Users are quite confused when they change the region and the output language remains the same!
This difference not only causes confusion among Microsoft Windows PC users, but also with Samsung smartphones, Apple's Mac, or Linux users.
The regional settings!
With the regional setting only the date, time, currency and units of measurement are changed , which are then used by the system, as well as the decimal point , which is different in each country. These are also responsible for the sort order of texts that are used in a certain country or region.
The language settings!
If the language settings are changed, the entire operating system (as far as possible or translated) is displayed in the selected language. The language in menus, dialogs, windows, help files and text is changed within your operating system.
Also known as installed display language (Language Interface Pack, LIP), also known as Multilingual User Interface Packs (MUI).
Tip: Under Windows you can define different languages for each user account !
What are regional codes?
There are also different standards according to which the abbreviation looks different, here is an example for Germany.
de // ISO 639-2
eng ISO 639-3
The region codes, also known as country codes, are restrictions that allow movie studios to control the playback of movies in different countries. They are useful for preventing certain countries from viewing movies before the corresponding release date for that region.
For information on the ISO standards that define language names, see ISO 639 .
What is a MUI?
MUI (Multi User Interface) is a term for an interface that runs on a German version of Microsoft Windows and supports different languages. This enables large companies and government agencies to install Microsoft Windows in multiple languages.
So when you change the region, the language is not changed, you have to change the region and the language in order to have everything available in your own national language.
FAQ 58: Updated on: 29 November 2020 10:48