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In computing, a regional configuration application is a set of parameters that defines the user's language, the region, the numeric format, the date presentation and any other special variant preferences that the user wants to see in their interface. Typically, a locale identifier consists of at least a language code and a country/region code.

AppLocale is a regional configuration tool for operating system Windows XP or later. It is developed by Microsoft which makes it possible to run non-Unicode applications based on the regional settings chosen by the user.

Applocale is a very useful application, especially for Asian software running on non-asian version of Windows OS. The program is installed in a subfolder of the root directory of Windows, called "AppPatch" and, when it starts, the user must select an executable which locale setting need to be modified and desired language encoding page. When locale is selected the AppLocale will try to install fonts and other files related to the locale on the computer without actually changing the entire Windows OS locale.

AppLocale does not work with all non-Unicode applications and as such there are still gaps in the which locale settings could be supported on certain Windows versions.

It should be noted that as starting from Windows Vista, the user must run AppLocale installation in Administrative mode as described in our Applocale installation guide.

AppLocale is not included in retail versions of Windows but is available for free download.

AppLocale is a great solution for legacy applications which could not be recompiled with proper internationalization and MUI support. Instead AppLocale allows running such legacy applications with correct locale settings and proper rendering of the fonts.

Microsoft, in 2016, removed all Applocale support, including the application download page, however there are third-party websites that still maintain it and it also exists in the Internet Archive.

How to install and run AppLocale.