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Sanskrit Language Typing Help, Ubuntu-14

I had taken the following steps with Ubuntu-12 and it had worked perfect. But on a new laptop, I installed Ubuntu-14 and I am not getting access to iTrans conformant typing or transliteration scheme ...
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How to obtain an Italian dictionary to spell-check within GNU Emacs which correctly recognize accented characters?

I am editing documents in Italian with GNU Emacs and I am used to spell-check my files with ispell. I have an Italian dictionary already installed (the iitalian package for ispell), but it doesn't ...
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Switch language does not work on ubuntu 14

I am running ubuntu 14 with English and Hebrew enabled but switch language does not work. Mostly going back form Hebrew to English. After installing the additional language i set the hot-keys for ...
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Why are some apps like GMusicBrowser and LightLocker in Japanese instead of my computer's Spanish in Xubuntu?

I have a problem with some Xubuntu apps like GMusicBrowser in which they appear all in Japanese and I don't know how to fix it to show them up in native Spanish. Could somebody help me in that?
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Set default language for sudo

If I enter a command, the output is translated in the language I am using on the system. But if I use sudo to run a command with root privileges, the output is always in English. How can I change ...
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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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Application icons in system settings disappear after deleting Text Entry

I used to install ibus pinyin in 12.04 following steps as belows: Settings-->Language Support-->Install/Remove Languages, check Chinese item $ sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-clutter ibus-gtk ...
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14.04 Chinese Ibus Input - No Options

getting my new 14.04 rig going ;-) Pretty happy with it, everything seems to be working great. For Chinese input, however, having a problem. I went through the typical steps, open language in ...
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Toggling language with Alt+Shift doesn't work

On a recent install of 10.10 i can't toggle with Alt+Shift between USA/Isr, even though i can toggle by pressing the language icon on the tool bar. Any suggestions? Thanks
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List of available languages includes only English [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install Ukrainian language. When I pressed Install/Remove languages the list of available languages contained only English: How could I fix it?
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Gnucash with Dutch translation?

I want to use gnucash. However I am not familiar with the English terminalogy regarding finance. Now I wanted to start gnucash with the Dutch translation, which I believe is available for 2 reasons. ...
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Sudo has a different language than non-sudo

I installed the Japanese language some time ago to attempt to improve my Japanese, however since I had not good enough language I reverted it back. The problem is that now, the programs that I run ...
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How to change to default english language?

I just accidentally set my Ubuntu to chinese and I don't understand anything that it says. This makes it difficult to change the language, although I had enter Locale to change the language because ...
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Arabic language in .htm files

I have a .swf (and another .htm) video with comments in arabic, but when i open it the words are reversed , how to solve this and thanks .
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How to Type in Persian in LibreOffice?

I am new to Ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to install Persian language support for a friend. I have been googleing for an hour and can't find a tutorial to explain this. I have added additional language ...
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Which language is most completly translated, Russian or Polish?

My mom is switching to Ubuntu because XP support is ending, her English isn't great but she speaks both Russian and Polish natively. Which language is most completely translated, Russian or Polish?
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What do the 4 keyboard input method systems mean?

I am trying to install another language support (in addition to the default US). Checking that language checkbox in "Install / Remove Languages..." wasn't too difficult. :) But now I want to add ...
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How to convert typing in English to Malayalam?

I know malayalam language. But I don't have typing speed in malayalam. How can one type malayalam in English? E.g.: if I Type "MALAYALAM" then it should appear as malayalam in malayalam language. How ...
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users language support in ubuntu 12.04

In my current desktop is supported 3 language pack: English, Russian and Ukrainian. But when another users is going to his account works only one - English. And any choice to change language or ...
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Can't find “Spellchecking and Writing Aids”setting?

Can't find "Spellchecking and Writing Aids"setting in Language support anymore in Ubuntu 12.4, how could i change this setting now ?
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New keyboard layout for Albanian?

I would like to have at least one alternative keyboard layout for the Albanian language provided as a distro update or as part of future releases of Ubuntu. Could anyone let me know where or how I ...
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Help with using Nepali Unicode Keyboard Layout ( Romanized ) and Language Support!

How do I type क्ष,त्र, ज्ञ, etc. with Nepali Keyboard layout enabled in Ubuntu? How do I localize my system to use Nepali Language and keyboard? देवनागरी यूनिकोड
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Install Elixir to System

How can I install Elixir on Ubuntu 13.04 so that I can easily use it from the command line and update it easily by cloning git. I have installed Erlang 16 by getting package from here Erlang ...
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Is there any version of Ubuntu not in Simplified Chinese, but in Traditional Chinese?

I am from Hong Kong and we use only Traditional Chinese. In Hong Kong SAR, people do not usually use Simplified Chinese. Is there a version of Ubuntu that provides Traditional Chinese?
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VLC Languages showing squares

I was playing audio tracks through VLC and I noticed that CJK Languages show up as Squares when it displays the name of the track on the VLC Player Screen, is there anyway I can fix this so it ...
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How does language support work in Lubuntu?

There are a few things that I do not clearly understand concerning the way languages and language-related features are used in Ubuntu. (I'm in Lubuntu.) They are all related and I guess I can post ...
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How to enable Ubuntu to read/play Arabic subtitles?

I can't watch any movie with Arabic subtitles, I have tried to open the sub file and it displayed as all Chinese characters. How can I get Arabic subtitles working?
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How to display page number in Bangla Language in LibreOffice Writer?

I was trying to get the page numbers in Bengali Language in LibreOffice. I've tried by enabling CTL from Tools > Options > Language Settings > Languages. Then from Tools > Options > Language Settings ...
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Spell check and locale

I have too many languages in my spell checker and I would like to clean up. When I say spell checker, I mean the spell checker in Firefox, but also other applications like Tomboy. The thing is, I ...
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Change the system folder name back to English

There are some system folders in Ubuntu including documents, download, etc. The operating system language on my computer is Chinese and those folder names are also displayed in Chinese, like the name ...
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Installing Google IME

Can I install Google Transliteration IME (Input method editor which allows users to enter text in one of the supported languages using a roman keyboard),on Ubuntu 12.04 ?. I need to type in ...
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Change calendar language to English

The calendar in Ubuntu 13.10 is not in English. I've installed on two separate machines and the language is still the same. The language system wide is English.
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English as a system language but Russian regional settings

I usually choose English as an installation language since I believe that the original is better than the translation. However, the environment I'm working in is mostly Russian, so I have to deal with ...
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Where can I find ibus “Keyboard Input Methods”?

Earlier I used to activate Bangla (Unijoy) layout from ibus preference. Accessed ibus Keyboard Input Methods, ibus preference would only show up a handful of chinese scripts. I had to install ...
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Texlive-common and lang-norwegian not cooperating

I got sublime and texlive working, but I'm norwegian and want to write in norwegian so I'm trying to install that language. But, this is what I get: texlive-lang-norwegian : Krav: texlive-base (>= ...
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How can we add more (not existing) writing languages in ubuntu?

Actually khan academy has new initiative of hindi and urdu combining to write in roman script. and the new language will be called HAMARI. how its alphabets can be added in ubuntu? alphabets already ...
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After the upgrading to 13.10, I can't input Japanese and Chinese in Emacs

I have just upgraded Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10. It seems iBus have been made big changes.Then I just go to system setting -> text entry settings -> add "Chinese pinyin" and "Japanese anty" input ...
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“Language support” icon missing in System Settings

The "Language Support" icon from the System settings has disappeared: (Also I can't find it from Dash) The last thing I've done was changing the keyboard input method system to "ibus". I tried ...
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How to change abiword's spell check language?

When I change the language to Portuguese on Tools > Set Language in Abiword, it continues to spell check in English. I've tried to purge and reinstall Abiword. I have installed the portuguese ...
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How to install bilingual desktop on ubuntu 12.04

I have a question about how bilingualism works on Ubuntu 12.04. Is it possible, without logging out, to switch another language?
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't read Arabic texts

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 , it can't read Arabic letters and words properly. that what I get when I open files contains Arabic, please notice that same files are showed correctly on windows: ÇáÞÇäæä ...
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how to parse a hindi language pdf file in hadoop running on ubuntu 13.04

I've installed Hadoop on Ubuntu 13.04. Now I need to run map-reduce jobs on pdf files that are in Hindi language (No English Language content). Please guide me on how to proceed?
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IBus 1.4.1 input switch major lag (xubuntu 12.04)

I am absolutely sure it's an IBus problem. It doesn't want to switch, lagging for a few minutes up to an hour, from any language to any language. It is selected as the Keyboard Input Method System and ...
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Ubiquity wants to force EN language during installation

I'm struggling with Ubiquity for a customized live-cd based on Ubuntu and Xfce. Here's the thing : I removed all languages except FR (french) from the iso, everything works perfectly if I make an ...
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How to change the session language on login in Ubuntu 13.04

In older versions of Ubuntu it was possible to change the language (if language packs were installed) during the login. Therefore the login-window showed a drop-down menu with all installed languages. ...
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How do I (help) translate not-yet-localized text in non-English versions of Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based systems like Elementary OS for example, I see sometimes text that are not translated from English to Swedish (my native language). How can I edit the translation?
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Need Help using a Japanese Keyboard(Not IME) in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using an old X60 that I bought from Japan. Naturally, it has a Japanese keyboard. When installing 12.10, I chose the closest keyboard layout I could find: Japanese(OADG 109A). But somehow my ...
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Making Changes to a Locale setting and notifying upstream

There are two errors in the locale settings for en-CA. The first is paper. Although we use metric for just about everything (distance, temperature, and measurements), we use American paper sizes ...
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How can I create a cp932 encoded text file on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to create a cp932 encoded file on Ubuntu?