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

Summary

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)

Your Locale (Location)

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: May 2, 2008 - Revision: 1

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