Language sync between Edge & Win

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Occasional Contributor

Good day
Is it possible that Edge Chromium takes the language from the operating system ?

Windows 10 is in French = Edge is also in French

 

Many thanks

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@gardenzwerg Thanks for reaching out! The quick answer is that it can. Are you able to share more details about your scenario or what you're encountering? We currently have some known issues around language settings.

 

Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

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@fawkes we can only set 1 Language per user in the registry:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

REG_SZ: ApplicationLocaleValue

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-policies#applicationlocalevalue

 

if we set english per registry, the user does not have the possibility to change the language

example: we add englisch in the registry but the user wants german or french, he can change, but if he restart the browser, englisch come back as default

 

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@gardenzwerg Thanks for the details. I've looped in one of our language engineers, and will let you know if they have any insights or recommendations.

 

Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

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@fawkes any news about the language problem ?

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@gardenzwerg Thanks for following-up! I just checked back in with the team and will pass along any info.

 

Fawkes (they/them)
Program Manager & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

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@gardenzwerg Thanks for your patience. Here are some thoughts from the team:

 

  • Microsoft Edge, on Windows, does not respond to the OS language being changed. Details can be found here.
  • It looks like you're setting the MSFT Edge display language policy to English, which would block you from changing the display language to German or French
  • Can you tell us more about why you're setting that policy? And do you want to give your users the ability to change the display language of the browser?

Fawkes (they/them)
Program Manager & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge