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My Metro applications on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are all German.

I've selected English (United States) and live in Belgium (and have selected that so), yet it somehow makes my Metro applications German while I didn't configure it at such. People in Belgium speak mainly Dutch and French, so German doesn't make sense at all.

So, how do I get these Metro applications to be English?

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I am using the Brazil Portuguese (PT-BR ABNT) keyboard layout and some Metro Applications (Messaging, People and Mail) are in German too. – user121874 Mar 7 '12 at 19:05
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Apparently, my custom keyboard lay-out was not English but Dutch. Apparently this causes the Metro applications to somehow default to German. I solved the problem by making sure that my custom keyboard lay-out adds an English entry under Languages in the Control Panel. Fixed!

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Someone probably confused Dutch with Deutsch :P – slhck Mar 1 '12 at 12:30

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protected by Tom Wijsman Mar 7 '12 at 19:39

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