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Edit to enable: Install files for complex script...

Post by shiner » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:42 am

I didn't know which sub-forum to post this so I am putting it here. Moderator feel free to move it if there is a better place.

Can someone point me to a proper way to enable "Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai)", in Regional and Language Options under Supplemental language support. This is for an XPSP3 install CD.
Currently I have to check this box post-install, but I would like to have this enabled during setup.
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Post by 5eraph » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:46 am

Unless you're using it already and it doesn't work work like I think it does, I believe what you want is "LanguageGroup" under [RegionalSettings] in WinNT.sif. What follows is the relevant information about it copied from Ref.chm found in Deploy.cab from my XP x86 SP3 Pro CD. I changed the example to something that may enable those settings by default.

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LanguageGroup

Specifies the language group for this installation.

Syntax   | LanguageGroup = language_group_ID[, language_group_ID[, ...]]
         |
Values   | language_group_ID[, language_group_ID[, ...]]
         |
Example  | LanguageGroup = 11,1
         |
Comments | You cannot specify a particular locale or language unless you
         | install the appropriate language group.
         |
         | In Windows XP, if you install one language group, then you
         | install all corresponding language groups. For example, if you
         | install one language group from the set of East Asian language
         | groups, then you also install associated language groups.
         | Likewise, if you install one language group from the set of
         | complex script language groups, then you install all complex
         | script language groups.
         |
         | The supported language group IDs are listed in the following
         | table.
         |
         |                                       Corresponding Value in
         |                                       Regional and Language
         | ID  Language Group                    Options Control Panel
         |
         |  1  Western Europe and United States  Installed by Default
         |  2  Central Europe                    Installed by Default
         |  3  Baltic                            Installed by Default
         |  4  Greek                             Installed by Default
         |  5  Cyrillic                          Installed by Default
         |  6  Turkic                            Installed by Default
         |  7  Japanese                          East Asian Language
         |  8  Korean                            East Asian Language
         |  9  Traditional Chinese               East Asian Language
         | 10  Simplified Chinese                East Asian Language
         | 11  Thai                              Complex Script
         | 12  Hebrew                            Complex Script
         | 13  Arabic                            Complex Script
         | 14  Vietnamese                        Complex Script
         | 15  Indic                             Complex Script
         | 16  Georgian                          Complex Script
         | 17  Armenian                          Complex Script
         |
         | For a list of specific languages that correspond to particular
         | language groups, see the Microsoft Global Software Development
         | Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/.

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Post by shiner » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:44 am

Thanks 5eraph,

I will give that a go and report back.
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Post by shiner » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:07 am

I made that change to winnt.sif and it did what I asked for.
Thanks again for that quick response.
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Post by 5eraph » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:17 am

Glad I could help. :)

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