Questions about language settings, translations and other matters relating to two or more countries.

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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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How to set up XFCE4 XKB plugin to remember settings over reboots?

Following this answer I've installed xfce - xfce4-xkb-plugin to indicate and switch keyboard layouts in XUbuntu. But it resets all the settings (languages I use and a switch layouts hotkey) every time ...
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How do I get started with Translations?

My friend and i would like to translate Ubuntu. where should we start? where to find translation tools?
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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 keyboard layout switching and indication in Xubuntu?

I use 3 different languages (English, Czech and Russian) every day. I'd prefer to switch (preferably globally, I don't like per-window) between them with Left+Alt+Shift. I'd also like to see the ...
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How do I switch to another language?

How do you switch Ubuntu to another (human) language without reinstalling it?
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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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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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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 to remove all that country-specific dictionaries (like En_AU, En_CA, de_CH, etc)?

After I've installed some language packs and spell checking dictionaries (I'd like to use with Firefox and OpenOffice) I've got tons of language variations installed. This makes very inconvenient to ...
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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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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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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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Arabic reading error

I can't read Arabic correctly (from Right to Left) when using Firefox to open Flash websites in Ubuntu 10.10 example: http://www.fpnp.net/ Please I need help, thanks...
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How to get the Traditional Buddhist Lunisolar calendar on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Traditional Buddhist ...
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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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How to enter Ge'ez alphabet (Tigrinyan language)

Ge'ez is an East-African alphabet. Using the powerful Eclipse IDE editor, it is possible to switch "Input Type" to Tigrinya (EZ+). Typing the 5 letters selam will then result in the 3 Ge'ez letters: ...