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How can i get the real windows language
That is windows can be english but regional settings is set to turkish.
I want English. (Language of start menu's language), not want regional settings language

Thanx
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Question by:mece
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
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procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  Ident: Integer;
  MyLang: PChar;
const
  Size: Integer = 250;  
begin
  GetMem(MyLang, Size);
  Ident:=GetSystemDefaultLangID;
  VerLanguageName(Ident, MyLang, Size);
  Label1.Caption:='System language: '+StrPas(MyLang);
  Ident:=GetUserDefaultLangID;
  VerLanguageName(Ident, MyLang, Size);
  Label2.Caption:='User language: '+StrPas(MyLang);
  FreeMem(MyLang);
end;

F68 ;-)
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by:mece
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thanx for answer but that is not what i want
i know this code and this gives the regional settings language
for example my windows is english and i live in turkey, my regional settings set to turkish
above code gives turkish as the asnwer but i want english (windows language)
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Ferruccio Accalai earned 500 total points
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Well finally i have understood what you mean...

As i know there a file in System Directory that has this information: Winver.exe (from W95 to WXP).

The way is to read the versioninfo of this file and check for the LanguageID of the file. Look at the following example:

unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, StdCtrls;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
   function  GetWinVerLanguage:string;
   var
   Size, Size2 : DWord;
   Pt, Pt2     : Pointer;
   WinFile      : string;
   Syspath,Language: Array[0..255] of char;
   i: Cardinal;
   begin
     getsystemdirectory(SysPath,255);
     WinFile := STrPas(SysPath)+'\winver.exe';
     Result:='No language info available';
     Size := GetFileVersionInfoSize(PChar (winfile), Size2);
     if Size > 0 then
     begin
       GetMem (Pt, Size);
       GetFileVersionInfo (PChar (winfile), 0, Size, Pt);
       VerQueryValue( Pt, '\VarFileInfo\Translation',Pt2, Size2);
       i :=  DWord(Pt2^);
       VerLanguageName(i,Language,255);
       result := STrPas(Language);
     end else
       raise exception.Create ( 'Sorry there are not Language VersionInfo available'+
                                'in Windows.');
   end;
begin
    SHowMessage('Windows language: '+GetWinVerLanguage);
end;
end.

Hope this help.

F68 ;-)
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by:mece
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thanx dude,
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