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[an error occurred while processing this directive] $Language

  • $Language is a list of strings which give the names of languages to use for messages.
  • 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, Mathematica searches for messages with names s :: tag :: 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 s :: tag.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.8.22Section 2.13.1.
  • See also: MessageName.