$Language

$Language

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

Details

  • $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 a message with the name s::tag::lang corresponding to $Language. Only if it fails to find such a message will it use the message with the actual name s::tag.

Examples

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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See Also

$CharacterEncoding  $DateStringFormat  MessageName  Language  TranslationOptions

Tutorials

Introduced in 1991
(2.0)