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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 16.06)

I am new on ubuntu (and on this forum as well) and i am unable to change the language in which applications install. For 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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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External Keyboard only in qwerty

I am using a BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu touch. I can connect via USB or bluetooth a external keyboard. That works fine. But my normal keyboard = German and the external is always in qwerty (English). I ...
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language support spend too much time to load with no results

hello i installed Ubuntu operation system but i have problem with language support application whenever i click install/remove and select language it take to much time to load,i tried many things but ...
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settings - two printers and two languages

Why do i have two printers and two language settings? How can i fix this?
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Keyboard has different layouts while startup and while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my HP laptop with Intel Atom (x64) processor though it has only 2 GB of RAM. Have I made the right decision in opting for the 64-bit instead of ...
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problem to search a word in pdf file with “Document Viewer”?

I can't search Persian words. In fact I should search the reserve form of that word to find it . how can I fix this problem by searching the right form of that word ? example : if the word is : بلوک ...
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How can I run Baka-MPlayer with another language?

I want to run a Baka-MPlayer (a QT application) with another language (Dutch). I tried doing LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8 ./baka-mplayer, but it didn't work. My current LANG variable is set to en_GB.UTF-8 When I ...
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Thunderbird ignores locale

I just added another user account to my 15.10 machine (Unity Desktop). My first account had an English locale set, which worked correctly everywhere: $ locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en_US:en ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Changing keyboard layout does not work

New to Linux, recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to switch between Finnish and US English keyboard layouts but it doesn't seem to work. The keyboard shortcut I add at Text Entry settings ...
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Why some apps appear in english?

I live in Chile and here we speak spanish. All my system is set to spanish (even the fact that I don't have any problem with english, Thanks God!). But... I wonder... Why some apps (games and ...
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How to change from German to English in the File Manager in Ubuntu 15.10?

My months and days in my File Manager are in German, how do I change that? On the photo you see 'Dez' : It means Dezember (German for December). I also saw one day Mittwoch (German for Wednesday). How ...
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Is ubuntu available in Tamil? [duplicate]

Is ubuntu available in Tamil? If yes give me the link to download the language interface
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Puerto Rico locale is wrong concerning the time format

The regional settings for the locale of Puerto Rico shows its time in 24 hour format no matter WHAT I DO... Its time format should be the 12 hour format. How should I proceed?
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How to change the input language in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How to change the input language in Ubuntu? I want to type in Arabic language.
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Porting custom layouts to Linux

Few years ago I've created some really handy keyboard layouts for Windows (with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator) and Mac OS X (with Ukulele). The main idea was to combine Ukrainian and Russian ...
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Regional formats are set to German while file managers still show English formats

although I am Austrian, I prefer to use Ubuntu in English, while of course I do not want to miss my regional formats. These are the current settings in /etc/default/locale: LANG="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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How to fix “en_DE.UTF-8” (locales) warnings? [duplicate]

On my system I am getting errors(?) like this: bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (en_DE.UTF-8) or weemonger@awesomeLinuxSystem:~$ dpkg-reconfigure locales perl: warning: ...
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How to properly remove Chinese support

I have successfully installed language support for Chinese language through Language Support > Install Remove / Languages ... > Chinese (simplified). While I am testing multi-language support for my ...
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How can I enable Sinhala,Tamil kit for Ubuntu 15.10?

I can't type Sinhala or Tamil language in Ubuntu 15.10 except LKLUG. I want to type Sinhala language as well as English (UK).
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How to restore numerical font settings in Ubuntu

My LibreOffice numeric font in Ubuntu is messed up. While trying to debug this, I found out this is not specific to LibreOffice as uninstalling office and installing it again didn't help. I have tried ...
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Firefox and other apps using wrong dictionary

Firefox and other apps are using the British English dictionary, instead of the US English dictionary. However, I have the US dictionary selected. My language order is: US, Canada, British. Any ...
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How do I get keyboard shortcuts to work the same under all layouts?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a new laptop (Lenovo ideapad 100-15 for the record). I use mostly French (alternative) and Russian keyboard layouts. Under French layout (which implies ...
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Environment partially in english on a french Ubuntu14.04 version

For an unknown reason a part of my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS French version has moved to English, specifically commands like "Show copy Dialog" in Nautilus. I've double checked that languages packages are ...
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Is it possible to toggle subtitles in VLC?

Scenario: imagine you're watching a movie which comes with an external srt file. That file contains subtitles in English for the movie, but the spoken language of the movie is English and you don't ...