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How can I find if my Window 9x is English, Turkish or other language?
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Hi,

You can find it in the registry, in the key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control panel\International\

Value you should read is "Locale". It will give you the locale
number of the language ( Turkish is 41f ).
Here are the languages locales ( can also be found in the win32.hlp file. ):

The following 28 sublanguages/locales use the Latin 1 script:

Latin 1 Script

Identifier      Language      Sublanguage/Locale      Language Code
0x0406      Danish      Danish      DAN
0x0413      Dutch      Dutch (Standard)      NLD
0x0813      Dutch      Belgian (Flemish)      NLB
0x0409      English      American      ENU
0x0809      English      British      ENG
0x0c09      English      Australian      ENA
0x1009      English      Canadian      ENC
0x1409      English      New Zealand      ENZ
0x1809      English      Ireland      ENI
0x040b      Finnish      Finnish      FIN
0x040c      French      French (Standard)      FRA
0x080c      French      Belgian      FRB
0x0c0c      French      Canadian      FRC
0x100c      French      Swiss      FRS
0x0407      German      German (Standard)      DEU
0x0807      German      Swiss      DES
0x0c07      German      Austrian      DEA
0x040f      Icelandic      Icelandic      ISL
0x0410      Italian      Italian (Standard)      ITA
0x0810      Italian      Swiss      ITS
0x0414      Norwegian      Norwegian (Bokmal)      NOR
0x0814      Norwegian      Norwegian (Nynorsk)      NON
0x0416      Portuguese      Portuguese (Brazilian)      PTB
0x0816      Portuguese      Portuguese (Standard)      PTG
0x041D      Swedish      Swedish      SVE
0x040a      Spanish      Spanish (Standard/Traditional)      ESP
0x080a      Spanish      Mexican      ESM
0x0c0a      Spanish      Spanish (Modern)      ESN
 

The following 5 sublanguages/locales use the Latin 2 script:

Latin 2 Script

Identifier      Sublanguage/Locale      Language Code
0x041f      Turkish      TRK
0x0415      Polish      PLK
0x0405      Czech      CSY
0x041b      Slovak      SKY
0x040e      Hungarian      HUN
 

The following sublanguage/locale uses the Cyrillic script:

Cyrillic Script

Identifier      Sublanguage/Locale      Language Code
0x0419      Russian      RUS
 

The following sublanguage/locale uses an other script:

Other Script

Identifier      Sublanguage/Locale      Language Code
0x0408      Greek      ELL
 

Best Regard

Cruxis.
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by:jpenev3
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I think that this only describes International settings, not the language version.In Turkish for example all names of Keys in Registry are Turkish .
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by:cruxis
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The registry keys are the same in all version of windows.
If you do the above in russian windows, it will work.

The setting I told you about is telling you about which
language your windows is running.

Thats the only thing I can think of, sorry.

/Cruxis.
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