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  • Hi,

    I am building laptops using SCCM.  I have language packs for german, chinese (trad. and simp.) and japanese.  I built the machine as english.  In the top left corner, where the language tab is, I do not see german available.  I also don't see it on the language bar when I log in.  Also, looking under current installed available keyboards, I don't see it either.

    When I look under languages, I do see that german is installed and available.  Only after I select german and log off, do I then have not only all the others, but german as well.  Is this a known bug? Any ideas?  I am testing now, but hope to find some info here.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:52 PM

Answers

  • Language packs are used to translate all or parts of the user interface into a specific language (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/ee461121). Installing a language pack does not add a keyboard input language.

    You need to add additional input locales using the control panel as described in the following tutorial:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/86204-keyboard-input-language-add-remove.html

    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, January 28, 2011 9:09 AM
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:09 PM
  • You can only install one language pack in Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate, although you can download multiple language packs from servers such as Windows Update or SCCM in the system. German language should be displayed in UI if you install it in Control Panel


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, January 28, 2011 9:09 AM
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 8:04 AM

All replies

  • Which Windows 7 Edition do you use? Only Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate allow switching the language of the GUI.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:14 PM
  • Sorry, Windows 7 x32 Enterprise.
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:15 PM
  • Language packs are used to translate all or parts of the user interface into a specific language (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/ee461121). Installing a language pack does not add a keyboard input language.

    You need to add additional input locales using the control panel as described in the following tutorial:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/86204-keyboard-input-language-add-remove.html

    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, January 28, 2011 9:09 AM
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:09 PM
  • SCCM is supposed to take care of all of this, not sure if there is some kind of known bug.  I am automating everything, so I cannot do it manually.
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:13 PM
  • The following article describes how to change International settings (e.g. Input locales) via script:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ie/goglobal/bb964650(l=en-us)#eukac

    Hope this helps.

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:49 PM
  • You can only install one language pack in Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate, although you can download multiple language packs from servers such as Windows Update or SCCM in the system. German language should be displayed in UI if you install it in Control Panel


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, January 28, 2011 9:09 AM
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 8:04 AM
  • Yes, but you don't have to install a language pack to add a keyboard input locale. The language bar controls the input locale - not the user interface language.
    Friday, January 7, 2011 1:11 AM