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Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2


Gets the System-locale setting (that is, the language for non-Unicode programs) for the current computer.


Get-WinSystemLocale [ <CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Get-WinSystemLocale cmdlet returns the current value of the System-locale setting. The System-locale setting determines which code pages (ANSI, DOS, and Macintosh) the system uses by default.



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


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

  • CultureInfo

    An object that identifies the current computer's system locale. For more information about the CultureInfo object, see CultureInfo Class.


Example 1

This command gets and displays the System-locale setting for the current computer.

PS C:\> GET-WinSystemLocale
LCID             Name             DisplayName
----             ----             -----------
1033             en-US            English (United States)

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