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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--------------------------------------------------------Arabic                            AfrikaansArmenian                          AlbanianBaltic                            Azeri(Cyrillic)  Central Europe                    Azeri(Latin)Cyrillic                          BasqueGeorgian                          BelarusianGreek                             BulgarianHebrew                            CatalanIndic                             CroatianJapanese                          Czech Korean                            DanishSimplified 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--------------------------------------------------              Afrikaans                        AfrikaansCatalan                          Albanian Danish                           Azeri(Cyrillic) Dutch (Belgium)                  Azeri(Latin)Dutch (Netherlands)              BelarusianEnglish (Australia)              BulgarianEnglish (Belize)                 CatalanEnglish (Canada)                 CroatianEnglish (Caribbean)              CzechEnglish (Ireland)                DanishEnglish (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)             EstonianGerman (Austria)                 FaeroeseGerman (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)            GalicianJapanese                         German (Austria)Korean                           German (Germany)Malay (Brunei Darussalam)        German (Liechtenstein)Malay (Malaysia)                 German (Luxembourg)Norwegian (Bokmal)               German (Switzerland)Norwegian (Nynorsk)              GreekPortuguese (Brazil)              HungarianPortuguese (Portugal)            IcelandicSpanish (Argentina)              IndonesianSpanish (Bolivia)                Italian (Italy)Spanish (Chile)                  Italian (Switzerland)Spanish (Colombia)               JapaneseSpanish (Costa Rica)             KazakhSpanish (Dominican Republic)     Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)Spanish (Ecuador)                LatvianSpanish (El Salvador)            LithuanianSpanish (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)                   PolishSpanish (Puerto Rico)            Portuguese (Brazil)Spanish (Spain)                  Portuguese (Portugal)Spanish (Uruguay)                RomanianSpanish (Venezuela)              RussianSwahili                          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: 12/03/2007 04:44:51 - Revision: 7.7

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