How to Switch the Language of Windows Terminal on Windows 11

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This concise guide explains how to change the language in the Windows Terminal app in Windows 11. First, open the Terminal app, select Settings from the dropdown menu, select the Appearance tab and then the tile “Language (require relaunch)”. After setting the preferred language, save changes and relaunch the app.

This article explains how to change the Windows Terminal app language in Windows 11

Windows Terminal is a modern host application for the command-line shells, including Command PromptWindows PowerShell, and bash (via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)).

Unlike the previous shell apps in Windows, Windows Terminal has many features, including multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU-accelerated text rendering engine, and themes customization with text, colors, backgrounds, and shortcuts.

Windows Terminal uses your system default language you select when setting up your computer or after you change the default language. The Terminal app uses the vocabulary you choose. However, you can change it at any time.

Change the preferred language in the Windows Terminal app

As described above, the Terminal app will use your system’s default language. However, you can change it anytime; the steps below show you how.

First, open the Windows Terminal app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and searching for Terminal. Then, under Best match, select and open the Windows Terminal app.

open the Terminal app in Windows
Open the Terminal app on Windows.

When the Terminal app opens, click the down arrow button on the top bar, and select Settings (Ctrl +,).

Windows Terminal Settings button updated
Windows Terminal Settings button updated

On the Settings window, click on the Appearance tab. Then select the tile “Language (require relaunch)” and set the preferred language in the Terminal app.

Windows Terminal app preferred language settings
Windows Terminal app preferred language settings

Click on the Save button to save your changes and exit.

You will have to relaunch the Terminal app to see the new preferred language in the Terminal app.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

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