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Configure Language Settings for Outlook Web App

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

The language setting determines the language of the Microsoft Office Outlook Web App sign-in page and error messages. It can be changed by the user at any time. You can use Outlook Web App or the Microsoft to configure language settings for Outlook Web App.

You can configure three language settings for Outlook Web App.

  • The sign-in and error language setting applies to individual Outlook Web App virtual directories. The sign-in and error language is the language that will be used for errors and the forms-based authentication sign-in page. If a value isn't set for this language, the default value is 0. This means that the default sign-in and error language isn't defined. If the sign-in and error language isn't defined, Outlook Web App will default first to the language set on the Web browser on the client computer. If the language set on the Web browser on the client computer isn't supported by Outlook Web App, Outlook Web App will use the language of the Client Access server.
  • The default client language setting applies to individual Outlook Web App virtual directories. The default client language is the client language that's used by Outlook Web App unless the user uses Regional Settings in Outlook Web App to change the language and time zone. The default value for this setting is 0. This means the default client language isn't defined. If the default client language isn't defined, users will be prompted to choose a language and time zone the first time that they sign in to Outlook Web App. If the default client language value is defined, users won't be prompted to choose a language and the Outlook Web App time zone will use the time zone of the Client Access server. Defining the default client language causes the default folders to be renamed based on the specified language. Users can change the client language and time zone by using Regional Settings in Outlook Web App and can rename the default folders after they sign in.
  • The client languages are set on individual mailboxes and affect the language that's used in Outlook and Outlook Web App. If multiple languages are configured, the first language in the list that's supported by the Web browser will be used. If none of the languages in the default languages list are supported by the Web browser, the Client Access server language will be used.
  • To support labels such as To and From in languages other than English, the appropriate language pack must be installed on the Client Access server and the Mailbox server.

Looking for other advanced management tasks for Outlook Web App? Check out Managing Outlook Web App Advanced Features.

noteNote:
For all Arabic, Hebrew, and Urdu text to be displayed correctly in Outlook Web App, support for languages that are read from right-to-left and for script languages must be installed on the client computer. Asian languages might also require that the East Asian language support be installed on the client computer.

The following table lists the languages and locales that can be configured in the Shell, and their associated codes.

Available languages and locales and their associated codes

Language (Locale) Code

Arabic (Algeria)

5121

Arabic (Bahrain)

15361

Arabic (Egypt)

3073

Arabic (Iraq)

2049

Arabic (Jordan)

11265

Arabic (Kuwait)

13313

Arabic (Lebanon)

12289

Arabic (Libya)

4097

Arabic (Morocco)

6145

Arabic (Oman)

8193

Arabic (Qatar)

16385

Arabic (Saudi Arabia)

1025

Arabic (Syria)

10241

Arabic (Tunisia)

7169

Arabic (U.A.E.)

14337

Arabic (Yemen)

9217

Basque

1069

Bulgarian

1026

Catalan

1027

Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R)

3076

Chinese (Macau S.A.R)

5124

Chinese (People's Republic of China)

2052

Chinese (Singapore)

4100

Chinese (Taiwan)

1028

Croatian

1050

Czech

1029

Danish

1030

Dutch (Belgium)

2067

Dutch (Netherlands)

1043

English (Australia)

3081

English (Belize)

10249

English (Canada)

4105

English (Caribbean)

9225

English (Ireland)

6153

English (Jamaica)

8201

English (New Zealand)

5129

English (Republic of the Philippines)

13321

English (South Africa)

7177

English (Trinidad)

11273

English (United Kingdom)

2057

English (United States)

1033

English (Zimbabwe)

12297

Estonian

1061

Filipino (Philippines)

1124

Finnish

1035

French (Belgium)

2060

French (Canada)

3084

French (France)

1036

French (Luxembourg)

5132

French (Principality of Monaco)

6156

French (Switzerland)

4108

German (Austria)

3079

German (Germany)

1031

German (Liechtenstein)

5127

German (Luxembourg)

4103

German (Switzerland)

2055

Greek

1032

Hebrew

1037

Hindi

1081

Hungarian

1038

Icelandic

1039

Indonesian

1057

Italian (Italy)

1040

Italian (Switzerland)

2064

Japanese

1041

Kazakh

1087

Korean

1042

Latvian

1062

Lithuanian

1063

Malay

1086

Norwegian (Bokmål)

1044

Persian

1065

Polish

1045

Portuguese (Brazil)

1046

Portuguese (Portugal)

2070

Romanian

1048

Russian

1049

Serbian (Cyrillic)

3098

Serbian (Latin)

2074

Slovak

1051

Slovenian

1060

Spanish (Argentina)

11274

Spanish (Bolivia)

16394

Spanish (Chile)

13322

Spanish (Colombia)

9226

Spanish (Costa Rica)

5130

Spanish (Dominican Republic)

7178

Spanish (Ecuador)

12298

Spanish (El Salvador)

17418

Spanish (Guatemala)

4106

Spanish (Honduras)

18442

Spanish (Mexico)

2058

Spanish (Nicaragua)

19466

Spanish (Panama)

6154

Spanish (Paraguay)

15370

Spanish (Peru)

10250

Spanish (Puerto Rico)

20490

Spanish (International Sort)

3082

Spanish (Traditional Sort)

1034

Spanish (Uruguay)

14346

Spanish (Venezuela)

8202

Swedish (Finland)

2077

Swedish (Sweden)

1053

Thai

1054

Turkish

1055

Ukrainian

1058

Urdu

1056

Vietnamese

1066

  1. Use a Web browser to sign in to a mailbox that you have full access permission to via Outlook Web App.
  2. Click Options, and then click Regional Settings.
  3. Under Language, in the Choose language list, click the language that you want to use.
    noteNote:
    The language that you select will determine the date and time settings in the Date and Time Formats section.
  4. Click Save to save your language settings.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Outlook Web App virtual directories" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

This example sets the sign-in and error language setting.

Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -identity "Owa (Default Web Site)" -LogonAndErrorLanguage <language code>

This example sets the default client language setting.

Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration -Identity <Username> -Language <language code>

This example sets the client languages setting for an individual mailbox.

Set-Mailbox -identity <mailbox identity> -languages <language code>

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-OwaVirtualDirectory and Set-Mailbox.

After you configure language settings, you may also want to Configure Character Settings for Outlook Web App.

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