Windows provides a plethora of languages to people who might not be comfortable with the default English language. You can customize your OS to use one or more languages using this applet.
The first screen looks similar to the image shown below.
This screen shows the list of languages that are activated for usage. Windows follows the order of the list in using the languages.
For example, if the first language in the list is not installed, it will automatically use the second language present in the list. You can tweak the order of the list to match your preferences. If you are more comfortable with your native language, you can move that language to the top of the list so that Windows uses that language everywhere by default.
You can further populate the list by adding your desired languages. Click on “Add a language” button, which will open the following page.
This page lists all the languages identifiable by Windows. Select the language that you want and they will appear on the list of the main page, where you can organize them as per your preference.
Windows can switch to a language depending on the context of the user interaction.
You can specify separate languages for all the above special contexts in the advanced settings of the Language applet.
The languages specified here override the default language list for their corresponding context.
Besides that, you can also switch on/off the collection of data that Windows does in order to provide you better results in case of handwriting input.
You can also specify whether or not the websites can access your language list. If you block the access, then the websites will try to guess the language depending on the language of the date, time, and number formatting of your system.
It is rather advisable to not block the access as you might start seeing “alien” languages on websites due to inaccurate guess.