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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::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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