Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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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 ...
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Some scripts (languages) are missing in my Character Map

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In my character-map some scripts (Languages) are missing. How can I get them? Is it possible to reinstall them? For example,here there is no mathematics option: ...
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How to change language only for terminal

I'm using Arabic as the default language but there are some issues when displaying it in terminal. So I want to change the language only in terminal to English, how can I do that ?
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How can I type in japanese on Lubuntu?

I just started learning japanese and I want to be able to type in japanese to practice. I installed japanese from the language support but when I go into keyboard input methods I cannot add japanese ...
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What programming language is Ubuntu Terminal written in?

This may seem like a very rookie question for you Linux-users, but I just started using Linux. Thanks.
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Using IBUS for multiple language input

A month ago or so I migrated from Mint 17.2 to Ubuntu 15.04 and am not regretting it at all, apart from one thing that's pretty annoying and I truly hope It's changeable. I type in more than 1 ...
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keyboard layout for “language” that not supported in ISO 639

I have created a keyboard layout for Old Hungarian codesection standardized in UNICODE 8.0. It not works correctly, if it is registered as hun by ISO 639 standandard. How could I register it as ...
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Language change doesn't work in ubuntu 15.04

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 15.04, everything had worked fine, but suddenly language change stopped working. I don't know what could be the cause of this, because I didn't notice it right away. Now,...
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How to use microsoft maren in ubuntu?

So there is this app which is called microsoft maren that allows you to type arabic using an english keyboard (you type in english characters and it transliterate it to arabic). Thing is this app is ...
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How to Change poedit GUI/menu language?

I installed Poedit using sudo apt-get install poedit my linux default language is Persian(Farsi) so poedit installed with a Persian GUI (menus and etc) interface. but for some reason I want my ...
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How to add more Languages\Voices to `Espeak`?

I've installed Espeak and tried this & this. But still I need more ! How to get Indian Languages\Voices and so other languages like French, German,UK-English,etc.,? I tried to change the ...
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Adding language support on Lubuntu 15.04

Tried to add Russian language support (need to have Rus locale, guess this is it), but having following error message: "Could not install the full language support [Errno 2] No usable temporary ...
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Arabic numbers/dates showing in various places

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I live in the Middle East, and so I set my country location (in the ME) and set my language to English (UK). Although I'm now getting Arabic numbers and dates ...
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Ubuntu Chinese Encoding Problem

I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04. I want my system to recognize both GB.18030 by default. It is currently showing software title bars in some strange blocks and stuff. I have installed the Chinese support, ...
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Wrong Language of GTK applications in Kubuntu

I have Kubuntu 14.04, and am running some GTK applications, for example Shotwell. The "Preferred Languages" in the locale settings are set to: English German French All the application ...
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Menus and Software Center in Chinese

I recently dual booted Ubuntu version 15.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 3451. I got the .iso file from Ubuntu's main site, and I used a live USB install in UEFI mode. I am a new Linux ...
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Assign default keyboard language per-application

Is it possible to assign default keyboard language for specific applications? I know that there is an option to always start an application with a default keyboard language but this is not what I want....
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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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How to display characters in (virtualbox) TTY?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, but can't get Chinese chars to display correctly. Here's what chars that should be Chinese look like: I've done everything I could, including: sudo apt-get -...
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I cannot type some Khmer vowel on ubuntu OS

I am new to Ubuntu. When I try to use Khmer language on Ubuntu 14, I face a problem with some vowel I cannot type and it just show "?" or other symbol instead. Does anyone know how to fix it?
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Remove Pi (Pinyin)

Ubuntu 14.04. I installed SunPinyin and it worked good. But under language bar, there are three choices: Eng, Pi (Pinyin), Sunpinyin. I wanted to remove Pi (Pinyin)(which does not work). Tried ...
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Starting specific program (via wine) in different language

I have a program that i am trying to run in Hebrew and have not been successful for a long time. On the file properties under"Command" it says {env WINEPREFIX="/home/yehoshua/.wine" wine C:\\DBS\\...
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Are there any Linux programs that can easily write and edit interlinear text?

Specifically, I'd like to have one line have the English, while another has the Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek/Latin/etc, and possibly (if any program has this capacity) an additional line/lines for extra ...
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HP printer is printing only English part not Hindi one

I don't know why my printer is only printing English part of paper, It leaves blank Hindi part. Anyone have faced this problem? And When I opened the document in Firefox, it was not displaying Hindi ...
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How do I change the language of the console permanently?

Is there a way I can change the language of the console? I have seen things such as adding LANG=C in front of the commands but that is a temporary fix. I can live with the Turkish console but when it ...
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input source menu icon missing and ibus language switching not working 15.04

I have installed ibus-m17n packages and added ibus-daemon in start up applications. Then I enabled Show current input source in the menu bar in System settings > Text Entry. I have noticed Tamil(...
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How to disable input language switching in terminal

In Ubuntu 12.04 I have two input languages installed, English and Russian. I would like to disable use of Russian language in terminal - so that regardless of system-wide selection, terminal will ...
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how to fix automatically keyboard layout (input method) change on start-up?

When starting computer, my default language (keyboard layout) is selected propertly. However, after few minutes the layout is changed to English (although Language Indicator is showing my language, ...
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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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How to change the default language for spell check in all text boxes system-wide?

I have a similar problem to this, but my language is already installed. In every text field I begin typing (not only LibreOffice), I need to change it back to my own language, or just disable it at ...
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GNOME Ubuntu 15.04 interchanging keyboard layouts

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3 installation where English (US) is the first keyboard layout and Russian is second. After the system boots up English is used by default and after I switch to Russian ...
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Moses beginner: export IRSTLM problem

When I tried to implement language model training by using the following command: export IRSTLM=$Home/irstlm-5.80.03; ~/irstlm-5.80.03/scripts/build-lm.sh \ --i news-commentary-v8.fr-en.sb.en --t ./...
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Comprehensive list of Czech words in ubuntu /usr/share/dict [closed]

I need a comprehensive list of Czech words. By comprehensive, I mean a list (one word per line) that has more than 70K words at least covered. Is there a way to add Czech to /usr/share/dict? I cannot ...
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Region and Language settings crash

I am relatively new to Ubuntu. I recently installed 14.04 Gnome on an Asus Chromebook. All settings have been working fine but the Region and Language settings keep crashing. There is no specific ...
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How can I change the language preference in .bashrc file

How can I set LANG=en_US.UTF-8 in .bashrc? When I looked into .bashrc, I can't find any LANG settings.
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Kubuntu 15.04: Cannot Install Language Support (Language Selector Gnome)

I use Kubuntu 15.04. I have tried couple of times to install language selector Gnome, but it didn't work. I tried to use synaptic and Ubuntu software center. At the end of the installation process, it ...
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Problem with Keyboard Layout

I am creating a keyboard layout for my Dad (Yeah I gave him Linux!) On windows he used this one (The first one "Russisch für Deutsche, empfohlen" (translated: "Russian for German users, recommended"))...
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Add Spellcheck Dictionary to Abiword 3.0

I am working on Lubuntu 14.04 with Abiword 3.0.0 and with the pre-installed version only the spell-check for English came along. I can switch to other languages within the program, but then the spell-...
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Change system language for Gramps in .desktop file

I would like to start the genealogy program Gramps with a language (English) other than my locale one (Spanish). I successfully tried to run Gramps in terminal via LANG=en_GB gramps I would like, ...
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How to install thai language/keyboard support for Ubuntu phone Bq 4.5 Aquaris

How to install thai language/keyboard support for Ubuntu phone Bq 4.5 aquaris? I know it is possible for normal ubuntu but how to do it in ubuntu phone as apt-get install does not work under ...
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How to stop the download/installation of language packs

I recently installed the Unity 8 version of Unity, but was shocked by the amount of foreign-language-related software packages that were going to be installed: and that's not even all of them, ...
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Setting a default input language for lightdm lock screen

My lock screen shows up after a few minutes in which I am not using the computer. This is a wanted behaviour. However, it often switches the input language to Hebrew, or perhaps just taking the last ...
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Can't switch back to German

I switched my Ubuntu with gnome-language-selector to English. Now I can't go back to German. Everything is in English but the console outputs. Everything in settings an conf files seems to be ok: ...
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Macedonian keyboard in Lubuntu 14.10?

I've been trying to install Macedonian (MKD) keyboard on Lubuntu but it's not listed. Is there any way that I somehow get it or download it or is it just not supported yet? (new to Linux, be nice :...
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Input language and keyboard layout

I am not very familiar with Ubuntu and most time I am using Windows. So I want to make this environments more alike. In Windows I have such things like input language and keyboard layout. So I can ...
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What software exists for learning the English language in Ubuntu?

I'm searching for software to learn and improve in the English language. But i can't find the proper software. Specifically, I'm looking for vocabulary software to improve my word range, like ...