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Set-WinSystemLocale

Last Updated: 2/14/2017

SYNOPSIS

Sets the system locale for the current computer.

SYNTAX

Set-WinSystemLocale [-SystemLocale] <CultureInfo> [<CommonParameters>]

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.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Set the system locale

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

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

PARAMETERS

-SystemLocale

Specifies a system locale.

Type: CultureInfo
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
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

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.

OUTPUTS

NOTES

Configurable Language and Cultural Settings

Get-WinSystemLocale

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