Remove languages and fonts you don't use

If you installed a language pack for Microsoft Office, you can easily remove any editing language or font that you don't want or don't use. If you want to add a different editing language to your computer, you can follow the instructions at Add a language or set language preferences in Office.

Important: You can’t remove the primary language in the Enabled editing languages list. If a language is listed as your default language and you want to remove it, you must select a different language as the default language.

In Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2016:

  1. Open a Microsoft Office program, such as Word.

  2. Click File > Options > Language.

  3. Under Choose Editing Languages, select the language that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

    Notes: 

    • If you create a document containing text in Japanese before deleting the Japanese editing language and fonts, the text remains in the document, even after you remove the Japanese editing language and fonts.

    • If, before deleting the Japanese editing language and fonts, you create a document containing Japanese text and manually mark the proofing language of the text in the document as Japanese, the Japanese proofing language setting remains even after you delete the editing language and fonts.

    • After you delete Japanese as an enabled language, Japanese continues to be listed in the Languages dialog box as a proofing language.

In Office 2007:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Language Settings.

  2. Click the Editing Languages tab.

  3. In the Enabled editing languages list, click a language that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

    Repeat this step for each additional language that you want to remove.

In Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (applies to Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2016):

  1. In Control Panel, click the View by list, and then click Appearance and Personalization.

  2. Under Fonts, click Preview, delete, or show and hide fonts.

  3. Select the font that you want to remove, and then click Delete.

In Windows Vista with Office 2010:

  1. In Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization.

  2. Click Install or remove a font.

  3. Right-click the font you want to remove, and then click Delete.

In Windows Vista with Office 2007:

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Fonts. (If Control Panel is in Category view, click Switch to Classic View.)

  2. Delete the fonts that you don't want.

In Windows XP with Office 2007 and Office 2010:

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Fonts. (If Control Panel is in Category view, click Switch to Classic View.)

  2. Delete the fonts that you don't want.

  • In Windows 10 and Windows 8, right-click the Start button Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 , and then click Control Panel.

  • In Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel in the list that appears on the right side of the menu. If you don't see Control Panel in the list, type Control Panel in the Search box below the menu in Windows 7 and Windows Vista; in Windows XP, click Run, and then search for Control Panel.

To remove languages, see Language and Region Preferences.

To remove fonts, see Mac Basics: Font Book.

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