Questions related to the language support provided by Ubuntu.

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How do I input text in Tamil?

I would like to type a non-Latin script Language Tamil in Ubuntu 10.10 I have installed , iBUS , added all the tamil packages in synaptic , and installed tamil in Languages support , I still can't ...
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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 do I set the login manager to enable `change languages` at login?

How can I recompile the source to force the option to allow changing languages and keyboard layouts at login?
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How can I switch languages like Windows

How can I switch languages like in Windows with Alt+Shift(L or R) or in any of Alt+Shift? I make it work to get the next languages but it didn't get back to main language without using Shift+L OR Alt+...
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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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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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Unwanted Chinese language got set in system settings [duplicate]

I have made some changes in system settings, following suggestions by some users. However, this morning when I did a reboot I am unable to see English as my default language. My system is showing some ...
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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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How to install additional language packs on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and every spell checker on the machine, and language etc, is in English (US), however I want to change that to English (UK), and I want to add support for Russian so ...
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Indian languages not suppoted in Ubuntu 16.04?

I noticed that some Indian languages (eg : Kannada) are not supported in Ubuntu 16.04. See this screenshot: Even with file names : This was not happening in earlier Ubuntu editions. How can I ...
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How To change the Default Language?

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my net book,by mistake i choosed wrong language not a english now i want to change my default language back to my loving English I tried to set english via ...
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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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Language Support has an unwanted Chinese language option

When I open System Settings and open the Language Support dialog, there is an option in the list, for (I think) Chinese. As far as I can recall I have never installed this language myself. ...
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How to set LibreOffice to suggest corrections for UK English?

I want to be given correction suggestions while setting a text in LibreOffice to English-UK. Now it works for English-US, French and Romanian, as these are the languages that I have installed in ...
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How to install, select and use different keyboard layouts of the same language in Lubuntu?

In Lubuntu's Language Support application I see no way of differentiating between different types of the same language (English US, UK, etc) nor between different types of keyboard layouts for the ...
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Qt Apps problems in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have a few Qt applications on my Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop, and not all of these seem to be running as desired. The applications in question are Tomahawk, Clementine, Rstudio and Speedcrunch. Not all ...
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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 it'...
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How to change input language?

I want to be able to switch between my input languages, but I can't drag and drop the languages in language support because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?
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Are there localized versions of help.ubuntu.com?

Quando a documentação oficial do ubuntu sera traduzida para o Português? When will there be an official documentation of Ubuntu, that is translated into Portuguese?
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 can't read Arabic texts [duplicate]

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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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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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 use Amharic EZ+ keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04?

How do I use the previously available Amharic EZ+ keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04? The default keyboard for Amharic lacks the vowels or I just can't find them here is the keyboard layout that I have ...
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Hindi keyboard not working properly in Ubuntu

I saw and followed the instructions in this post, but the Hindi didn't work properly, both in case of keyboard app (layout settings) and ibus. Here's the problem (people who know Hindi will be in ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu Support Communities for Spanish/Espanol Speakers?

What are some good Ubuntu support communities for Spanish/Espanol speakers?