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Culture and language support for Windows Phone

Applies to: Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone OS 7.1

Region format data refers to how numbers, currencies, time, and dates are formatted for a specific culture. Windows Phone supports region format data for all cultures listed in the CultureInfo class. The CultureInfo class exposes properties to access region format data for a specific culture.

The display language on a phone determines the default UI font. Display languages are shipped with the phone depending on market and country/region, and are selectable by the user on the language+region section of the Settings page.

The following table lists the display languages for Windows Phone.

Culture name

Culture code

Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone OS 7.1

Afrikaans

af-ZA

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Albanian (Albania)

sq-AL

green check markgreen check markred x

Arabic

ar-SA

green check markgreen check markred x

Azerbaijani (Latin)- Azerbaijan

Az-Latn-AZ

green check markgreen check markred x

Basque

eu-ES

green check markred xred x

Belarusian- Belarus

be-BY

green check markgreen check markred x

Bulgarian (Bulgaria)

bg-BG

green check markgreen check markred x

Catalan (Spain)

ca-ES

green check markgreen check markred x

Chinese Simplified (PRC)

zh-CN

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Chinese Traditional (Taiwan)

zh-TW

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Croatian (Croatia)

hr-HR

green check markgreen check markred x

Czech (Czech Republic)

cs-CZ

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Danish (Denmark)

da-DK

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Dutch (Netherlands)

nl-NL

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English (United States)

en-US

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

English (United Kingdom)

en-GB

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Estonian (Estonia)

et-EE

green check markgreen check markred x

Filipino (Philippines)

fil-PH

green check markgreen check markred x

Finnish (Finland)

fi-FI

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

French (France)

fr-FR

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Galician

gl-ES

green check markred xred x

German (Germany)

de-DE

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Greek (Greece)

el-GR

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Hausa

ha-Latn-NG

green check markred xred x

Hebrew (Israel)

he-IL

green check markgreen check markred x

Hindi (India)

hi-IN

green check markgreen check markred x

Hungarian (Hungary)

hu-HU

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Indonesian (Indonesia)

id-ID

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Italian (Italy)

it-IT

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Japanese (Japan)

ja-JP

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Kazakh (Kazakhstan)

kk-KZ

green check markgreen check markred x

Korean (Korea)

ko-KR

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Latvian (Latvia)

lv-LV

green check markgreen check markred x

Lithuanian (Lithuania)

lt-LT

green check markgreen check markred x

Macedonian (FYRO)

mk-MK

green check markgreen check markred x

Malay (Malaysia)

ms-MY

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Norwegian (Norway)

nb-NO

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Persian (Iran)

fa-IR

green check markgreen check markred x

Polish (Poland)

pl-PL

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Portuguese (Brazil)

pt-BR

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Portuguese (Portugal)

pt-PT

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Romanian (Romania)

ro-RO

green check markgreen check markred x

Russian (Russia)

ru-RU

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Serbian (Latin)- Serbia

sr-Latn-CS

green check markgreen check markred x

Slovak (Slovakia)

sk-SK

green check markgreen check markred x

Slovenian (Slovenia)

sl-SL

green check markgreen check markred x

Spanish (Spain)

es-ES

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Spanish (Mexico)

es-MX

green check markgreen check markred x

Swedish (Sweden)

sv-SE

green check markgreen check markgreen check mark

Thai (Thailand)

th-TH

green check markgreen check markred x

Turkish (Turkey)

tr-TR

green check markgreen check markred x

Ukrainian (Ukraine)

uk-UA

green check markgreen check markred x

Uzbek (Latin)- Uzbekistan

uz-Latn-UZ

green check markgreen check markred x

Vietnamese (Vietnam)

vi-VN

green check markgreen check markred x

Instead of developing your own formatting and sorting solution, you can use the CultureInfo class in combination with a culture code to use built-in formatting and sorting rules for that culture. For a code example of how to do this, see How to build a globalized app for Windows Phone 8.

Important noteImportant Note:

Spanish Traditional sort has been replaced with Spanish Modern sort in Windows Phone OS 7.1.

While developers do not have programmatic access to these Windows Phone features, knowing about the international support of these features may be helpful when developing apps. The following table lists the international phone features supported by Windows Phone. In addition, this table also provides the languages that do not support these international phone features in Windows Phone OS 7.1.

Windows Phone international phone features

Language

Display language

Input Method Editor (IME)/ Software-based Input Panel (SIP)

Dictionary

Contacts sorting

Windows Phone OS 7.1

Albanian

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Arabic

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Azerbaijani (Latin)

green check markgreen check markgreen check markgreen check markred x

Belarusian- Belarus

green check markgreen check markgreen check markgreen check markred x

Bulgarian

green check markgreen check markgreen check markgreen check markred x

Catalan

green check markgreen check markgreen check markgreen check markred x

Chinese (Simplified)

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Chinese (Traditional)

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Croatian

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Czech

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Danish

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Dutch

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English (United States)

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English (United Kingdom)

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Estonian

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Filipino

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Finnish

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French

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German

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Greek

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Hebrew

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Hindi

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Hungarian

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Indonesian

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Italian

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Japanese

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Kazakh

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Korean

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Latvian

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Lithuanian

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Macedonian

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Malay

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Norwegian

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Persian

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Polish

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Portuguese (Brazil)

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Portuguese (Portugal)

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Romanian

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Russian

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Serbian (Latin)

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Slovak

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Slovenian

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Spanish

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Swedish

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Thai

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Turkish

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Ukrainian

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Uzbek (Latin)

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Vietnamese

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