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KDE installer localization

I'm making a new Kubuntu remaster using Ubuntu Customization Toolkit (For fun, of course). It's supposed to be in localized and some extra packages are installed by default. The problem is that ...
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Calendar translation/internationalization

can anyone tell me why on earth is the calendar internationalized/translated into the the "Location's" target language while the system is English and no other languages were installed? E.g.: ...
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How to change input language in login to XRDP?

I can enter my login name in RDP since it is latin. While installing Ubuntu, I set language switch to Ctrl-Shift and it works in console. Here it is ignored.
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Hebrew fonts on Wine

A relative of mine has just installed Ubuntu for the first time. He managed to install Wine and then install on it a certain software from a CD (by right-clicking the "setup.exe" in the CD and ...
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How to get Calc in French

I am trying to get Libreoffice calc in French to get the French function names. I tried to install the language package but I think I don't have the right version. My version of Calc is 3.5. Tools - ...
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What to do so that issue.net shows readable banner characters to chinese russian french ssh users

I set up my ssh server and added custom issue.net config. when loggin, it shows \320\237\320\264\321.... for characters other than ascii-7 Is it a client side issue or do I manage this at server ...
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Unable to access i18n in QML app's JS file

I'm having trouble importing the i18n library included in Ubuntu.Components 0.1 for use in a JS file. I initially ran into my question/problem while hacking on the 'Clock' Ubuntu Touch core app, but ...
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Which one is better to support multilingual environment on linux virtual terminal? [closed]

I want to make multilingual console/terminal environment on Ubuntu12.04 LTS. In detail, I'm going to input and display CJK(Chinese, Japanese, Korean) on virtual console/terminal. After some of web ...
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Internationalization of QML application using i18n

Does someone know all the steps needed to have the apps translated in multiple languages? I am using in my QML files i18n.tr() , and such words I need to translate I performed below steps ( ...
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How to set up Unikey the same way as VPSKeys in Windows

I am trying to switch a laptop to Ubuntu for a family member. Currently the laptop runs Windows and a program called VPSKeys, which is used to add Vietnamese accents and other characters when using a ...
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Java Swing text boxes won't accept pinyin in ubuntu 13-04

In Ubuntu 12.04 and earlier I could use Pinyin input into Java Swing text boxes using ibus. In 13.04 I can't choose Pinyin input, only English when the Swing box has the focus. Other apps are okay ...
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How to get localized error messages?

I'm trying to see localized error messages. However, I only seem to get the message from the default "C" locale. E.g. $ cat /etc/shadow cat: /etc/shadow: Permission denied $ locale -a|grep fi ...
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Spanish accents on US keyboard

I have a good-old fashioned US keyboard. Looks like English (US). How can I get Spanish accents on Ubuntu 12.04 ? This article says I can use RightAlt + a but the aritcle goes only to 11.04. ...
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How to correctly view htm files containing Kanji in the web browser?

I am trying to read parallel English-Japanese texts. When I open them in Firefox or Chromium, I just see gibberish like: But when I view the markup in Kate, I see the characters displayed ...
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Why aren't my modifications to xkb working?

Short version Currently, AltGr+- produces ¥. I wish for it to produce an en-dash. In /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us, I replaced all occurances of "yen" with "endash" and restarted, but this made no ...
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Chinese letters are not correct in JFreeChart (Ubuntu 11.04)

I am using JFreeChart in my web application. French, German languages are rendered without any issue. But when i use Chinese and Japanese locale the languages are rendered as square box. At the same ...
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Onscreen keyboard like behaviour of regular keyboard

When I hold down a key on a regular keyboard, the key gets repeated over and over. I do see the advantages of that for an electrical typewriter. On Android (and other glass pecking devices) when I ...
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Is there an easier way to add CJK support to Kile?

I am new to Kile and LaTeX and have already installed Kile and TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04-LTS(64bits). I feel like adding Chinese support following procedure provided by this website using CJK: ...
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Unity .desktop Actions internationalization and localization?

How can we translate Desktop Action Names? Is it supported by quickly, launchpad?
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How to install Shan language on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm from Myanmar. At our place we use Shan Language which is related to Thai. How do I set-up my Ubuntu 12.04 so that I can read and write in my language?
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Cannot type “ć” on Hungarian layout

I need help with keyboard layouts. My layout is Hungarian and on Windows I could type ć using AltGr-9 + c which is a c with an acute. However AltGr-9 + Space gives me a single quote (') and AltGr-9 + ...
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The unicode fonts layout provided by Ubuntu vs. the official font layout

While choosing Nepali language. I see there are slight differences between the layout provided by Ubuntu's Keyboard Layout vs. the standard font layout provided for Nepali language. I am also not ...
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How to change language of KDE software installed in Ubuntu

I would like to know how to change the language of the KDE software (Gwen and Okular) that I installed in my Ubuntu. My Ubuntu is in French, but the KDE software is in English. When I "Switch the ...
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How many languages are available in the Ubuntu distributions?

Do you know if there are statistics on how many languages Ubuntu supports (completely translated / partially translated)? I've tried the following command: apt-cache search language-pack | grep ...
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Is there a tool to quickly create custom keyboard layouts for international keyboard, greek and unicode math?

Is there a tool to quickly create custom keyboard layouts? For example to achieve this: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/86559/1871 Producing Unicode characters in secondary layers, but based on US ...
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How do I change keyboards from the command line?

How I change keyboard layouts from the command-line? For example, I want to switch from English to Hebrew. I'm able to do it from lightdm with the little icon in the corner of my screen.
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ibus-avro is not working in ubuntu 12.10

I was using ibus-avro with ibus input method to write Bengali in Ubuntu 12.04. Recently I have upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10, now ibus-avro was removed. I have tried to install it again but was ...
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How do I create a translations team?

I'm interested in contributing translations to Ubuntu. How do I create a translations team so I can contribute?
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International Keyboard -layouts over X — how to set them up?

I have asked a related question in different sites such as here in German and a related thread here, a different case in the latter though. The # dpkg-reconfigure console-setup is firing WARNING: ...
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No usable Polish keyboard layout

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with the XFCE desktop, all packages up to date. I wanted to set up a keyboard layout for the Polish language (Polish uses the Roman alphabet, with a few additional characters ...
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Ubuntu Localization

We are a language translation company and a strong believer in Ubuntu as we use it internally for almost everything. Some of our clients have asked us for software recommendations (OS in particular) ...
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How to turn IBus input method on after installing ibus-m17n for Bengali-avro?

I have installed ibus-m17n from Software Center. Selected and added Bengali-avro in Input method under IBus Preferences. IBus was added to the Startup Applications in power cog menu. In the Language ...
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What's the naming convention for ngettext short name?

gettext.gettext is imported as _: from gettext import gettext as _ It's some naming convention, right? What's the equivalent for gettext.ngettext? __?
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How to use gettext to make QML files translatable

I'd like to write a QtQuick app based on Python (PySide) and QML. I know Qt apps have got their own translation technology, but I would like to stick to gettext for this one. I'd like to know if it's ...
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How to install the translations for trac

I have installed trac on my server running Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the users cannot change the language in their preferences. Instead, the following message is displayed: Translations ...
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How do I apply an Indian language system-wide?

I want to add Indian languages system wide.I see on English and Chinese options .I also updated font cache. The image says it all. First is the gnome tweak tool and second the font viewer. How do i ...
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How do I add Bengali support?

How to type Bengali using Ubuntu 12.04. I had installed IBus but unable to find the list of languages from the drop down list when I try to add Bengali through input method.
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Google Sinhalese installation failed

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 3 days ago an have never used it before. I wanted to install an IME for Sinhala so I tried installing Google Sinhalese input via wine following the instructions from the ...
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Is there support for Tamil?

Back in 2007, there was a distribution Tabuntu that enabled use of Tamil on top of Ubuntu. How can I similarly use Tamil in a more up-to-date distro such as Ubuntu?
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How do I turn on phonetic typing for Tamil?

Is phonetic typing for Tamil available in Ubuntu 12.04? How can I install it?
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Bad Bengali font?

I just installed Precise in my native language (Bengali). I'd post an image, but apparently new users can't post images on this forum. The Bengali font is oddly small and difficult to read. I don't ...
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Anyone know how to write bengali or hindi?

I have tried installing "banglaword" using wine which did not worked at all. I have tied using layouts but i feel it is too hard to make it work.
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What are the contents of a language pack?

I tried to install language-pack-fr in my Ubundu machine. It worked - but I am not clear what are things that get installed as part of the language pack. In general , the language pack contains only ...
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warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale

I want to switch to French locale. So I tried the below command: myUbundu@myUbundu-desktop:~$ export LC_ALL=fr_FR But I am getting the warning -bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change ...
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How to set up language input?

I'm trying to set up Kubuntu 11.10 so I can type Japanese. I've searched online but have had little luck. My installation is fresh so it'd be great if someone could walk me through it and tell me how ...
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How can I have my Ubuntu completely in Japanese (plus the standard typing)?

hez So my question is: I want my Ubuntu to be completely Japanese. When I installed it, I have chosen Japanese as the default language.. (it is in a virtual box, btw). So now everything is Japanese, ...
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Install Japanese in Kubuntu

I study Japanese so it's helpful to be able to type it on my computer. I have iBus installed and under Local in Settings, I installed Japanese, though it only gave me the option for translations. I ...
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Akira not replaced to 明

If i changed keyboard layout to "Chineese" and start gedit, "aki-ra" or "akira" its not replaced to 明. Any suggestions?
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How can I install a complete Arabic font?

I have installed Arabic language support using the language tool, but I am still unable to get this page to render correctly: http://www.iamcal.com/understanding-bidirectional-text/ Which fonts do I ...
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How to enable Arabic support in GNOME terminal?

I'm trying to write Arabic in the terminal app but it does not recognize right-to-left text and does not bind the Arabic letters together as it should. I tried this solution ...