Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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Wrong language in date

Wrong language in date. Installed language is English. In date the day and the month are showed in German. I purged all the german language packs but nothing changes.
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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 ...
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Language change for just 1 program

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 15.10. I'm in Chile (South America) and we use Spanish language (SP CL) as default. I want to know if I can change it into another language, but just for an specific ...
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sometimes my terminal stops typing in other languages?

I use English, Japanese, and Korean and sometimes when typing in the terminal, it stops accepting the other languages when I switch to them, and only types in English and then I have to close down ...
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Two languages mixed on interface Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a problem with the language display on my Ubuntu interface, the version I'm using is Ubuntu 12.04 (I can't upgrade it due to low capacities of my pc) I had English as a default language ...
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Unknown keyboard language

I'm a Linux newbie and I'm struggling with defining my keyboard setting. I googled and tried many solutions but didn't solve my problem. By system settings, I have Croatian keyboard but that isn't ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 KDE 15.08 language problem

Having Kubuntu 15.4 installed (vivid). I just switched from from kubuntu-ppa-backports (KDE 15.04) to kubuntu ci ppa (KDE 15.08.2) https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ci/+archive/ubuntu/stable. ...
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“Forbidden” icon appears instead of language icon in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hi I am relatively newbie in ubuntu and I am using Trusty 64bits. The input language indicator instead of showing the active input language, displays the forbidden sign, see the snapshot below. Any ...
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Problem installing japanese language support on Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a virtualbox vm under windows 7. I'm now trying to install Japanese language support on it via command line, but it throws me this error: Reading package lists... ...
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How do I run my C program?

I am a newbie in c programming language , i am following a course right now , but I have a small problem which is run the file for testing I have opened gedit and I wrote those code lines int ...
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Language changed to German without doing anything

My system language was English but suddenly switched to German. The keyboard layout is Swiss German but until now it worked fine. Attention! Only some programs are now in German. (e.g. kate and ...
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How to set two language spell check in the OS

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to know how I can add another spell check. My default language is English and I would like to have spell check also for Italian. Any suggestion? I'm ...
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I am using two input languages. After a while I can't change it

I can actually but I have to use the mouse, and even after I choose the language I want, the indicator still stays on the previous selection. I can write in the other language though. This happened ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for each input language

Can I set up keyboard shortcuts for each input language? For example I want to set "Ctrl + 8" for English, "Ctrl + 9" for Ukrainian and "Ctrl + 0" for Russian languages. I don't want to switch and ...
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Gnome3 info bar displays keyboard language wrong

Gnome3 does not display the correct keyboard language. I usually switch between German and Swedish. The changing with the shortcutSuper + Spacebar works. However the Gnome3 info bar always shows de ...
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Gaelic on Ubuntu Touch (Phone)

Does anyone know if the Ubuntu Phone will, at any point in the near future, have the option to select Irish (Gaeilge) as the main language? I bought it because my first language is Irish, my English ...
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Keyboard switching, multiple languages, define keyboard sequence for each

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have defined 4 languages. I am currently using left alt-shift to switch between them. I would like though to define a specific key sequence for each one of the languages ...
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documentation in “Ubuntu Help” how to avoid translation

I am a gnu/linux user. My computer has a Spanish keyboard and my LANG env var is set to Spanish: $ echo $LANG es_ES.utf8 Whenever I visit the Ubuntu help pages I get the articles tranlated to ...
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How to remove ghost languages

I have two ghost languages to select for the keyboard settings, altough they do not appear at the text entry settings panel (See the m17n* options on the screenshot). They only appear with my user, ...
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How can I enable the Irish language for the desktop on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have run the Language Support tool and clicked Install/Remove Languages... and installed Irish. I can see from the Ubuntu Software Center that at least two packages are installed *-ga-base being one ...
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How do I set console to support Chinese or Japanese natively?

The console means the system doesn't load X-window, it is text mode. I spent some time to search information on the web, knowing that a little history of issues of localization -- the character set ...
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kubuntu language taskbar icon gone. can't change language via keyboard shortcuts also

I have Kubuntu 14.04. Today the language taskbar icon disappeared and the keyboard shortcuts Alt+Shift or Ctrl+Space does not work either. When I looked in the regional settings, I have seen that ...
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How do I create my own language pack for a language?

I want to create a Star Wars based language pack for using "Aurebesh" characters. To explain, "Aurebesh" is a font that represents words in the language referenced "Galactic Basic". Technically, ...
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Cannot get Japanese IME to work

I added Japanese as input language and it says that I have iBus as keyboard input method system. When I switch to Japanese, I get just plain roman letters when I type. I tried to install the anthy ...
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How can I change the language of the calendar without changing other locales [duplicate]

I want to change the language of the calendar to english, but when I do that through system settings/language/region formats ALL the settings change to the chosen region, including currency, timezone ...