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Language Strings

The following language strings are recognized by setlocale. Any language not supported by the operating system is not accepted by setlocale. The three-letter language-string codes are only valid in Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.

Primary
language

Sublanguage

Language string
Chinese Chinese "chinese"
Chinese Chinese (simplified) "chinese-simplified" or "chs"
Chinese Chinese (traditional) "chinese-traditional" or "cht"
Czech Czech "csy" or "czech"
Danish Danish "dan" or "danish"
Dutch Dutch (default) "dutch" or "nld"
Dutch Dutch (Belgian) "belgian", "dutch-belgian", or "nlb"
English English (default) "english"
English English (Australian) "australian", "ena", or "english-aus"
English English (Canadian) "canadian", "enc", or "english-can"
English English (New Zealand) "english-nz" or "enz"
English English (United Kingdom) "eng", "english-uk", or "uk"
English English (United States) "american", "american english", "american-english", "english-american", "english-us", "english-usa", "enu", "us", or "usa"
Finnish Finnish "fin" or "finnish"
French French (default) "fra" or "french"
French French (Belgian) "frb" or "french-belgian"
French French (Canadian) "frc" or "french-canadian"
French French (Swiss) "french-swiss" or "frs"
German German (default) "deu" or "german"
German German (Austrian) "dea" or "german-austrian"
German German (Swiss) "des", "german-swiss", or "swiss"
Greek Greek "ell" or "greek"
Hungarian Hungarian "hun" or "hungarian"
Icelandic Icelandic "icelandic" or "isl"
Italian Italian (default) "ita" or "italian"
Italian Italian (Swiss) "italian-swiss" or "its"
Japanese Japanese "japanese" or "jpn"
Korean Korean "kor" or "korean"
Norwegian Norwegian (default) "norwegian"
Norwegian Norwegian (Bokmal) "nor" or "norwegian-bokmal"
Norwegian Norwegian (Nynorsk) "non" or "norwegian-nynorsk"
Polish Polish "plk" or "polish"
Portuguese Portuguese (default) "portuguese" or "ptg"
Portuguese Portuguese (Brazilian) "portuguese-brazil" or "ptb"
Russian Russian (default) "rus" or "russian"
Slovak Slovak "sky" or "slovak"
Spanish Spanish (default) "esp" or "spanish"
Spanish Spanish (Mexican) "esm" or "spanish-mexican"
Spanish Spanish (Modern) "esn" or "spanish-modern"
Swedish Swedish "sve" or "swedish"
Turkish Turkish "trk" or "turkish"

See Also

Language and Country/Region Strings

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