Aug 142008

To change the language setting in Internet Explorer follow this procedure

1.Open Internet Explorer

2.Click on the Tools menu

3.Click Internet Options

4.On the General tab select Languages

5.Click Add

6.Select the required language

7.Click OK

You can select more than one language. If a Web site offers multiple languages the first priority language will be used.

To automatically detect a website’s language

Most webpages contain information that tells the web browser what language and character set to use when displaying the page. This type of information is referred to as language encoding. Internet Explorer can usually determine the correct language encoding, even if the webpage does not include language encoding information, as long as the Language Encoding Auto-Select feature is turned on. Here’s how to turn it on:

1.  Open Internet Explorer.

2.  Navigate to a webpage.

3.  Right-click the webpage, point to Encoding, and then click Auto-Select.

To manually select the language encoding for a webpage

If Auto-Select cannot determine the correct language encoding and you know what language encoding it should be, you can manually select it.

1.  Open Internet Explorer .

2.  Navigate to a webpage you want to select a language for.

3.  Right-click the webpage, point to Encoding, point to More, and then click the appropriate language.

4.  If you are prompted to download language support components, click Download.

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  6 Responses to “Howto change the language settings in Internet Explorer(IE)6/7”

  1. Whoops, there was a typo… and the underline tag doesn’t seem to work, oh well…

    Good article, it helped me.
    It’s not quite clear for IE7 but it is good enough.
    I’d change the steps a little, like this:
    1.Open Internet Explorer,
    2.Click on the Tools menu,
    3.Click Internet Options,
    4.On the
    General tab, click the Languages button from the Appearance section near the bottom of the window,
    5.Click Add, if you need to add a new language (or Remove if you want to remove a language),
    6.Select the required language/s and click OK to add them,
    7.Click OK to close the Language Preference window, then OK again to close the Internet Options window.
    NOTE You may need to restart Internet Explorer to have the changes applied.

  2. How can we add Language prefence in Internet Explorer thru GPO?

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    I manage the website for and do the IT work for a janitor service where the managers and supervisors all speak spanish. When a laptop get’s passed to another employeee I did not know how to change the IE language settings…
    Now I do.

  4. Thanks it works okay but still I keep getting dis language dat i dont knoww! WEiRdd i know right>>? helppp

  5. its really helpful to us…
    please provide this type of all windows references…

    Thanks and regards,
    Girish G Nair

  6. I can view the font in german language in ie6 but i can not view the same page in ie7 in german after changing the language to german in ie7 language setting

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