Wolfram Language & System 10.4 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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is a list of strings that give the names of languages to use for messages.


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

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Introduced in 1991