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Changing the language used by OS X

June 3, 2016 Leave a comment

An issue that I see occasionally on new Macs is that they’re set to use a language different than mine when I take them out of the box. In my case, the alternate language is most often set to French (for unknown reasons), rather than being set to US English like I’m expecting.

Screen Shot 2016 06 03 at 7 40 51 AM

OS X normally handles this issue as part of the installation process, by asking which language is preferred and using that for the OS.

Screen Shot 2016 06 03 at 7 57 25 AM

However, when I set up new machines, I’m past the point of selecting the language that way. Fortunately, there are alternate ways to change the language used at the login screen. For more details, see below the jump.

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