Set Default Language for Windows


  • Set the default input language in Windows Vista

    Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    Under Clock, Language, and Region, click Change keyboards or other input methods.

    Note In Classic view, double-click Regional and Language Options, and then click the Keyboards and Languages tab.

    On the Keyboards and Languages tab, click Change keyboards. This displays the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.
    Under Default input language, click the language you want to use as the default language, and then go to Step 10.

    If the language you want to use as the default input language is not listed, do Steps 5 through 9.

    Note The default language you click is applied to all programs on your computer that use this setting, including programs from other companies.

    Under Installed services, click Add.
    Expand the language that you want to use as the default input language, and then expand Keyboard.
    Select the check box for the keyboard or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to use, and then click OK. The language is added to the Default input language list.
    Under Default input language, click the language you want to use as the default language.
    To close the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box, click OK.
    Turn on the language-specific options for the default language in Microsoft Office by doing the following:

    Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings. This displays the Microsoft Office Language Settings 2007 dialog box.
    Click the Editing Languages tab.
    In the Primary editing language list, click the primary language in which you plan to work.

    Notes

    If the language you want is not in the Primary editing language list, click the language from the Available editing languages list and add it to the Enabled editing languages list, and then click it in the Primary editing language list.


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