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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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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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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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Set default language to English (US) in 12.04

I accidentally installed Canadian English instead of US English when I did my install. How can I set this back? When I go to System Settings > Language Support English and English (Canada) are ...
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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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How do I get the Ubuntu One client in my native language?

After installing Ubuntu One on 11.04, I decided to install the Windows beta. I can't use version 4 because the menus are in English. Now I can only access my Ubuntu One account using Chrome. I'd ...
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Remove languages in translations?

I use spell-checker for 4 languages, en, de, fr, and lb. If I enable Spellchecking and writing aids for en, de or fr in System -> Administration -> Language Support there will be multiple ...
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Change decimal mark in calculator

In Germany we use , as decimal mark instead of .. Since I installed my Ubuntu in English, the Ubuntu default calculator (gcalctool) uses the . and I can't use the , on my German numpad. I already set ...
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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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Is there a Ubuntu in other languages (for example Russian)?

I would really like to move to Ubuntu and transfer all my gadgets (desktops, laptops, smartphones, etc.) to this wonderful operating system, but only one thing stops me - support of the Russian ...
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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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How to set LibreOffice to suggest corrections in English-UK in Lubuntu 12.04?

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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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 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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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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“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 can I help translating Ubuntu One Client for Windows?

I know it is a beta, but it is planned some workaround for translations? I recognize that it will very hard to translate it via Launchpad (it is a WPF C# app) but, any other way to do this?
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What is the equivalent terminal commands for installing Languages?

I know I can install any Language and fonts by going clicking Dash->Settings->Language Support->Install/Remove Languages but how can I do this if I'm using Ubuntu Server and I do not have a GUI.
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Install Japanese in Kubuntu

I study Japanese so it's helpful to be able to type it on my computer. I have iBus installed and under Local in Settings, I installed Japanese, though it only gave me the option for translations. I ...
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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 do I get Chinese input to work?

How do I configure Ubuntu to input Chinese?
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How can I get hunspell to use Australian English?

I use a few programs that do spellchecking via hunspell, but they seem to check against US English. It'd be beaut if they'd use Australian English (maaaaybe UK English if there's Buckley's of Strine). ...
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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 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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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 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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Language support problems

I'm running 11.04. I want the system language to be in German. When I go to Language Support and Install/Remove Languages, I check the German box and Apply Changes. However I'm told that the package ...
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Install/Remove Language show only English, no other choice

First of all Sorry for my poor English. So my question is, when i want to choose other language to install, it show only English installed [checked], but what i can see in the other post, there have ...
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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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Can't see the installed languages

I have installed the Turkish, Bulgarian and French language packs from Systems Setting->Language Support and pressed the Apply button. I have even restarted the system several times but no success. I ...
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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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How to remove a locale (i.e. to drop it from `$LANGUAGE` variable)?

For some reason I have an extra unneeded language installed on my system (more precisely, $LANGUAGE variable is ru:en_CA:en where supposed to be ru:en, and also apt tries to load addresses like ...
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Which fonts are pre-installed in Ubuntu Desktop?

My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.04, and is able to display text in foreign languages (e.g. Chinese) on websites. But this is not the case with Debian. Despite installing all locales, my browser doesn't ...
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System Languages Mess

A friend installed Ubuntu for me in spanish. I would like to switch it back to english. I tried the "apply system wide" but now it seems I messed something up, because now some things are in english ...
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Use Spanish ONLY in LibreOffice

I tried to use Spanish in LibreOffice, but it won't work. The Spain Language Pack is installed. If I enable it, my complete Ubuntu installation is in Spanish, but not in LibreOffice. I tried to use ...
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How do I find projects in specific source language in Launchpad Translations?

I want to participate in Launchpad Translations. I'm an expert in Spanish and German. Is it somehow possible to find projects that are originally written in either Spanish or German and have to be ...
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Ubuntu Localization

We are a language translation company and a strong believer in Ubuntu as we use it internally for almost everything. Some of our clients have asked us for software recommendations (OS in particular) ...
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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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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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A better input method for Chinese in Emacs?

I would like to type Chinese in Emacs. I followed this link, and tried several input methods including chinese-py. It seems that, unlike normal IME of an operation system, it is not possible to type ...
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How do I change the base language of a computer I inherited

I inherited a dell mini!, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The problem is that the language is set to Vietnamese so I can't use it properly. When I change the language priority to having English as first ...
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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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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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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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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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Bad Bengali font?

I just installed Precise in my native language (Bengali). I'd post an image, but apparently new users can't post images on this forum. The Bengali font is oddly small and difficult to read. I don't ...
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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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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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Language support problem

I have a problem with the language support in Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I want to install Spanish in my computer and the system isn't able to find or create the directory that will allow the system to actually ...
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Arabic Saudi Arabia not available in Regional Formats list

I installed Arabic support in Ubuntu 12.04 but there is no Arabic Saudi Arabia in Regional Formats list. All other Arabic regional formats are available e.g. Arabic UAE, Arabic Syria, Arabic Kuwait, ...