$Language

$Language
is a settable global variable that specifies the default language used by the Wolfram System.

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  • $Language is used to determine the language used for messages and other system notifications.
  • All language names are conventionally given in English and are capitalized, as in "French".
  • When a message with a name s::tag is requested either internally or through the Message function, the Wolfram Language searches for messages with names s::tag::langi corresponding to the entries "langi" in the list $Language. Only if it fails to find any of these messages will it use the message with the actual name s::tag.

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Basic Examples  (2)Basic Examples  (2)

Show the current default language:

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Get the list of characters associated with the alphabet:

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Introduced in 1991
(2.0)