The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 28: We finally fixed that 'Install New Languages' thing!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2012/10/26 16:11 +02:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2012/10/26/10362603.aspx


Previous blogs from this series:

Amazing!

Windows 8 is out now, and generally available!

And now, just 12 years after shipping MUI Language Packs only for Universal, Language Packs are now directly available to any legal copy of Windows 8!

RTM Language Packs:

LCID Name Display Name Native Name
0401 ar-SA Arabic (Saudi Arabia) العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
0402 bg-BG Bulgarian (Bulgaria) български (България)
0804 zh-CN Chinese (People's Republic of China) 中文(中华人民共和国)
0404 zh-TW Chinese (Taiwan) 中文(台灣)
041a hr-HR Croatian (Croatia) hrvatski (Hrvatska)
0405 cs-CZ Czech (Czech Republic) čeština (Česká republika)
0406 da-DK Danish (Denmark) dansk (Danmark)
0413 nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Nederlands (Nederland)
0409 en-US English (United States) English (United States)
0425 et-EE Estonian (Estonia) eesti (Eesti)
040b fi-FI Finnish (Finland) suomi (Suomi)
040c fr-FR French (France) français (France)
0407 de-DE German (Germany) Deutsch (Deutschland)
0408 el-GR Greek (Greece) ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
040d he-IL Hebrew (Israel) עברית (ישראל)
040e hu-HU Hungarian (Hungary) magyar (Magyarország)
0410 it-IT Italian (Italy) italiano (Italia)
0411 ja-JP Japanese (Japan) 日本語 (日本)
0412 ko-KR Korean (Korea) 한국어 (대한민국)
0426 lv-LV Latvian (Latvia) latviešu (Latvija)
0427 lt-LT Lithuanian (Lithuania) lietuvių (Lietuva)
0414 nb-NO Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway) norsk, bokmål (Norge)
0415 pl-PL Polish (Poland) polski (Polska)
0416 pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Português (Brasil)
0816 pt-PT Portuguese (Portugal) português (Portugal)
0418 ro-RO Romanian (Romania) română (România)
0419 ru-RU Russian (Russia) русский (Россия)
081a sr-Latn-CS Serbian (Latin, Serbia and Montenegro (Former)) srpski (Srbija i Crna Gora (Prethodno))
041b sk-SK Slovak (Slovakia) slovenčina (Slovenská republika)
0424 sl-SI Slovenian (Slovenia) slovenski (Slovenija)
0c0a es-ES Spanish (Spain) español (España)
041d sv-SE Swedish (Sweden) svenska (Sverige)
041e th-TH Thai (Thailand) ไทย (ไทย)
041f tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Türkçe (Türkiye)
0422 uk-UA Ukrainian (Ukraine) україньска (Україна)

 Wave 0 Language Interface Packs (also available at RTM):

042d eu-ES Basque (Basque) euskara (euskara)

0403

ca-ES Catalan (Catalan) català (català)
0456 gl-ES Galician (Galician) galego (galego)

Wave 1 Language Interface packs (available now, at Windows 8 GA):

042c az-Latn-AZ Azerbaijani (Latin, Azerbaijan) Azərbaycan­ılı (Azərbaycanca)
141a bs-Latn-BA Albanian (Albania)

shqipe (Shqipëria)

041c sq-AL

Bosnian (Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

bosanski (Bosna i Hercegovina)

0437 ka-GE

Georgian (Georgia)

 ქართული (საქართველო)

0439 hi-iN Hindi (India)

हिंदी (भारत)

040f is-IS Icelandic (Iceland) íslenska (Ísland)
0421 id-ID Indonesian (Indonesia) Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
043f kk-KZ Kazakh (Kazakhstan) Қазақ (Қазақстан)
042f mk-MK Macedonian (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) македонски јазик (Македонија)
043e ms-mY Malay (Malaysia) Bahasa Malaysia (Malaysia)
044c ml-IN Malayalam (India) മലയാളം (ഭാരതം)
0814 nn-NO Norwegian, Nynorsk (Norway) norsk, nynorsk (Noreg)
0429 fa-IR Persian (Iran) فارسى (ايران)
0c1a sr-Cyrl-CS Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia)

српски (Србија)

045b si-LK Sinhala (Sri Lanka) සිංහ (ශ්‍රී ලංකා)
044a te-IN Telugu (India) తెలుగు (భారత దేశం)
0803 ca-ES-valencia Valencian (Spain) Valencià (Espanya)
042a vi-VN Vietnamese (Vietnam) Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)
0452 cy-GB

Welsh - United Kingdom

Cymraeg (Y Deyrnas Unedig)

Every single one of these languauges is now available to the world!

Let's grab Icelandic!

Pick Icelandic!   

Windows Display Language Available   

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Download and Install Language Pack   

Install Icelandic! ]  

Upphafsskjár!

You can now do this with any language!

even the full Language Packs.

Woo hoo!

Now how's that for a great Windows 8 international language feature no one else has mentioned?!? :-)


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