I am testing language settings with an application running on Java 8. Specifically I am interested in locale settings.
Currently a test for Spanish is required. Since I use Windows 10 I did the following:
Control Panel > RegionI set all settings to Spanish, including the system configuration, without checking the box to use UTF-8 encode for compatibility
- In Win10 settings I set the UI language to Spanish and signed out, then signed back, so that my Win10 UI is now in Spanish.
- The region in those same settings is also set to Spanish
- The keyboard layout, that can be selected in the task bar, is also set to
- After doing all that I also restarted my system.
Everything that I was able to find via non-registry system configuration is now set to Spanish. Yet the Java call
Locale.getDefault().getLanguage() reliably continues to deliver
Where does it get that from? Do I have to read system properties to retieve the information, that my system runs in fact in Spanish? What is
Locale.getDefault() even for then?