Installing Language Support

You must have administrator privileges to install language packs or set the system default locale.

Microsoft Windows XP provides built-in support for many double-byte languages. Enabling this support can be done at the time of install or after setup through the Regional and Language Options dialog box. If you enable language support after setup, you may need files from the Microsoft Windows XP installation CD. Configurations will vary depending on your needs and how your system has been configured previously. The following instructions are intended only to be general information to get you started:

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional and Language Options.
  2. If you are testing East Asian languages, select the Languages tab, and then check the Install files for East Asian languages check box. You may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD for the necessary files.
  3. Click the Advanced tab on the Regional and Language Options dialog box.
  4. Select the language that matches the language of the non-Unicode programs you want to use. For example Chinese (PRC).
  5. Click OK.
  6. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. After you restart your computer, if you want to input data in a language other than the default language, you must click the Language bar icon in your system tray and select the language from the multi-lingual indicator.