Language Support in Windows 10 and Office 365

Following the upgrade to Windows 10 1809 some users experienced difficulties with the Windows 10 Japanese language features they had previously installed. This update had removed the optional features.

Microsoft recommended reinstalling the optional language features. However, attempts to reinstall the language features via the Time and Language Category of Windows Settings did not allow the options to be installed. This was because Microsoft have decided that from version 1809 users can only install language options via Windows Update. Since we use SCCM, Windows Update is locked down so this will not work.

To circumvent this restriction a subset of the available languages features have been downloaded to the SCCM and made available via the Software Centre. The supported languages at present are

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (China/Singapore)
  • Chinese (Hong Kong/Macau)
  • Chinese (Taiwan)
  • French (France)
  • German (Germany)
  • Greek (Greece)
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Japanese (Japan)
  • Korean (Korea)
  • Polish (Poland)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian (Russia)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Welsh (GB)

If the relevant application is run from Software Centre prior to adding the language in the Time and Language Category of Windows Settings Language options can be installed.

In addition a subset of Office 365 Language Packs have been download and packaged for including in the Software Centre. Although these packs are publicly available, they would normally require administrator rights to install. The languages supported are:-

  • Arabic 
  • Chinese (Simplified) 
  • Chinese (Traditional) 
  • French 
  • German 
  • Greek 
  • Italian 
  • Japanese 
  • Korean 
  • Polish 
  • Portuguese (Brazil) 
  • Portuguese (Portugal) 
  • Russian
  • Spanish 
  • Welsh


More details can be found in \\DesktopResource\Windows\WINDOWS 10\Support for additional languages in Office 365 and Windows 10.docx

Otherwise, please contact our Service Desk at for further information