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How do I fix my locale issue?

I am getting this message every time I do something like starting or stopping a service. perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: ...
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11answers
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Locale settings are not right. How can I reset them?

I've got a locale problem. The collating sequence in nautilus and other programs has changed. I get locale errors appearing in the terminal when I launch a GUI app.. Gtk-WARNING **: Locale ...
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2answers
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Menus and Software Center in Chinese

I recently dual booted Ubuntu version 15.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 3451. I got the .iso file from Ubuntu's main site, and I used a live USB install in UEFI mode. I am a new Linux ...
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2answers
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Error upgrading to 13.04, “'ascii' codec can't encode character ”

When trying to upgrade to 13.04 from 12.10, I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/do-release-upgrade", line 108, in <module> print(_("Checking for a ...
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2answers
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I cannot set my system back to English from Chinese Language [duplicate]

I once turned my system to Chinese, now I cannot set it back to English. I tried to change the order in Language Settings, but it doesn't work. Chinese is always at the top. Even if I delete the ...
2
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3answers
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Unwanted Chinese language got set in system settings [duplicate]

I have made some changes in system settings, following suggestions by some users. However, this morning when I did a reboot I am unable to see English as my default language. My system is showing some ...
12
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4answers
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I made the mistake of trying out some settings through Administration -> Language Support. Now my user account has LANG set to fi_FI.utf8, even though I want to use en_US.utf8. (This is kind-of a ...
12
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4answers
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Gnome-classic language turned into Chinese, how do I change it back to English? [duplicate]

My newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 gnome-classic just turned into chinese locale after reboot, how do I change it back to English? I can't find any language menus, and the ones I opened are, well, in ...
5
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4answers
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Language Support has an unwanted Chinese language option

When I open System Settings and open the Language Support dialog, there is an option in the list, for (I think) Chinese. As far as I can recall I have never installed this language myself. ...
3
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1answer
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How To change the Default Language?

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my net book,by mistake i choosed wrong language not a english now i want to change my default language back to my loving English I tried to set english via ...
6
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5answers
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locale: Reset lost settings [duplicate]

Due to some strange reason, I've lost some of my locale settings. I've managed to restore most of them using sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please ...