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Region Problems: Language list empty

  1. #11


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Going back a bit I see the Spanish (Latin America) deprecated* has a *

    According to here Change the display of dates, times, currency, and measurements - Windows Help
    If you're using either a supplemental or replacement locale, the name of the locale will have an asterisk next to it in the format list.
    What this means I don't know - hopefully someone else can help out with the list not having all the entries it should.

    Sorry can't help more.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Hi adamf,

    In fact, it's a bit more complicated than that: I'm Spanish living in France. I want my pc in English but my keyboard in Spanish International sort.

    But I have the feeling that this part is not connected to the Format > Region screen, since no matter what I do here, the full list of languages does not show up: I tried installing the language packs and it didn't work. In fact, the only thing that works is refreshing Windows again. But the minute the updates are installed, then the whole problem comes back again and the languages in the list of Format > Region are gone.

    I know it's a bit complicated, but the only thing that matters is that I use an application (a translation memory) that uses these settings in Windows to establish my working languages. Since the list is empty, the application won't work.

    Thanks a lot
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Hi adamf,
    I just saw your last post.
    The first time I had this problem, the list was empty with only one exception: Spanish (Latin America)*
    I re-installed Windows, as I said before: everthing went fine for a while until the pack of updates were installed. Then the problem came back, only that this time it said Spanish (Latin America) deprecated*.
    I have no idea what it means, but it looks it must be a pretty rare issue, since nobody has heard of it in the translators forum either.
    One quick question: do you think installing a brand-new version of Windows 8 or upgrade this version to, let's say, Windows 8.1 pro will fix this issue?

    Thanks in advance
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  4. #14


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Honestly I don't know. If I was in your position I would do a clean install of 8.1.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create and then
    Clean Install - Windows 8

    I don't think upgrading what you have to 8.1 Pro would help as it would only enable certain features which are already lying dormant in the installation you already have. It doesn't write over your current installation with fresh. You'd have to pay for it (but that is neither here nor there really) and I have a feeling you'd upgrade and then the issue would still be there as whatever is causing it would not be changed.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Hi adamf,

    I think that's what I'll do.
    Thanks a lot for your kind help.

    Have a nice day,
    Herodias
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