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I am installing Ubuntu 13.10: I want to use it in an English spoken environment, but my keyboard layout is an “exotic” one specific to French (Bépo Dvorak-way).

Until now, what I used to do was the following:

  • install Ubuntu in French
  • during the installation, choose my keyboard layout (Bépo Dvorak-way)
  • after installation, change the language to English and remove all French translation packages.

Is there a better way?

Note: in the past, this seemed to be the best method due to the installer limitations.

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Yes, you can install in English.

At step 6 out of 8 of the installation, you will have the opportunity to set up the desired layout. This is totally independent from the environment language you selected before.

Screenshot of step 6 out of 8

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this is the best way, hopefully you don't need to change between layouts because 13.10 has a nasty bug about it:… – Felipe Oct 18 '13 at 16:30
Do you really need to start a live session first? As far as I remember, you are in any case able to select the keyboard layout at installation irrespective of which language was selected. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Oct 18 '13 at 18:20
This is indeed a much better option. If you confirm it and put it as answer, I'll select it as the accepted one, Gunnar. – Agmenor Oct 18 '13 at 18:48
@Agmenor: I proposed an edit of your answer instead. ;-) – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Oct 18 '13 at 18:58

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