Demystifying...

CurrentCulture:
  • Come from the « Formats » language preference. (In windows 7: Control panel, Region and Language, Formats)
  • Used to format number, currency, date and time.
  • Can have any value like en-US, en-GB, en-CA, fr-FR, fr-CA

CurrentUICulture:
  • Come from the current Windows language installed or selected MUI language. (In windows 7: Control panel, Region and Language, Keyboards and Language, Display language)
  • Use to show the good language translation.
  • Can just have central language value like en-US, fr-FR. But can be set to any like CurrentCulture.

And windows installer:
  • Multilanguage installer start with the « Formats » language preference. (In windows 7: Control panel, Region and Language, Formats)
  • The wix SystemLanguageID variable come from the « system locale ». (In windows 7: Control panel, Region and Language, Administrative, Language for non-Unicode programs)

Last edited Jun 26, 2011 at 2:51 AM by Galadhon, version 1

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