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I'm installing Ubuntu (12.04) right now.

I wanted to know if additional language packs have to be downloaded because my Internet is very slow. I chose English as my language.

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No. Language packages does not have to be downloaded during installation. You just have to click the SKIP button on the installation process. – Peachy Aug 4 '12 at 14:36
..adding to @Peachy's comment above, you can always download and install the packages after system installation which is also a suggested approach if your have a slow internet connection. – precise Mar 17 '14 at 4:33

Your ISO does not contain everything you need, instead it holds most necessary things.

There is a guide to install a language pack here.

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there's a strange thing i noticed that it download the libre office language pack, but i can just open libre office just fine (display language is english). Without the language pack, shouldn't it open at all? – Duo8 Aug 4 '12 at 7:46
Duo8, the default language for Libre Office is English-US. If you need a different variant, you can download it. – Paddy Landau Sep 10 '13 at 11:12

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