Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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how to make keyboard shortcuts work while in another language [duplicate]

Is there a way to make standard keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+C for copy or Ctrl+A for select all) work while the input language is not than English? For example, while writing in Word on Windows you ...
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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 the UI language on Clementine?

The title says it all, really. I've recently moved to Ubuntu, tried a LOT of audio players, and I'm liking the features on Clementine so far but... It's the only program that isn't on English and it's ...
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Getting Cyrillic around Ubuntu - Unwanted

I'm new to Ubuntu and I choose Kosovo as my country during the set up. That's my country indeed, but my language does not include Cyrillic symbols at all. I guess this is a misunderstanding that Linux ...
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Can not switch language with keyboard

I have added the locale language at installation. But now, When I change the language from toolbar, It still types English. System is installed freshly and has latest updates. Edit: I have removed ...
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ubuntu 13.10 - language toggle keys don't work

I've read some people have been having trouble with switching between languages and I'm also experience something similar. In my case I can successfully change the key combination to switch languages ...
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Change the language in my Libreoffice

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I have installed Libreoffice by ppa. But it is in english. I want to change for portuguese. How can I do this?
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Keyboard language is different every log in

I set my keyboard to german - and it is the only language selected. Nevertheless, every time I log in, the keyboard language is somehow English. (This bug is similar to this one: Keyboard language ...
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Keyboard layout won't reset on new windows - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have setup the options of Keyboard layout as shown in the attached picture. Nevertheless, sometimes when I write on my browser in Arabic or German, and after that I start a terminal (or any program ...
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Keyboard layout changes after reboot to US

Since a few weeks ago my keyboard settings keep changing to US after every reboot. I only have the Slovenian keyboard settings. Removed the US after installing the system months ago. My system: Ubuntu ...
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Cannot change UI language in firefox

I got installed Ubuntu with preinstalled Firefox. I'd like to have Firefox with English UI language. However, I got a Firefox with Russian UI. System language in my Ubuntu is English. I tried ...
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Can I permanently change the GUI language of a certain program to English?

Is it possible to make a permanent change to the GUI language of Cola Git GUI or git gui? I would like to have them both in English, whenever I start them. Is this possible? I know of the following ...
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fixing locale settings permanently

I am getting the 'unsupported locale setting' error as referenced here (on Ubuntu 13.10). However, following Martijn suggestion only fixes the problem temporarily. Opening a new bash reverts to the ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu Kylin and Ubuntu with default language chinese?

After going through the Home Page of Ubuntu kylin, I rather find no considerable difference between ubuntu kylin and ubuntu with chinese language set as default. There are of course some special ...
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No keyboard layouts are installed on Ubuntu 12.04

Hello I just installed an Ubuntu12.04 64 bit system. I am using gnome classic but I don't think this is related to my problem. The problem is that during the installation (or just after I don't ...
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How do I install the Korean (Hangul) keyboard on Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been looking around the internet for tutorials on how to add the Korean keyboard. As of now, the only thing I've done is I added the Korean language in my Region & Language system settings. ...
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Urdu Phonetic 1.0 in Ubuntu

I use to work a lot with Urdu language in my office. I got some homework and I tried to type some Urdu in LibreOffice but the keyboard layout is completely changed. I can't find many of the symbols on ...
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How to use English as language but belgian (or other) keyboard layout during Ubuntu 12.04 server installation?

I can't set the Belgian keyboard layout during installation without setting the language to Dutch. I really don't like to use Ubuntu server in any another language besides English, it's really ...
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Automatic language layout change for some windows

In a KDE window frame: And then: In which some settings can be applied; for example automatic sending of this application's windows to a virtual desktop. I'm looking for a setting in a similar ...
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Can't type backslash in ubuntu

I've just finished installing ubuntu 12.04 and installed the missed language packages but I strangely can't type backslash as I used to use the button above the windows button, Can't figure out what ...
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Changed language to dutch and now my pictuers&documents folder is empty

I changed the language settings to Dutch in order to get grammar check in libre office. After reboot I got the question if the folder names also should be changed to Dutch. This shouldnt have any ...
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How to change AMD Catalyst Control Center's Language?

My Lubuntu installation presented a very strange feature this time: when I installed AMD proprietary drivers for my GPU I found out that my Catalyst Control Center is in German, even though the rest ...
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Language problem is causing updatting problem!

I searched so much but still haven't found any serious answer for this. I installed ubuntu 13.10 in english and i changed later the system language in greek. So everything turned into greek. When i ...
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How I can bind keys for selecting language directly in Lubuntu 13.10?

I like to change keyboard bindings directly to language that I want to use. I use the following keyboard bindings to change keyboard layout in OS Windows7: Ctrl+1 for Russian, Ctrl+2 for Polish, ...
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Problem switching languages [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS]

How can i switch languages using a keyboard shortcut? I can only switch them using mouse.
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How to change month name to english? [duplicate]

My calender screenshot : How I can change to English day names or other things?
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Chinese input method without changing to chinese

When I change language to chinese I automatically get a pinyin input available. How can I access this pinyin input tool without switching everything to chinese? I don't feel like installing additional ...
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Profiles in Ubuntu

Ubuntu has profiles like Windows? If there is, for each profile can I set different language of interface? I hadn't used Ubuntu yet. Sorry for my English.
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Is Norwegian language supported?

Can I get Norwegian language support in Ubuntu? I don't want to get an operating system that doesn't support my language. I also wonder if I can type in Norwegian, can I do that? Can I install Ubuntu ...
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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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programs launched from docky are in different language

my system's language is turkish, so when I launch a program using a terminal or unity, the launched programs are -as one would expect- in turkish. However if I launch the same program from Docky, ...
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My mythtv setup menus changed to greek, anybody else?

After the last update, my mythtv setup menus in the frontend and backend changed to greek, I think it is just a font issue because it looks like letter substitution rather than language. Either way ...
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Changing ubuntu server's language to english

I just got myself a dedicated server that's running Ubuntu 13.10 64BIT and it is in French language (console.online.net). Is there any way to install an English language package ? I'm a Linux newbie ...
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Can write arabic and can't read it [duplicate]

i have serious problem and i can't solve it my text editor (gedit,KWrite etc) can write Arabic but it can't read it i installed arabic package on my computer and also i configure my layout to arabic ...
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Customizing the Compose key's behavior?

I'm trying to make it so that these compose sequences produce these characters: AA ==> Ä OO ==> Ö UU ==> Ü aa ==> ä oo ==> ö uu ==> ü I tried modifying my ~/.XCompose, and my ...
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Spanish accents on US keyboard

I have a good-old fashioned US keyboard. Looks like English (US). How can I get Spanish accents on Ubuntu 12.04 ? This article says I can use RightAlt + a but the aritcle goes only to 11.04. ...
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12.04 (GDM) choose language at login

When I used Ubuntu 10.04, I can choose session language at login, see Now I upgraded to 12.04 (I remove unity and use GDM instead), I can't choose the language anymore, see How to fix this, ...
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How to change keyboard layout to Finnish, but keep language in English?

I'm able to set either everything Finnish or everything English. I want to have Finnish keyboard layout, but the OS language in English. How to do this? In the previous releases I didn't have to do ...
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LibreOffice can't use keyboard shortcuts while typing in any language but English?

I'm using libreoffice under Ubuntu 13.10 . Using English as main language Arabic as another language. When writing English I can use keyboard shortcut like Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V. When starting to write ...
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alt+shift can't be set to toggle language [duplicate]

I recently did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10; but there is something bothering me, which I don't quite understand. When I first tried to toggle the keyboard language(I usually switch between ...
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Custom Regional formats - keyboard layouts

I leave in Belgium, I use my computer in English and I want € as my currency symbol. Is that possible in ubuntu ? My keyboard layout is US but I want to add FR language with US Intl layout, and FR as ...
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How do I best install Ubuntu in a certain language with a keyboard layout specific to another language?

I am installing Ubuntu 13.10: I want to use it in an English spoken environment, but my keyboard layout is an “exotic” one specific to French (Bépo Dvorak-way). Until now, what I used to do was the ...
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how to change language with alt+shift ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

With older ubuntu changing languages with alt+shift was easy to enable but on 13.10 I can not do this task at all can any one help me ??
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Text cursor color should change according to language

OK, there is a language indicator/selector at top of Unity (I am on Ubuntu 12.04). And I was thinking that text cursor color could be a nice way of current language indication. I'm using three ...
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How to change font from tamil?

The default language used in the laptop is Tamil. We don't know how to switch back to English. If we type something we are getting something. We don't know what is the font name and version too. ...
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Why am I shown the Setup Screen (Choose Language) after every reboot?

I get the setup screen where it asks me to choose language after I reboot the Ubuntu server. It happens after every reboot. How could I git rid of it?
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Why is the official Ubuntu website only in English, when Ubuntu strives for being a multilingual OS?

For Canonical/Ubuntu it is important to provide their software in as many languages as possible. Then, why doesn't Canonical offer an official website in different languages? (As far as I know the ...
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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 can I change the language of FlareGet to English?

I installed FlareGet from the Ubuntu Software Center, but found that the language is not English. It is in Spanish or French or something, I don't know. How can I change the language of FlareGet to ...