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The "Language Support" icon from the System settings has disappeared:

No language support icon in System Settings

(Also I can't find it from Dash)

The last thing I've done was changing the keyboard input method system to "ibus".

I tried to execute gnome-control-center directly in the command line, expecting to see errors in the output, but there is no console output.

Where can I start looking for the cause? Can I call the "Language Support" option directly from command line?

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Reinstalling gnome-control-center usually helps. – Danatela Aug 12 '13 at 3:43
Try running the command gnome-language-selector. If that doesn't work, make sure you have the package language-selector-gnome installed. – Alvin Row Aug 12 '13 at 4:01
@DoR I had to install that package, after that the "Language Support" icon appears again! I think the cause was the im-switch package. Can you post your comment as an answer so I can accept it? Thanks – dusan Aug 13 '13 at 0:34
up vote 5 down vote accepted

The Language Support utility is provided by the language-selector-gnomeInstall language-selector-gnome package.

Once you install that package, you'll see the language option in the System Settings again.

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