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In Windows 7 you can change the system locale to change how non-unicode characters are interpreted in different programs. Let's say that I want to use language X for most cases, but language Y for one single program. It is extremely tedious to change the system-wide locale and reboot every time I want to use this one program.

Is there a way to set locale on a case-by-case basis in Windows 7?

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I believe I have found a possible solution, but it seems a bit hack-ey. If anyone else is having this issue, try installing this: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13209 Not officially supported for W7 but it may get the job done. –  user2044239 Feb 14 '13 at 17:01
    
Perhaps you could use a virtual machine if it's just a specific application you would like to use in another locale. –  Kibbee Feb 14 '13 at 17:05
    
That's a decent idea. Still tedious, but slightly less tedious than a reboot. –  user2044239 Feb 14 '13 at 18:23
    
Also, perhaps you could change the locale for a single user and just use the program under a different user. –  Kibbee Feb 14 '13 at 18:36

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The application itself would need to support configuring a locale different from the systems. The system locale is a single global default setting for all apps.

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