Add Language Support for Windows XP

NOTES: To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure.

The below illustrations are from Windows XP. The steps for Server 2003 are almost identical. Differences are noted in BOLD.

  • 1. Go to Control Panel.
  • 2. Click on Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options. Skip this step if you are running Server 2003.
  • 3. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  • 4. The Regional and Language Options applet appears.
  • 5. Click on the Languages tab.
  • 6. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection:
    • Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages, or
    • Install files for East Asian languages

    The complex script and right-to-left languages include Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, the Indic languages, Thai, and Vietnamese; the East Asian languages include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The files for most other languages are installed on your computer automatically by Windows.

    To find out which language collection to install to support the language(s) you need, see Windows XP – List of Locale IDs, Input Locale, and Language Collection

  • 7. Click OK or Apply.You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located.

    After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

    To remove the language files, clear the check box beside the applicable collection, and then click OK or Apply.


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