Multilingual User Interface (MUI) OS Design Development (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


The Multilingual User Interface (MUI) allows users to change the language of the user interface (UI). Using MUI, you can generate a single run-time image for multiple target languages and markets.

OS Design Information

The following table shows operating-system (OS) design information for MUI.

Element Information


NLS, font, and other locale-specific components.

Hardware considerations

Support for soft reset.

Modules and Components

The following table shows the components and modules that implement MUI.

Item Module Component




Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Implementation Considerations

You can include the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Catalog item in your OS design by choosing the item from the Catalog. Choosing this Catalog item sets the appropriate Sysgen variable for enabling MUI.

The following table shows the Sysgen variable that enables Multilingual User Interface (MUI).

Sysgen variable Description


When this variable is set, Multilingual User Interface (MUI) is included in the OS design.

In This Section

  • MUI Font Linking
    Describes how to include fonts in your run-time image so that the UI appears correctly for all of the supported languages.
  • MUI Implementation
    Describes how to use locale data, code pages, localized operating-system UI resources, and fonts to configure which UI languages are supported.
  • MUI Locale Considerations
    Describes how to determine which locales should be shared on a device and which language to specify as the default.
  • Multilingual User Interface (MUI)
    Provides information about MUI support in Windows Embedded CE. MUI allows users to change the language of the user interface (UI). Shows how to use MUI to create a multilingual run-time image.

See Also

Other Resources

Multilingual User Interface (MUI)