Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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Downloading langage packs makes the installation process take a long time. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove the Translation entries in apt? How to disable the download of language packs while installing Kubuntu When installing while connected to the ...
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Cannot install Languages

I try to install languages on my ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, it is not working, I only get info: "Software database is broken. It is impossible to install or remove any software. Please use the ...
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Language support: Unable to install Spanish or French, can't create directories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: locale: Reset lost settings I wanted to install another language onto my computer. The thing is that they are installed and the software isn't able to find them or bring ...
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Synaptic 'initialize', 'initialise' - why the difference?

British English is the language we oldies (baby-boomers) had to learn in Australia, so 'initialiSe' is correct. USA English has -iZe, instead of -iSe - so what language is Synaptic using: British or ...
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How to get language variables (Desktop folder name, Document folder name, etc..)

I am making a script and I am looking for a way to get the variable names for Desktop, Music, Documents, Pictures and others Folders. Depending on the language they change. For example Desktop in ...
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How can I run the Wubi installer in a different language?

My copy of Windows is in a language that I don't know. I want to install Ubuntu via the (Windows-based) Wubi installer. How can I change the language so that I can read it?
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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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How to completely remove firefox so it won't update?

I really don't like firefox, so the first thing I did after installation was install chromium as a browser and removed firefox via terminal using: sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox But every time ...
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ubuntu 12.04 switch window does not change language

I used to work with ubuntu 10.04, in which every window retained the selected language. So if I where to write in english in one window and in another language in some other window, switching back and ...
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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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Desktop 12.04 gnome/cairo suddenly in Chinese

After switching on my laptop Acer Aspire 5720Z, it is set to auto login to my native Dutch language. I was presented with a window to change the default folders name from Dutch to Chinese, canceled ...
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Do additional language packs need to be downloaded?

I'm installing Ubuntu (12.04) right now. I wanted to know if additional language packs have to be downloaded because my Internet is very slow. I chose English as my language.
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How to use Ubuntu entirely in Swedish?

Just installed 12.04 and when installing I choose my native language (Swedish), but not everything is written in Swedish. For example: "create new folder", "home folder", "system settings" and so on. ...
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synaptic package manager language problem

My synaptic package manager is showing weird behavior like "only synaptic manager is displayed in the chinese language" and "only it is shown in classic UI whereas every other application has theme ...
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How do I get German language back in Thunderbird?

Some recent update has caused my Thunderbird (14.0 on Ubuntu 12.04) to revert to an English-language user interface. It used to be German before. My system is completely in German. German language ...
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How do I enable writing in Indian languages?

I am looking for a step by step method for enabling write in indian languages (hindi and gujarati) in Ubuntu applications (browser, LibreOffice, Pidgin etc..). Could anyone please provide me a method ...
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What is the Best Way for Using & practicing C language in Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I want to learn C language . and i would like to know how i can practice on C language by using Ubuntu 12.04 And is there any platform for it and how to get it ? or learn it by Terminal and how to ...
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How to swap the language before login as per the old GDM login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the login manager to enable change languages at login? I used to run Ubuntu 10.04 on an computer. When upgarde to 12.04 I have got a totally new login ...
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Why can't I remove language variants like English (NZ), etc.?

I'd like to remove some unwanted languages from my system. I only use Italian, and English UK and US. In "Systems Settings" I can find a lot of languages that I don't even know why they have been ...
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file loss after change language

I loss my files in my Document, Music, Picture, Download folders after change the language in my User Account from English to my native language. How can I get my files back? Thank you.
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I cannot set my system back to English from Chinese Language [duplicate]

I once turned my system to Chinese, now I cannot set it back to English. I tried to change the order in Language Settings, but it doesn't work. Chinese is always at the top. Even if I delete the ...
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How can I change the system language to German - even if the system won't change the language

Yesterday, I have updated my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. After a restart, Ubuntu chose Chinese or some similar as default language. So, all my menus/windows are a mix of English and Chinese. ...
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How can I install one language by command-line

I'm trying to have everything ready to install a new desktop with a few command line instructions. Unfortunately, to install the language packages, I couldn't find how to do it. I can run ...
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Firefox 13's search language Changes to Local

I have Ubuntu 12.04, and firefox 13. When I do google search in firefox, it changes from default English to local language. I can't find google.xml to change the language settings, and the google's ...
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Are there regular Gujarati fonts for Ubuntu?

All the fonts supplied with Ubuntu Gujarati Language Support have fancy typfaces. The conventional typeface which is seen in all the newspapers is not supplied with Ubuntu. There is a third-party ...
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Temporarily change language for terminal messages/warnings/errors

Messages in my terminal are displayed using Russian language by default, which is my native one. For just a moment I want them to be in English (eg. to paste in forums), then switch back to the ...
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How do I apply an Indian language system-wide?

I want to add Indian languages system wide.I see on English and Chinese options .I also updated font cache. The image says it all. First is the gnome tweak tool and second the font viewer. How do i ...
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How do I change the language via a terminal?

Using system settings I changed my language to Arabic and deleted the English language from the settings. Then the computer lagged and it logged out - now I can't log back in because the login is in ...
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How to show Arabic properly in PDF files?

I have some PDF files in Arabic, They work fine on windows. however not on Ubuntu 12.04. In System Settings ▸ Language support I did install Arabic. I also tried other PDF programs but I just get ...
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Some menus are in Chinese/Japanese!

Yesterday I shutdown my computer and today when I powered it on and logged in to 12.04, certain strings are in Japanese/Chinese (I don't know how to differentiate between the two). The strings are: ...
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LightDM allows only Russian keyboard layout at login

I upgraded to 12.04 and now I can't log in because Ubuntu only allows Russian keyboard layout at login, but my password has Latin letters in it. Guest session works, and allows other languages, but I ...
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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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Can I choose what language or software to install with the 12.04 DVD?

I was wondering is it possible to choose what language or software to install with ubuntu 12.04 DVD, when we're installing it ?
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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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How can I change the language order by command-line (or text editor)?

How can I change the language order by command-line (or text editor)? i.e. without using the graphical "gnome-language-selector". (Or is there a better GUI which allows you to select multiple ...
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How do I change the Display Language Used for non-Unicode Programs? [closed]

I was watching English films translated into arabic with a .srt file. It looks like this in Ubuntu 11.10: For some reason, though, it looks like this in windows 8: so what can I do to see the right ...
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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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Additional Language in KDE

I just installed KDE desktop environment and I want to install an additional language (Urdu) in unity 2d I was using it butt in KDE Its seems very difficult. Some where I get to know about to change ...
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Select language From Login screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the login manager to enable change languages at login? I believe it was possible to select language before login in Ubuntu 10.04. I can't find that feature ...
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What should I do to use Ubuntu One with different languages on different computers?

I use the Ubuntu One synchronization on different computers, where some are set in English and others set in French. Therefore, I would have liked the 'Music' folder on the English-localized computer ...
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Get available languages and change default lightdm lang with Python [closed]

I need to get list of available languages and related Country (e.g. en_US - United States) using Python. Then I would like to change default system language using Python. There is language switcher ...
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Language changed to Chinese, how do I change it back?

I am using latest ubuntu. My language changed to chinese somehow. Everything comes in chinese and I couldn't get it back to english. Tried changing in language support, but english is written in ...
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Ubuntu US Metric Format

I use ubuntu 11.10 with Unity/GNOME 3 and I want to make the Metric System the default. Is there a United States Metric System format? in Ubuntu in the System Settings under keyboard layouts there is ...
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Quick-Change of Language Environment

I'm learning French, and one thing I would like to do is to quickly switch the entire interface between English and French without logging in/out. Same idea as changing the keyboard layout, except ...
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english for terminal, spanish for everything else

When I open the terminal it's difficult to write "|" or "~" (keyboard layout is in spanish by default). I know how to change the keyboard layout to a different language, and to have a different ...
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Can I use a specific date format for CONKY?

I'm playing with conky and I'm a Chinese user, so my locale of system is something like zh_CN.UTF-8 conky seems will use the system API to show the date, but I don't want conky to show date in ...
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Running an application ON or UNDER Ubuntu? [closed]

What is the right expression? example 1: This shows Thunderbird on Ubuntu. This shows Thunderbird under Ubuntu. example 2: I run Octave on Ubuntu. I run Octave under Ubuntu. Is there a ...
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Possible to change language to a specific Application

Is it possible to change the language of a particular application that when opened it shows in spanish for example while the rest are in english. I have spanish and english installed in Ubuntu and am ...
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How to reset the language of the package descriptions

I have had German as my main language about a year ago. Later I changed it to English. Most parts of the system accepted the change. The notable exceptions are the package descriptions, which ...
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Can I install different language packages for the command line program “info”?

I'd like to install info pages for the command line program in spanish so it will take less time for me to understand and assimilate. Well, it may sound quite dumb, but the problem I'm having trying ...