How to Change the System Language on a Mac

Some people know a couple of languages, some people want to learn another language. At some point, you might want to change your System Language. Maybe because you just feel like it, because of educational purposes or maybe for some unknown reason.


Changing the System Language of your Mac can be a nice thing to know if you're interested in learning new things.


Here's how to do it:

Steps

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    Open System Preferences.
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    Go to "Language & Text".
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    Now choose the Language of choice and drag it above the Language that is currently on the top. In this case, I want to use Canadian English instead of regular English. I drag it above English and drop it.
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    As you can see, Canadian English is now on top.
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    Reboot. Yes, as you may have noticed on the screenshot, you have to Reboot (or log out/in) before any changes take place.

Tips

  • Changing the System Language can be helpful if you are learning that language. That way you spend more time using the Language and getting more familiar with it.

Warnings

  • Changing your Language to one that you have no idea what it means is not advised for your own benefit, as you may lose your orientation where to change the Language back.

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Categories: Mac