HKCU\Control Panel\International

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Language abbreviation



Specifies the primary spoken language that Windows 2000 displays. The value of this entry consists of a three-letter code representing the language. The first two letters are based on the ISO two-letter language codes for the primary language. The third letter indicates the sub-language for the locale .

Change method

To change the primary spoken language that Windows 2000 displays, double-click Regional Options in Control Panel. Click the General tab, and then select a location from the Your locale (location): list.


This entry is used only by programs that are configured to read Win.ini files. Programs that use the standard Win32 APIs do not use this entry.


Do not change the value of this entry. This value must comply with ISO standards and correspond to ISO values for functionality and language selection.