Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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Remove language dialects from Thunderbird

When I compose a new email in Thunderbird and I want to change the spell checker language I can click on Spelling and switch between the installed languages. Unfortunately there are currently all ...
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How to change keyboard layout in Lubuntu 15.10?

I have recently upgraded my PC from Lubuntu 14.10 to 15.10. Before the upgrade my keyboard layout matched my Danish keyboard. But after the upgrade I probably have a standard English/US layout. ...
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xubuntu installation does´t get further than language selection

I have to install xubuntu (xubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386) from a cd to a compaq evo n600c, (win xp prof, version 2002, service pack 3 preinstalled), no booting from usb possible Mobile Intel(R) ...
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Remove favorites from nautilus

Right after installing Ubuntu 16.04, I decided to change the OS's language from German to English. After rebooting, Ubuntu asked me if I would like to rename the personal folders and I agreed. ...
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How to get LibreOffice Writer to use “English (UK)” spell check?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, I installed all that was necessary according to the gnome-control-center for the English (UK) language pack, but yet still if I go into the LibreOffice ...
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Switch Gnome layout Direction

I want to use Gnome in Persian language but when i select Persian language gnome show in Rtl layout .How can i force gnome and other programs to stay in ltr layout in Persian language? I use gnome 3....
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how can i use english as system language in comb. with metric values?

not pleased with the german translations in ubuntu phone aquaris 4.5 version 11 .Hence would like to use english. However military time, celsius and meters instead of miles would be nice...
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Urdu language not listed in my ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I am a new user of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. To my surprise it does not have Urdu Language in language support widow. Kindly help. The given answer to this question is not helping me.
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malayalam in ubuntu 16.04

How can I type Malayalam in Ubuntu 16.04 ? I tried installing swanalekha using sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n m17n-contrib. I don't see an option for swanalekha in text entry.
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I can't find other language for Krita which is installed by snap, and there is no icon for Krita, either

As you can see, there is English only. As you can see, there is no icon for Krita.
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How can I add multiple languages in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

It is easy to add and change languages in Ubuntu with the default Unity desktop environment. You just have to to Languages & Support -> Install / Remove Languages... and add which ever you want. ...
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Changing input method (language) works in Unity but not in Mate

I use Ubuntu 16.04 in English and Hebrew, and keep it up to date. I started looking at alternate DE's and installed Mate. In Unity changing between the languages works either by pressing Alt + Shift ...
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How to change the date/time format to English from the command line?

Following the steps in the thread How to change Date/Time format to English? I got my Language Support app crashed, so I wonder if it is possible to change the language of the calendar from the ...
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Arabic text does not render [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. Now any Arabic text is displayed as squares, as shown in the image below. I tried installing the Arabic language pack but this did not solve the problem.
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Bad language translation

This is not error or problem, that I need to solve. When I am using Ubuntu in my language (Slovak) there are sometimes some bad translated words (or at all). Can I some help guys, which are "...
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16.04 Japanese Text Input not working

There were a set of extra steps I needed to take with Ubuntu 14.04 that got Japanese text input working, but the same steps seem to not apply to 16.04. The system toggles between "En" and "Ja", but ...
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How to install Estru3D - Structural Analysis Software?

I had problems installing Estru3D. It requires Gambas3 to be installed as a prerequisite. But it doesn't work with the newest Gambas3 installed in Ubuntu 16.04.
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weird characters appearing

There are some really weird characters appearing in terminal and file names. The characters are all scrambled. it is impossible to work!
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How to install additional languages in Kubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I need my system to be able to display the characters of Chinese, Japanese, and Right-To-Left languages like Arabic. At the moment, it is not able to display the characters of those languages (e.g. ...
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Dash language problem

As Greek I've stalled my system in the Greek language,nevertheless, as student of the French language, I had change the system language into French. Now, I've reset it to Greek but for some strange ...
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Text Entry with a new unlisted language

I would like to add a new language which is not a common language and is not listed in the text entry settings. How can I edit an existing language and then build mine in another unicode area, Also ...
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Translation of Skype into my language not available

If I open Skype for Linux, go to Options, and click the selector for setting the GUI language, the list of available languages is rather short. I see big languages such as Chinese, French, German, ...
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Keyboard layout is ignored

I installed Ubuntu 16.04. At first I only had English keyboard. Then I added Lithuanian. But when I change layout, it still writes as keyboard is using English layout. When I open current keyboard ...
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I've removed Firefox but keep getting prompts for English language pack

I've uninstalled Firefox, but keep getting English language pack for Firefox offered to me via the updater. Is there a way to make sure this never happens again? I just checked languages under system ...
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Unable to change UI language of applications on Ubuntu 14.04 (and on upgraded 16.04)

I am new to Ubuntu (and on this forum as well) and I am unable to change the language in which applications install. E.g., whenever I install libreoffice , it always installs in Greek! (UI is Greek). ...
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How to change CJK fallback font?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 14.04 LTS. All worked pretty fine except for an issue on Chinese fonts which I've been unable to resolve. While the font is mostly OK in system ...
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How can I get German language in Evolution for Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 16.04, Evolution comes only with English language on a German installation. How can I install or configure the German language pack for Evolution.
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Is it possible to modify Ubuntu source code to change system language to new language?

I am an a software engineer, student, and i wanted to do my project on Ubuntu. I want to add Tibetan language as system language on Ubuntu But do not know how to start. I know python, C++, C, CSS3, ...
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How can I change the language from UK to US?

My keyboard layout is UK, so I must keep the UK layout. How can I change the system language (including dictionaries in browsers, libreoffice, etc) to US English? I tried to change it from Language ...
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Unicode Nepali Error in ubuntu 16.04

After installing ubuntu 16.04, I am facing proper reading and writing of Nepali Unicode. Half letters are not get mixed as they should be. If I have to write प्र , श्र , त्र and so on..it gets error. ...
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Why is my calender in a different language?

For some reason, my calendar is not being displayed in English. Any idea why?
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Select language when launching a guest session

I've run into a tricky situation. I'm setting up a public-access computer, where it is desirable that people log in using the guest account. The people who need to use the computer speak a lot of ...
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language indicator don't show on ubuntu 15.10

I install ubuntu 15.10 every thing is well. After that I install Mbuntu Y From this link (http://www.noobslab.com/2015/05/mbuntu-y-macbuntu-transformation-pack.html) . After install language indicator ...
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Copying files with Chinese filenames to Windows

I am a newbie when it comes to server administration and I would like to ask for your guidance on the problem below. I have a samba share where users create files/folders with Chinese file/folder ...
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urdu language is not listed or installed in my ubuntu 15.10

I am new user of ubuntu and i install ubunte 15.10 but the urdu language pack is not install in my ubuntu 15.10. i try many way to get help by forum still no solution found. plz tell how can i add ...
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Does the libreoffice calc auto change command language?

I have a document made in a English version of Libre Office calc and I need to open it in a Polish version of this program the commands are translated so "IF" becomes "JEŻELI". What happens when I ...
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Tagalog language pack in Ubuntu 15.10?

I want to know how to install the Tagalog language pack for Ubuntu 15.10. I know it's available in precise and trusty, but I can't seem to install it in willy. Here's what I've done so far: ...
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Language support

I recently installed latest version of Ubuntu 64bit. Work perfectly During installation I specified English as my default language. My time zone location is Qatar (Middle East). In some instances I ...
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How to use foreign keyboard

I believe I have the keyboard I want installed (PL) and I am used to using alt+letter (windows) or control+letter (mac) to insert foreign letters. I am struggling to figure out how to do the same here....
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How can I change language but only for the terminal?

How do I change the language of the terminal to English? I am familiar with using vi. If the terminal language is controlled by etc/default/locale, what am I supposed to change there? LANG="el_GR....
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change language in chrome without changing system language

I installed Ubuntu recently and downloaded google-chrome. Unfortunately, the chrome works in my system language (English) and I want it to work in Hebrew instead. Change language - chrome settings ...
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Delete Unused Languages Automatically

I used to use an application that would delete the unused locale and language files from apps that I install automatically when installing through apt-get. I can't seem to find this now and I really ...
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I need help getting the “Text Entry” notification bar icon back (the one that changes keyboard input method)

The Text Entry selection button (i.e. the button that swaps between language keyboard input types) on the top menu bar is missing. It was there a few days ago, but now the button on the menu bar to ...
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How to avoid strange characters with Internet downloaded file names

I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10, in my desktop PC, and Lubuntu 15.10, in my laptop. With both OS, I get strange characters into the downloaded file names from Internet. I mean, file names with spanish (...
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everything written is in Symbolic language ,cannot understand anything

everything is in gibberish/symbolic language. If I copy the gibberish part to notepad, it gets pasted in English though, attaching image for reference. Tried reinstalling language packs no change. ...
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Vocabulary learning on linux using Free Dictionary files (TEI P5 XML)

for brushing up a foreign language, I need to find a way to use Free Dictionary files in TEI P5 xml format with one of the vocabulary trainers available for Linux. So far I tried Parley, Pauker and ...
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Different UI language for week/month from default in KDE

I would like to have UI in English but week/month names in another language (lets say French, Spanish, Italian ,etc.) Seems like when I set UI to English, there is no control on week/month names. I ...
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Thunderbird does not preserve profile's language packs enabled status

I need to access the same Thunderbird profile from both Windows and Ubuntu. On Windows 7, it's Thunderbird version 38 (I think?) whereas the Ubuntu version is 44 (from the thunderbird-next PPA). ...
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xubuntu, language support: cannot drag a language above “English” (which is the safe choice)

I am using ubuntustudio 14.04 (which is based on xubuntu) and trying to watch a movie with greek subtitles. The subtitles do not appear correctly in any video player. But they do not appear correctly ...