Why can't Cortana use English on non-English Windows environments?

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Hi gang,

 

I hope I'm in the right place, this is my first post on the Microsoft Tech community and I really couldn't resist the temptation to add this question to the group...

 

On my home computer and Surface Pro X I use the Dutch version for Windows 10, simply because it helps me to work a little more efficient. On my personal Medion laptop however I specifically set Windows to the English language which the Netherlands as my preferred region, as a result I could install Cortana which I really enjoy (though I use the voice assistant very sporadically).

 

Due to the current Corona crisis I was provided with a Samsung Galaxy phone because of its NFC capabilities (this is required to gain access to parts of the office building, which has become a necessity because some of us spend the night there a few days per week to minimize travel). And I couldn't help but notice that even though my phone's system language was set to Dutch I was still able to utilize the Samsung digital assistant (called 'Bixby'), however only using English commands.

 

And it made me wonder... why wouldn't this be possible with Cortana as well?

 

Also considering that I've learned that Windows, at its core, still uses English no matter what (this is actually a feature I highly admire!). If I navigate to my C (system) drive in Explorer I get to see folders like "Gebruikers", if I navigate to my user folder I see things like "Afbeeldingen", "Bureaublad", and so on.

 

But if I open cmd.exe (or PowerShell of course) and then try the same I end up in c:\users and in my home folder I'll come across things like "pictures", "desktop", and so forth. Instant translations!

 

As such I can't help but wonder why it wouldn't be possible to allow users to set up an English Cortana on a non-English Windows 10?

 

Thanks for reading!

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