Microsoft AppLocale is, first and foremost, a launcher application which was programmed by Microsoft and offered as a free download. It is designed to allow the user to change their locale without rebooting. This is useful for the running of non-Unicode applications. AppLocale was officially supported for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It is to certain degrees not compatible with later Microsoft Windows Operating systems For example, it is not at all compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 based platforms. Although Microsoft AppLocale was never included with standard versions of Microsoft Windows, it was available through Microsoft's website as a free download. The software had many uses and was very popular with Western users of Asian software applications. However, as of 2016, Microsoft AppLocale is no longer available from nor supported by Microsoft.
Microsoft AppLocale is a very useful tool to use in earlier Microsoft Windows operating systems when changing of Locale is required, particularly if the user must change locale frequently. Many Western users found Microsoft AppLocale indispensable for running Asian software applications on their Windows Operating system personal computers. The main draw of Microsoft AppLocale is that it allows users less interruption of their workflow by negating the need to reboot when changing system locale. One key thing to remember is compatibility issues because Microsoft AppLocale is only officially supported on Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. It is completely incompatible with Windows 2000 platforms. Furthermore, official support for Microsoft AppLocale was discontinued in 2016 and the platforms which do run on are now also not officially supported, as they themselves are quite old.
Software makes it so user does not have to reboot in order to change locale