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How to set the default language of Office 2010 to Swedish ?

08/16/2012 10214 views

The requirement is as below (packaging Office 2010) :

Menu language: Swedish default, . Menu, options, spelling suggestions all should be in Swedish by default. There should be a possiblity to switch to English  in the options menu of office

Proofing tools: Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish, German, French, Spanish.


I have been trying to add entries in the config.xml files of office & proofing tools. But I am not getting the complete desired result.


Urgent Help needed.


Thanks in Advance.


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From http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178960.aspx#BKMK_CreateCustomConfig

If you are adding more than one AddLanguage element, you must add the ShellTransform attribute of the AddLanguage element. This attribute specifies the language that Setup uses for the shell user interface.

For example, to specify that Setup install full English, French, German, and Spanish language support with the user’s default regional options language as the default installation language, you add the following AddLanguage elements and attributes in the Config.xml file:

<AddLanguage Id="match" ShellTransform="yes"/> <AddLanguage Id="en-us" /> <AddLanguage Id="fr-fr" /> <AddLanguage Id="de-de" /> <AddLanguage Id="es-es" />

Could it be the OS language or locale isn't SV-SE?

Answered 08/16/2012 by: andemats
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  • you can add the ShellTransform value to a specific language, in this case sv-se I guess.
  • btw, what is the undesired result?

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ok.. here is what i did.. Just left the config.xml to default (only silent & no reboot set via config.xml).. Rest all the language settings : Added thru registry.. it works great...

Answered 09/10/2012 by: hrs2cool
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