Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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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 ...
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How to make a input method for my conlang using m17n?

I would like to make a input method for my conlang zɪ̀ŋ. How would I go about doing this? I made one on my MacBook using ukelele. Might there be a tool like this? I want it to work like this, when I ...
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Error in installing LanguageTool-1.5 on LibreOffice

I am getting the following error while installing the latest LanguageTool-1.5 on LibreOffice. I have already uninstalled the previous languagetool using the below command. Please help me to install ...
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How to switch language keyboard combination?

I would like to type Hebrew in Ubuntu. I tried downloading the Hebrew language pack and then setting alt-shift as my layout-change shortcut in the Options section of "Keyboard Layout". However, when ...
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How do I change a local apps locale in LTSP?

I'm wondering how to change locale (UI gtk) inside local apps to ru_RU for example instead of en_US. Ror example i install chromium-browser inside client image chroot /opt/ltsp/i386 apt-get -y ...
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Changing Language at Login doesn't do anything?

Whenever i am changing the language at the time of login,the language in the regional format doesn't change.Why does that happen?. I am facing a very strange behavior in Ubuntu 11.04, As in normal ...
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Ubuntu One is not starting [closed]

I am using Ubuntu in Turkish and when click on Ubuntu One, it does not start. However when using Ubuntu in English it works. So I want Ubuntu One to work in Turkish Ubuntu. What should I do?
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Lua or Ruby (or something else?) for scripting?

I'm making a program in Java and I'm choosing a language for scripting. I'm aiming for speed and for being easy to learn/code for a java program. (So what I mean by Ruby and Lua is JRuby or LuaJ or ...
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Rhythmbox missing japanese/chinese/korean characters in the song titles

I've got in the database several japanese/chinese/korean song that are shown with "random" characters (I think I should install a language package... but I don't know which one).
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Cannot write in Greek

I've recently installed Ubuntu 11.04, which I'm unfamiliar with. I think the language package is installed correctly but there is no layout switching by using alt+shift combination. Tried to look for ...
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Is it possible to change language of battery status indicator?

I installed batery status indicator as the original was not really working on my HP laptop (stuck on estimating...). It is working fine but I was wondering if it is possible to change language of that ...
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How do I add English-UK thesaurus and other locales to LibreOffice?

I have been trying to use English-UK thesaurus in LibreOffice but so far cannot get it to work. I have installed mythes-en-us as only it was available in repos. As suggested in some forums I searched ...
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I need documentation on how to create quicklists

Can someone please tell me the language used for quicklists, and where I can find its documentation? I know you can copy a similar quicklist and modify it, but that approach has serious limitations.
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Dependecies not met — language-selector

uri@uri-MS-7267:~$ LANG=c sudo dpkg --configure -a [sudo] password for uri: Setting up language-selector-common (0.6.7) ... dpkg: error processing language-selector-common (--configure): subprocess ...
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How do I preseed the installer to use a specific locale?

I am doing a preseed (actually only ask the keyboard map and timezone) of Lucid Lynx install and trying to use the same locale that I selected in the boot screen, I.E. if I select french lang I want ...
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Using ALT + Keycode for accents?

In Windows, we can use ALT+Keycode (for example, 130) to get an e acute, but it does not work this way in Ubuntu/Debian. Is it possible to have the same keycodes work in Ubuntu?
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How can I type Japanese characters?

What is the way to be able to type Japanese characters? Could someone make a how-to in order to explain the few steps to get it?
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Google Chrome user agent, wrong language

After some months, my Chrome(now 10.0.648.127 beta; but I tried with the lastest stable too) displayed some popular sites in English, instead of my Chrome & system language, which is Hungarian... ...
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Stop sign in notification area instead of language icon [closed]

I have a "stop sign" instead of a language icon in my notification area. How can I fix it? It also a stop sign instead of a language icon in the login window after suspend
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Right-to-Left script fail with Flash Player

I am continuing an abandoned thread Arabic reading error, since it was not solved. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04, Firefox 3.6.14. I've checked for Flash Player, I have the recent version installed. In the ...
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How do I get keyboard to write hiragana instead of katakana?

I added the Japanese Layout in Keyboard preferences, however all the layouts look like being in katakana. I suspect that the key that is left of number 1 (above Tab and under Esc) could be the one ...
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How to properly orient the cursor for typing in Arabic?

Whenever I am typing in Arabic, the cursor skips to the beginning of the line because if it were written from left to right, that would be where I last typed. How can I fix that?
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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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Language indicator doesn't show current language

I have chosen to write in 3 languages. I change them with the command Shift + Alt and it changes, but I cannot see in what language I write in the language indicator in my panel. Can you help?
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Hindi Keyboard layout is missing combined characters

I am trying to set up a school computer lab with Hindi typing capabilities and am having trouble getting Ubuntu 10.04 to type all of the Hindi combined characters. I'm using "Bolnagri" since it is ...
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When will Ubuntu One be available in German and other languages?

Ubuntu One is a very good service. But at the moment nearly everything is in only available in english and not in other languages like german, french etc.. Also the terms of use are only english. Lots ...
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Why are unnecessary language files installed on my system?

Playing with hardinfo I noticed that I have more language files on my system that I use. I use only english and german language. Hardinfo report shows me these languages for example: de_BE.utf8 ...
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How to change the fallback font for missing languages?

The Arabic language in the new Ubuntu font is missing, so it has to fallback to the standard font, but the problem is that the standard font isn't good, and I want to replace it with Tahoma. Is there ...