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In older versions of Ubuntu it was possible to change the language (if language packs were installed) during the login. Therefore the login-window showed a drop-down menu with all installed languages.

Now I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 And I'm not able to find this drop-down menu. I only found the possibility to switch the keyboard layout.

Has this (useful) feature been removed? Do I need to install additional software to get the "language switch" back?

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You can replace the default unity-greeter with lightdm-gtk-greeter. How you do that is described at

System Settings -> Language Support -> Help -> Alternative language settings

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