Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I installed Arabic support in Ubuntu 12.04 but there is no Arabic Saudi Arabia in Regional Formats list. All other Arabic regional formats are available e.g. Arabic UAE, Arabic Syria, Arabic Kuwait, Arabic Bahrain etc but not Arabic Saudi Arabia !

enter image description here

share|improve this question

If you have Arabic language added to the list of system languages

enter image description here

enter image description here

You will have the option to choose Arabic SA from the regional format Tab as seen below

enter image description here

enter image description here

Try this:

Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
share|improve this answer
As you can get the idea from my question, i have already installed Arabic in language support, because i see all other Arabic formats e.g. Arabic Syria, Arabic UAE, Arabic Bahrain etc. in the Regional Formats but i don't see Arabic Saudi Arabia... I am using Edubuntu 12.04 and a friend of mine is using Ubuntu 12.04, and we both have same problem. – MahboobeAlam Jun 12 '12 at 5:19
So that's not what you're looking for? The regional format image (the last image) shows clearly the Arabic Saudi Arabia Regional Format. – Mitch Jun 12 '12 at 5:22
I can see it in the image you have provided, it means you have it but I don't have any Arabic Saudi Arabia in my Regional Formats list, that's the problem ! that's why i am asking the question, if it was there why i would be asking?? – MahboobeAlam Jun 12 '12 at 5:27
Can you supply an image of your Language Support window? – Mitch Jun 12 '12 at 5:34
here: – MahboobeAlam Jun 12 '12 at 5:42
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The following workaround solved the problem for me (on both systems): I removed Arabic support, re-installed it, and Arabic Saudi Arabia has now appeared in Regional Formats list.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.