Alternatives to Applocale for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

  • NTLEA icon

    NTLEA

    With NTLEA (full name: NT Locale Emulator Advance) you can convert non-Unicode application code-pages to corresponding ones.

    Open Source Windows

  • Locale Emulator icon

    Locale Emulator

    Locale Emulator is a tool similar to MS AppLocale and NTLEA, providing a simulation function that can make an application recognize...

    Open Source Windows

  • SBAppLocale icon

    SBAppLocale

    Basically it's a command line version of Microsoft's AppLocale.

    Free Windows

  • LocaleSwitch icon

    LocaleSwitch

    With LocaleSwitch you can convert non-Unicode application code-pages to corresponding ones. It supports Simplified Chinese...

    Free Windows

Applocale Comments

This utility is a life-saver for legacy applications that d ...

Comment by ATx
about Applocale Jun 2011

This utility is a life-saver for legacy applications that don't support Unicode. It allows you to display foreign language character sets, otherwise the text in the UI may appear garbled and unreadable, or work with filenames with non-Latin characters, like J-Pop MP3's. When it works. Some applications are fully or mostly functional, while others don't work at all.

SBAppLocale is a command-line version by SteelBytes:
http://www.steelbytes.com/?mid=45

Patch for AppLocale Nag Screen:
http://opcode0x90.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/patch-for-applocale/

"I am a person who frequently use non-English application while running on the default system locale. The result? Garbage characters in UI as the Microsoft puts it. This is where AppLocale come in, it allows you to run an application in a specific locale without messing around with the default system locale. Unfortunately, for no good reason Microsoft left an annoying message that kept reminds you about “AppLocale is just a temporary solution” whenever you launch AppLocale via shortcut. So I made a patch to remove the nag."

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