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Language
A locale's language is specified by the ISO 639 standard. The following table lists some commonly used language codes.
Table 12. Language Codes
Code
Language
en
English
nl
Dutch
fr
French
es
Spanish
en
English
zh
Chinese
ja
Japanese
vi
Vietnamese
Because language is correlated with geography, a language code might not capture all the nuances of usage in a particular area. For example, French and Canadian French may use different phrases and terms to mean different things even though basic grammar and vocabulary are the same. Language is only one element of locale.