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When I open the terminal it's difficult to write "|" or "~" (keyboard layout is in spanish by default).

I know how to change the keyboard layout to a different language, and to have a different language for different applications.

So every time I open the terminal almost always I have to change the keyboard layout. (Well it is not very difficult> move mouse to top panel and then click the keyboard icon, and finally click on English)

It would be better if every time I open the terminal, by default, I could write in English. There is a way to do that?

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Is your keyboard a spanish one? – Uri Herrera Dec 21 '11 at 21:19

Try something like:

export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 && export LANGUAGE=en_US:en && gnome-terminal --window

If this works, create a launcher for this command ..

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