Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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How to change language of KDE software installed in Ubuntu

I would like to know how to change the language of the KDE software (Gwen and Okular) that I installed in my Ubuntu. My Ubuntu is in French, but the KDE software is in English. When I "Switch the ...
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No language support: New Ubuntu 12.10 Install

When i "Install language support" a new window opens but Applying changes does not move, nothing happens all i can do is cancel Tried it over and over and over and over ... I tried it again and ...
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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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Lubuntu menus appear in second language, not the default language

Using Lubuntu 12.04 I have set the default language to English (UK) and have also installed English (US) and Korean in that order. I have clicked the 'apply system wide' button but some menus still ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Language help!

For some weird reason language settings have gone awry and the OS language changed for some random reason from English to Chinese/Japanese. (I do not have a slightest idea why; keyboard is ...
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Is it safe to browse the web with Firefox during Ubuntu install?

As asked in the title. I clicked on one of the links in the Quantal installer (set up via UNetbootin) and it launched Firefox. Will using it for a longer time during install cause conflict with ...
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Chinese error messages in cinnamon [closed]

I've installed cinnamon and support for Russian language but sometimes I got error messages in Chinese for example ~/lab/gs/pos_classificator$ gvim ts2ts.py Обнаружена ошибка при обработке ...
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How does language support work in Lubuntu?

There are a few things that I do not clearly understand concerning the way languages and language-related features are used in Ubuntu. (I'm in Lubuntu.) They are all related and I guess I can post ...
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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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Changing Language Settings for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has now moved to a multi-currency system, and the Zimbabwe Dollar is no more. Generally, prices throughout the country are now quoted in USD, so could you point me to the right people to ...
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The language changer applet disappeared

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and my language changer applet just disappeared for all users. Every user has more than 1 keyboard layout, but on login the applet does not appear. The configured key ...
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Make GDM3 in Ubuntu 12.10 show a list of available languages

The local computer pool is used by a large number of students that prefer to choose the language of the Ubuntu desktop. Not all want English. Unfortunately, the GDM login manager does not present a ...
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How do I make English (United States) the default language in Firefox?

When I am typing in a text box within Firefox, the spell checker uses English (United Kingdom) by default. I would like to change this to English (United States). Here is what I have tried already: ...
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No option to install Italian language as default on Kubuntu 12.10

I have just finished installing Kubuntu 12.10 via Wubi, I am customizing my system and, as you can see from the screenshot down below, there's no option to switch from English to Italian as default ...
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'unsupported locale setting' fault by command-not-found

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 by keeping the home folders from Linux Mint 13 distribution. The system installed fine, but at the beginning everything was in Chinese (even the text in the ...
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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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Change Google Chrome language?

Today I installed the new Ubuntu 12.10 (fresh install) and I noticed that Google Chrome was in the wrong language. I am Portuguese, from Portugal, and Google Chrome is now on Brazilian Portuguese ...
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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 ?