Regional and Language Options overview

Using Regional and Language Options in Control Panel, you can install multiple languages on your computer, such as Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Western European languages (French, Spanish, German, and many others). You can choose which one you want to use when you create a document. Windows then makes the character set for that language available, so you can start writing.

Both WordPad and Notepad let you create documents in other languages, but a word processing program may include other features, such as spell checkers, to help you write documents in multiple languages.

If you send your document to someone else, the recipient must also have the same languages installed in order to read or edit the file.

Compose a document using multiple languages

Install East Asian language files on your computer

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