Wix Tip: Changing installer database language

2007-01-11 14:26:04 by Kjell-Åke Gafvelin

To change the installer database language to something else than english using WiX you need to both set the Language and CodePage attributes in the Product element. If you do not specify the CodePage then all characters that are non-english will show as garbage instead.

Example to change language to Swedish:

<Product Id="*" Name="ABC ÅÄÖ" Language="1053" Codepage="1252" Version="" Manufacturer="" UpgradeCode="6BD147DF-FAD1-4875-A197-18DB145C7EC0">