Are you testing SharePoint multi-lingual features? And want a quick way to switch languages on a site for a particular user or yourself; this can be useful when testing the modern multi-lingual features in SharePoint if you want to check the quality of the pages translated.
A while ago I created a page that can serve as a reference for the codes for each language within SharePoint, mainly so I can refer to this quickly, especially during the MSDN to Microsoft Docs transition where some reference material wasn’t easy to find. Check this out: Reference SharePoint Online Languages
You can set the language preferences in your user profile, by going to Delve > Update Profile > “ How can I change my language and regional settings ?” > Click “…” > Language and Region settings, so a few steps to get to these options. The change of preference can take a few minutes to propagate to all the sites in the tenant. Too slow for a quick play or testing language scenarios.
Before applying script in English
I have written a script that changes the MUI setting for a user within the User Information List to update the user with the appropriate language tag. Check out this code sample below to achieve this:
Connect-PnPOnline https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/sites/<site> Get-PnPListItem -List "User Information List" -Id 7 # Me # -OR- # $userEmail = "email@example.com" $CamlQuery = @" <View> <Query> <Where> <Eq> <FieldRef Name='EMail' /> <Value Type='Text'>$userEmail</Value> </Eq> </Where> </Query> </View> "@ $item = Get-PnPListItem -List "User Information List" -Query $CamlQuery $item["MUILanguages"] = "cy-GB" #"en-GB" $item.Update() Invoke-PnPQuery
After Applying script in Welsh
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