Windows – Is it possible to have different applications set to different locales?

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In Windows 7 you can change the system locale to change how non-unicode characters are interpreted in different programs. Let's say that I want to use language X for most cases, but language Y for one single program. It is extremely tedious to change the system-wide locale and reboot every time I want to use this one program.

Is there a way to set locale on a case-by-case basis in Windows 7?

Best Answer

  • The application itself would need to support configuring a locale different from the systems. The system locale is a single global default setting for all apps.