Manage your input and display language settings in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

Add an input language

  • You can add an input language, set a display language, or install a language pack in Settings to change the language that you use for Windows 10, apps, and websites. Adding an input language lets you set a language-preference order for websites and apps, as well as change your keyboard language.

Change your display language

  • The display language you select changes the default language used by Windows features like Settings and File Explorer.

Install a language pack

  • If a language is listed under Preferred languages but doesn't appear on the Windows display language list, you'll first need to install its language pack (assuming it's available in your edition of Windows 10).

Single language edition of Windows 10

  • If you receive an "Only one language pack allowed" or "Your Windows license supports only one display language" message, this means you have a single language edition of Windows 10.