Set-WinSystemLocale

Set-WinSystemLocale

Sets the system locale for the current computer.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Set-WinSystemLocale [-SystemLocale] <CultureInfo> [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Set-WinSystemLocale cmdlet sets the system locale for the current computer. The System-locale setting determines which code pages, which include ANSI, DOS, and Macintosh, the computer uses by default. If you change the System-locale setting, the necessary bitmap font files are installed to support legacy applications in the selected language.

This is a system setting. It can only be changed by a user who has Administrator permissions. Changes take effect after the computer is restarted.

Parameters

-SystemLocale<CultureInfo>

Specifies a system locale.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

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

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • CultureInfo

    An object that contains a BCP-47 tag to specify the system locale for the current computer. For more information about the CultureInfo object, see CultureInfo Class.


Examples

Example 1: Set the system locale

This command sets the system locale to Japanese (Japan).


PS C:\> Set-WinSystemLocale -SystemLocale ja-JP

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