Gets the language list for the current user account.


Get-WinUserLanguageList [ <CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Get-WinUserLanguageList cmdlet returns the current user language settings. These settings include input method, spelling setting, text prediction setting, and handwriting input mode. For more information, see CultureInfo Class and Configurable Language and Cultural Settings.



This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.


The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • List<WinUserLanguage>

    This cmdlet returns a list of WinUserLanguage objects that contain one or more languages and associated properties from the current user account’s language list. For information about the Generic.List object, see List(Of T) Class.

    The generic list object supports the following methods:

    -- Add("BCP-47")
    -- Insert(index, "BCP-47")
    -- Remove(Index)

    The output language object contains the following properties:

    -- BCP-47 (READ). A standard language tag that is used to identify languages. For more information, see the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) BCP 47 RFC.
    -- Autonym (LP database) (READ). The name of the language in the language itself.
    -- English name (LP database) (READ). The name of the language in English.
    -- Localized name (LP database) (READ). The name of the language in the current Windows display language.
    -- Script (LP database) (READ). The writing system of the language.
    -- Input methods (READ/WRITE). A list of input method Tablet Input Panel (TIP) strings that are enabled for this language. The enabled Input methods are listed in the format Language ID: Keyboard layout ID.
    -- Handwriting recognition input mode (READ/WRITE). This value is either 0 (freehand) or 1 (write each character separately).


Example 1: Get language list for the current account

This command returns the language list for the current user account, BCP-47 tags, and the corresponding display name.

PS C:\> Get-WinUserLanguageList

Example 2: Display input methods

This command returns the list of currently enabled input methods as a TIP string.

PS C:\> (Get-WinUserLanguageList)[0].InputMethodTip

Example 3: Display an autonym property

This command returns the autonym property of the first item in the user language list.

PS C:\> (Get-WinUserLanguageList)[0].autonym

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