Language element (Regional Settings)

Applies to: SharePoint 2016 | SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Online | SharePoint Server 2013

Used in RGNLSTNG.XML (%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033\XML) to specify a natural language in the regional settings, or used within a field display pattern to render a language name.

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Elements and attributes

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.


Attribute Description
Optional Boolean. TRUE to convert embedded characters so that they are displayed as text in the browser. In other words, characters that could be confused with HTML tags are converted to entities. Used in field display patterns.
Optional Integer. Specifies the locale identifier (LCID) for the language. Used in RGNLSTNG.XML.
Optional Text. Specifies the name of the language. Used in RGNLSTNG.XML.

Child elements

Parent elements


  • Minimum: 0
  • Maximum: Unbounded


The Language element contains no Column subelement when used within the Languages collection of the RGNLSTNG.XML file.