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Is it possible to change language name?

  1. #1


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    Is it possible to change language name?


    Title says it all. Don't confuse it with changing the language, but customizing language names.
    Don't ask me why.

    I don't mind hardcoding or doing 'hard' stuff. Just give me some directions if you think it's possible.
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    By the Ocean
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Are you talking about changing the language of your Windows 8 user name?
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    Penn's Forest
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    Why would you want to do that?

    Where do you want the name of the language to be presented differently.
    I don't know if there is a global entry in the regisitry or if there is even a registry entry with the name of the language

    So you want the way the name of the language is presented to change
    English to be MyNativeTongue
    French to be FailedFrenchiIHS
    !@#$%^&* to be MustBeAsian

    Do you switch languages often?
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    Haha exactly!
    Actually, believe it or not, name of my language is displayed wrongly! I would like to offer people the way to change themselves manually until someone from Microsoft decides to do it.

    But have no idea where could that be stored, and if possibly I could change it.
    Thanks for help!
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  5. #5


    Yellow Belly
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    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    Quote Originally Posted by prodzi View Post
    Haha exactly!
    Actually, believe it or not, name of my language is displayed wrongly! I would like to offer people the way to change themselves manually until someone from Microsoft decides to do it.

    But have no idea where could that be stored, and if possibly I could change it.
    Thanks for help!
    Do they know?
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  6. #6


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    Obviously not
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  7. #7


    Yellow Belly
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    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    Quote Originally Posted by prodzi View Post
    Obviously not
    Have you written an irate message to them at the profound insult of not naming your beloved country correctly?
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  8. #8


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    Usually I would do that, but this time that wouldn't be of help for sure. I'll have to work out that myself
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  9. #9


    Yellow Belly
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    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    Quote Originally Posted by prodzi View Post
    Usually I would do that, but this time that wouldn't be of help for sure. I'll have to work out that myself
    At a guess, I would think this would take quite deep knowledge of the underlying system to change that ...you probably need a serious Windows geek.
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  10. #10


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    That's exactly about it. And I am not a guy able to make such a revolution, I would more easily prove that aliens built pyramids than this
    So I guess I should just keep digging and see if I can hack it and let the people know, if they really want to do it, how they can do it.
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