Language and region Features on Demand

Features on Demand are available to add language capabilities to your Windows images. To view available non language or region-related Features on Demand, see Available Features on Demand.

To see how to add Features on Demand to your Windows image, see Features on Demand.

Language Features on Demand

Recommendation: Preinstall the relevant language capabilities for the languages you expect users in the device’s target market to need.

Language Features on Demand are available in seven types:

Note: Not all Features on Demand are available for every language.

Component Sample package name Sample capability name Description
Basic Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-fr-fr-Package.cab Language.Basic~~~fr-FR~0.0.1.0 Spell checking, text prediction, word breaking, and hyphenation if available for the language.

You must add this component before adding any of the following components.

Recommendation: Preinstall the relevant language capabilities for the languages you expect users in the device’s target market to need.

Fonts Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Thai-Package.cab Language.Fonts.Thai~~~und-THAI~0.0.1.0 Fonts.

Recommendation: If a PC will be sold to a certain region, install that region's Font (e.g., th-TH should be preinstalled on devices shipping to regions with Thai language). Example, th-TH requires the Thai font pack.

See font capabilities for available font capabilities.

Optical character recognition Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-OCR-fr-fr-Package.cab Language.OCR~~~fr-FR~0.0.1.0 Basic
Handwriting recognition Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Handwriting-fr-fr-Package.cab Language.Handwriting~~~fr-FR~0.0.1.0 Enables handwriting recognition for devices with pen input.

Recommendation: Preinstall for the device’s target language on any device with a touch- or pen-capable screen.

These have a dependency on ghe basic component of the same language.

Text-to-speech Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-TextToSpeech-fr-fr-Package.cab Language.TextToSpeech~~~fr-FR~0.0.1.0 Enables text to speech, used by Cortana and Narrator.

Recommendation: Don't install this capability by default. This FOD installs one language by default, and the user will select and download additional languages as needed.

These have a dependency on the basic component of the same language.

Speech recognition Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Speech-fr-fr-Package.cab Language.Speech~~~fr-FR~0.0.1.0 Recognizes voice input, used by Cortana and Windows Speech Recognition.

Recommendation: Don't install this capability by default. This FOD installs one language by default, and the user will select and download additional languages as needed.

These have dependencies of the basic and text-to-speech components of the same language.

Font Features on Demand

When adding languages for some regions, you'll need to add Features on Demand that add font support.

Recommendation: If a PC will be sold to a certain region, install that region's Font (e.g., th-TH should be preinstalled on devices shipping to regions with Thai language).

Region Description Font capability required
am-ET Amharic Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Ethi-Package
ar-SA Arabic (Saudi Arabia) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Arab-Package
ar-SY Arabic (Syria) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Syrc-Package
as-IN Assamese Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Beng-Package
bn-BD Bangla (Bangladesh) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Beng-Package
bn-IN Bangla (India) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Beng-Package
chr-Cher-US Cherokee (Cherokee) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Cher-Package
fa-IR Persian Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Arab-Package
gu-IN Gujarati Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Gujr-Package
he-IL Hebrew Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Hebr-Package
hi-IN Hindi Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Deva-Package
ja-JP Japanese Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Jpan-Package
km-KH Khmer Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Khmr-Package
kn-IN Kannada Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Knda-Package
kok-IN Konkani Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Deva-Package
ko-KR Korean Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Kore-Package
ku-Arab-IQ Central Kurdish (Arabic) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Arab-Package
lo-LA Lao Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Laoo-Package
ml-IN Malayalam Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Mlym-Package
mr-IN Marathi Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Deva-Package
ne-NP Nepali Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Deva-Package
or-IN Odia Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Orya-Package
pa-Arab-PK Punjabi (Arabic) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Arab-Package
pa-IN Punjabi Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Guru-Package
prs-AF Dari Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Arab-Package
sd-Arab-PK Sindhi (Arabic) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Arab-Package
si-LK Sinhala Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Sinh-Package
syr-SY Syriac Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Syrc-Package
ta-IN Tamil Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Taml-Package
te-IN Telugu Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Telu-Package
th-TH Thai Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Thai-Package
ti-ET Tigrinya Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Ethi-Package
ug-CN Uyghur Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Arab-Package
ur-PK Urdu Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Arab-Package
zh-CN Chinese (Simplified) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Hans-Package
zh-TW Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-Hant-Package

Additional fonts available:

These fonts are optional and not required for any region.

Name Description
Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Fonts-PanEuropeanSupplementalFonts-Package Pan-European Supplemental Fonts. Includes additional fonts: Arial Nova, Georgia Pro, Gill Sans Nova, Neue Haas Grotesk, Rockwell Nova, Verdana Pro.

Other region-specific requirements

Region Description Capability Description Recommendation
zh-TW Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) Microsoft-Windows-InternationalFeatures-Taiwan-Package Supplemental support for Taiwan date formatting requirements. Package will be provided to customers located in Taiwan. Preinstall only on devices shipping to the Taiwan market. Not installing this capability on devices causes any API calls to that use the Taiwan calendar to fail.

Download the list of all available language FODs

Related topics

Available Features on Demand

Add Language Packs to Windows

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