I believe everyone here in HF should be familiar with applocale due to language switching reasons, its best to change in regional setting, but sometimes its just not worth doing so. Therefore I decided to put up this guide for those who have not known about this. Remember, applocale is not the best solution for code page conversion. It is sometimes required to install Japanese Fonts to run a program properly.

After downloading & installing applocale, most of us encounters some annoying problem.
1. You will have to click yes to acknowledge the whatever MS says before you can start the program.
2. And you have to always choose the directory of the file and language code. Even though its always those few languages that you use…

Ofcourse you can make a shortcut, but you can avoid them by simply right click and open the file with ease!

First I would like to introduce pApploc, a modification of Applocale designed by Piaip to skip the annoying MS popup.

Now the tweak for the context menu. There are actually two ways to do this, one by a simple reg file, the other by using wscript. I personally recommend the reg method. And will probably add the wscript method later.

For people who are lazy to read or feels that its too difficult, try the spoiler.

Spoiler


This is what you can do to open a program with Japanese locale:

1. Download and install MS apploc or pApploc
2. Create a new .txt file.
3. Edit it with notepad or any programs that you prefer.
4. Put in these lines

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Jap Apploc]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Jap Apploc\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0411\""


ADDED: If you encounter problems such as not being able to get the registry to work. Take a look at this.

Spoiler

5. Rename the file and change the extension of the file from .txt to .reg
6. Execute the file!

Explanation:
The first line “Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00” is not required but some people cannot get the reg file to work without those lines.

Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Jap Apploc]

This tells the windows what to add in the menu of our mouse right click. In this case it states that when right clicking on a .exe file, “Jap Apploc” will appear. You ma change “Jap Apploc” to anything you like. However the next line must look the same or else it cannot find the corresponding command.
The next line

Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Jap Apploc\command]

states that when “Jap Apploc” is clicked, the following command

Code:
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0411\""

will be executed.
The L0411 is the Japanese in applocale. What this does is that it opens the program with applocale with the selected language code. The popup confirmation window will also disappear if you installed the papploc.
Change the

Code:
C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe

to where ever your applocale program is installed, for example if you installed it in drive D it probably looks like

Code:
D:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe

Now here is a few example, the reg file I used for my computer.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\日文模式開啟]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\日文模式開啟\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0411\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\簡體模式開啟]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\簡體模式開啟\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0804\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\繁體模式開啟]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\繁體模式開啟\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0404\""

A list of the code
0401 Arabic
0402 Bulgarian
041a Croatian
0405 Czech
0406 Danish
0413 Dutch (Standard)
0425 Estonian
040b Finnish
040c French (Standard)
0407 German
0408 Greek
040d Hebrew
040e Hungarian
0410 Italian
0411 Japanese
0412 Korean
0426 Latvian
0427 Lithuanian
0414 Norwegian
0415 Polish
0416 Portuguese (Brazil)
0816 Portuguese (Standard)
0418 Romanian
0419 Russian
0804 Simplified Chinese
0c0a Spanish (Modern Sort)
041b Slovak
0424 Slovenian
041d Swedish
041e Thai
0404 Traditional Chinese
041f Turkish

Alternatively, when my windows was installed on drive E, it looks like this

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\日文模式開啟]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\日文模式開啟\command]
@="E:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0411\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\簡體模式開啟]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\簡體模式開啟\command]
@="E:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0804\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\繁體模式開啟]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\繁體模式開啟\command]
@="E:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0404\""

And to make it even clearer, here is a English version context menu.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Japanese locale]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Japanese locale\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0411\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Simplified Chinese locale]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Simplified Chinese locale\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0804\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Traditional Chinese locale]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Traditional Chinese locale\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\AppPatch\\AppLoc.exe \"%1\" \"/L0404\""

Once you run the .reg file, you will see it shows up as soon as you right click on a .exe file.

Now one might ask, what if I dont like it after I installed it? Thats easy…
Create a reg file and put in this line.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\XXX]

Replace XXX with whatever you typed to show up when right click.
For example, if You use this line

Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Traditional Chinese locale]

To uninstall it, you use this line

Code:
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Traditional Chinese locale]

Hope it is not to confusing for people out here.
All the above information were obtained from various places and I put them together to fit my own evil needs, and thought that I should share.
I dont think I need to attach the .reg here, do I? If someone requests then I would do it.

Source: http://www.hongfire.com/forum/showthread.php/82164-Right-Click-Context-Menu-for-Applocale

Related: http://www.hongfire.com/forum/downloads.php?do=file&id=329