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To install EnglishizeCmd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade EnglishizeCmd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall EnglishizeCmd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade englishizecmd -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade englishizecmd -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure englishizecmd installed
    name: englishizecmd
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'englishizecmd' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

    Name: englishizecmd,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.

cChocoPackageInstaller englishizecmd
   Name     = 'englishizecmd'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'englishizecmd':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

salt '*' chocolatey.install englishizecmd version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 31 Aug 2020.


There often comes a need to use built-in command-line tools in English in non-English Windows, as they are localized to another language which can be difficult for admins who only speak English. 'Englishize Cmd' employs a different technique to 'englishize' CLI tools with a click.

List of Features

  1. Toggles between English and non-English for many Windows commands
  2. For English system admins who manages Windows PCs of other languages
  3. No need to log off; settings are applied immediately
  4. Comes with a restorer. Apply or restore is as simple as a click
  5. Better character compatibility than changing DOS codepage
  6. Many languages and executables are supported. Customizable
  7. Ensure the outputs which your scripts catch are always in English
  8. Administrator rights are required. It asks for rights to elevates itself. (Does not elevate over network mapped drives)
  9. Parameter /quiet can be used to suppress confirmation messages for unattended usage. (Only works when existing Command Prompt is run elevated)
  10. Supports Windows Vista and later, as well as their server versions only, including Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019
  11. Portable by default. Optional installer enables EnglishizeCmd and RestoreCmd commands globally in Command Prompt and Run Prompt. (The commands including the extensions would be EnglishizeCmd.bat and RestoreCmd.bat)

Getting Started

"Englishize Cmd" comes with 4 files:

  1. EnglishizeCmd.bat for changing command line tools from non-English to English.
  2. RestoreCmd.bat to restore everything back to original language, including original permissions and ownerships.
  3. _lang_codes.txt is a modifiable list containing all non-English language codes. It includes most languages but in case your language is not there, add it and "Englishize Cmd" will support it.
  4. _files_to_process.txt is a modifiable list of file names of command-line executables that will be affected in the change. All commands in Windows Vista, 7 and 8.1 should be covered (although it contains much more commands than there actually are, it doesn't matter because it has no effect on commands that don't exist.) If you decide some commands are better left localized rather than being changed to English, remove them from this list before running "EnglishizeCmd.bat". Also, although the list covers command-line executables, you can add GUI – Graphical User Interface - programs such as Paint - mspaint.exe and lots of others to "_files_to_process.txt". There is a limitation here though. Windows comes with both English and non-English .mui files for command-line programs only; by default .mui for GUI programs don't exist in en-US folder until users install the English MUI through Windows Update) or some third-party tool (for non-Ultimate/Enterprise Windows users).

Note: The above files would be located in %ProgramFiles(x86)%\wandersick\EnglishizeCmd (for an all-user setup)


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$fileLocation = Join-Path $toolsDir 'Setup.exe'
$url        = 'https://github.com/wandersick/englishize-cmd/releases/download/v2.0/EnglishizeCmd-'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'EnglishizeCmd'
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  file          = $fileLocation

  softwareName  = 'EnglishizeCmd*'

  checksum      = '5c9d603b7d89bfc5df4d6fd39b30b44e'
  checksumType  = 'md5'

  silentArgs    = "/programfiles /unattendaz=1"
  validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'EnglishizeCmd'
  softwareName  = 'EnglishizeCmd*'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs    = "/programfiles /unattendAZ=1"
  validExitCodes= @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)".Substring(0, $_.UninstallString.IndexOf(' /'))
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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