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  • How can I read manpages in my mother tongue?
  • Who translates the pages?

And I'd like to contribute some translations.

  1. Where should I go?

  2. Is there a community supported by Canonical?

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  1. Install the package named language-pack-<two letter language code>
    e.g. sudo apt-get install language-pack-es for Spanish
  2. Install the package named manpages-<two letter language code>
    e.g. apt-get install manpages-es for Spanish man pages.
  3. Set your LANG environment variable to <language>_<country>.<encoding>,
    e.g. LANG=es_ES.UTF-8
  4. Run man

List of language codes.

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Thanks for the nice answer. I've tried, but there is no ko yet. ko is korean. Who did translate your language? Canonical? –  Benjamin Feb 7 '11 at 0:31
    
You're right, it looks like Korean hasn't been supported since 2005. Try asking here: answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/manpages-ko/+addquestion or join up to contribute here: translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/maverick/+translations –  Mikel Feb 7 '11 at 6:28
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First part of question already answered. This will answer second part of question.

Look at this page and locate you language and open the page for your language team from the link.

https://translations.launchpad.net/+groups/ubuntu-translators

If your language is not in the list refer https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/KnowledgeBase/StartingTeam on how to start one team

These are translated by community of translation volunteers.

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Thanks guys. They were so helpful. –  Benjamin Feb 9 '11 at 11:19
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