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I use my Ubuntu system in the French language while I type with an English keyboard layout. To my surprise, my login screen (dates and day etc) contains text which looks like Arabic (it might be Persian too, but I am not sure).

I searched for Arabic installation in the Synaptic package list, but no there was no such package! How did Arabic happen to the French system?

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Try changing your language you can follow this steps:

sudo su
dpkg-reconfigure console-data
pkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
service keyboard-setup restart

Sometimes (ubuntu login screen for me) just running dpkg-reconfigure console-data is not sufficient.

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