 8
Kinyarwanda Ikinyarwanda English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
KiSwahili Kiswahili English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Konkani कोंकणी English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Korean 한국어‫Any languageControl Panel
Kyrgyz КыргызRussian, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Latvianlatviešu Any language Control Panel
Lithuanianlietuvių Any languageControl Panel
Luxembourgish LëtzebuergeschFrench, English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or GermanControl Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Macedonian македонски јазикEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore) Bahasa MelayuEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Malayalam മലയാളം English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
MalteseMalti English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Maori Te Reo Māori English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Marathi मराठी English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Mongolian (Cyrillic) Монгол хэлEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian Control Panel (recommended)
Nepali नेपाली English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Norwegian (Bokmål) norsk (bokmål) Any languageControl Panel
Norwegian (Nynorsk) norsk (nynorsk) Norwegian (Bokmal), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Odia ଓଡିଆ  English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Persian فارسیEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Polish Polski Any languageControl Panel
Portuguese (Brazil) portuguêsAny language Control Panel
Portuguese (Portugal) português Any languageControl Panel
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Punjabi (Arabic) پنجابیEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Quechuarunasimi Spanish, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Romanianromână Any languageControl Panel
Russian Русский Any language Control Panel
Scottish GaelicGàidhlig English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina) српски English (United States), Croatian, English (United Kingdom) or Serbian (Latin) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia) српски Serbian (Latin), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Serbian (Latin) srpski Any language Control Panel
Sesotho sa LeboaSesotho sa Leboa English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Setswana (South Africa and Botswana) Setswana English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Sindhi (Arabic) سنڌيEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Sinhala සිංහල English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Slovak slovenčina Any language Control Panel
Slovenian slovenski Any languageControl Panel
Spanish Español Any language Control Panel
Swedish svenskaAny languageControl Panel
Tajik (Cyrillic) тоҷикӣ Russian, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Tamil (India and Sri Lanka) தமிழ் English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Tatar Татар Russian, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Telugu తెలుగుEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Thai ไทย          Any languageControl Panel
Tigrinya (Ethiopia) ትግርኛ           English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Turkish Türkçe Any languageControl Panel
Turkmen Türkmençe Russian, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Ukrainian українська Any language Control Panel
Urdu اردو           English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Uyghur ئۇيغۇرچە  Chinese (Simplified), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)             Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Uzbek (Latin)O'zbekcha English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Valencianvalencià Spanish, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Vietnamese Tiếng ViệtEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Welsh Cymraeg English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Wolof Wolof French, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8
Yoruba ede Yorùbá English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) Control Panel (recommended)
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8.1
Download Center (advanced) for Windows 8


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Article ID: 14236 - Last Review: May 20, 2016 - Revision: 69

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