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How can I get system locale in Windows 7?

I mean something like: cs_CZ.UTF-8

I tried writing "locale" in the command line but that doesn't work in Windows. Any suggestions?

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

There's not a specific command (or at least, not one that I'm aware of) to get this information, but you can find it between those provided by systeminfo.exe.

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When running systeminfo on a command line, a lot of information is output to the screen. The relevant information to look for is: System Locale: en-us;English (United States) Input Locale: en-us;English (United States) – djondal May 30 '14 at 8:40
systeminfo /FO csv | ConvertFrom-Csv | select *locale – Ogrish Man Mar 6 '15 at 11:04
@Ogrish Man : This seems to be a Powershell command, but it gives me no output. Maybe because the headers are not in English. systeminfo.exe by itself works, as does gWaldo's answer in PS – mivk Jun 16 '15 at 16:19

Get-UICulture or Get-Host in PowerShell

(capitalization optional)

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If you need the actual locale to conditionally do other things in a batch file you can create a batch file (save a text file as .bat extension) with the following. As a starting point this will print to the command prompt, for example, "en-us" (no quotes) You can also use the variable !VERBOSE_SYSTEM_LOCALE! for the human readable locale e.g. English(UnitedStates)

@echo off
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
FOR /F "delims==" %%G IN ('systeminfo.exe') Do  (
    set input=%%G
    for /l %%a in (1,1,100) do if "!input:~-1!"==" " set input=!input:~0,-1!
    IF "!input:~0,13!"=="System Locale" (
        set answer=!input:~15!
        set answer=!answer: =!
        set VERBOSE_SYSTEM_LOCALE=!answer:*;=!
        echo !SYSTEM_LOCALE!        
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