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Sets the language list and associated properties for the current user account.
Set-WinUserLanguageList [-LanguageList*] <List<WinUserLanguage>> [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

The Set-WinUserLanguageList cmdlet sets the current user language settings. These settings include input method, spelling setting, text prediction setting, and handwriting input mode. For more information, see CultureInfo Class and Configurable Language and Cultural Settings.


-Force [<SwitchParameter>]


-LanguageList <List<WinUserLanguage>>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByValue


-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

List is a list of WinUserLanguage objects that contain one or more languages and associated properties from the current user account's language list. The language object contains the following properties: --BCP-47 (READ). A standard language tag that is used to identify languages. For more information, see the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) BCP 47 RFC. --Autonym (LP database) (READ). The name of the language in the language itself. --English name (LP database) (READ). The name of the language in English. --Localized name (LP database) (READ). The name of the language in the current Windows display language. --Script (LP database) (READ). The writing system of the language. --Input methods (READ/WRITE). A list of input method Tablet Input Panel (TIP) strings that are enabled for this language. The enabled input methods are listed in the format Language ID: Keyboard layout ID. --Handwriting recognition input mode (READ/WRITE). This value is either 0 (freehand) or 1 (write each character separately).
Example 1
PS C:\> $OldList = Get-WinUserLanguageList PS C:\> $OldList.Add("fr-FR") PS C:\> Set-WinUserLanguageList $OldList This command adds the language French (France) to the user's language list. Example 2 PS C:\>$1 = New-WinUserLanguageList en-US PS C:\>$1[0].Handwriting = 1 PS C:\> Set-WinUserLanguageList $1 This command changes the handwriting setting for the language English (United States) in the user's language list to ON (write each character separately).
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