Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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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 ...
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Making Changes to a Locale setting and notifying upstream

There are two errors in the locale settings for en-CA. The first is paper. Although we use metric for just about everything (distance, temperature, and measurements), we use American paper sizes ...
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How to solve this language downloading issue?

I have a problem when I try to download another language by the system setting menu, I have this error message : Failed to fetch ...
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Two keyboards two language layouts

I want to connect two keyboard sets to my computer. Is it possible to set each for a specific language. So that there's no need to change language each time. For example: keyboard 1 types russian ...
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Keyboard layout keeps allways falling back to default after reboot - how to change?

I have Chromebook Acer C7 and i like it. It's fast etc. To install *buntu linux on it i did use Crouton. It's a program who install *buntu on ChromeOS without erace the orginal system. Anyway! I ...
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How to change the session language on login in Ubuntu 13.04

In older versions of Ubuntu it was possible to change the language (if language packs were installed) during the login. Therefore the login-window showed a drop-down menu with all installed languages. ...
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How can I create a cp932 encoded text file on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to create a cp932 encoded file on Ubuntu?
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Remove Tamil Fonts from ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu using wubi from windows. But somehow tamil fonts came up. Tamil fonts are appearing in menu bar. And Files and folders are even named in tamil. How can i remove tamil language ...
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Does ubuntu supports tamil language? [duplicate]

I have installed i-bus.For typing purpose i need to install Tamil uni code.But i couldn't see Tamil language listed in the i-bus preferences.help me install language packs
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Change GUI/Menu's language to Chromium on Ubuntu 12.04

I'd like to change chromium language from English to Italian on an Ubuntu 12.04 based on English locale. Thanks for helping
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Which languages are available in Live DVD version?

If there is no internet connection, which language else I could choose to use Ubuntu localized.
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Linux Multimedia Studio

During Ubuntu installation, made the computer location France. However, I need English as the LMMS language. There is no language choice within the program. There is no solution at the developer ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 + Gnome 3.8 input switch keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to setup a keyboard shortcut to change the input language on my Ubuntu 13.04 running gnome 3.8. I don't really care which service handles this, as long as I can Alt+shift to change inputs, ...
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Language Indicator missing on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

After last update, I couldn't find my language indicator, it has disappeared. Is there any possible way to fix this?
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Change git's language to English without changing the locale

My locale is German. LANG=de_DE.UTF-8. I would like to keep it. Is it possible to change git's language to English without changing the locale?
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How to add any language[punjabi] in Libre office 3

I am using Ubuntu from the previous long time almost 2 years. Today there is need to type a letter in the Punjabi language[named as Lohit Punjabi] in Libre office. But when I was being try to write in ...
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Chinese letters are not correct in JFreeChart (Ubuntu 11.04)

I am using JFreeChart in my web application. French, German languages are rendered without any issue. But when i use Chinese and Japanese locale the languages are rendered as square box. At the same ...
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Change language encoding for file uploading

Previously we were running a Wordpress site on a Mac OS Server machine. We had several hundred images with Chinese characters for the image names. Now we're trying to migrate to a Ubuntu system and ...
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How to change languages with alt+shift

I use 3 languages when I brows the internet and changing it from the top panel is quite disturbing on windows you can changed the languages with pressing alt+shift so can I some how do the same on ...
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Would Ubuntu be installed with the current language of Windows 7?

If I install Ubuntu on Samsung Notebook that is Formatted for Spanish will Ubuntu be in English which is preferred ? If I install Ubuntu will I lose my pictures in Google Picasa ? I am not real ...
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Which fonts are pre-installed in Ubuntu Desktop?

My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.04, and is able to display text in foreign languages (e.g. Chinese) on websites. But this is not the case with Debian. Despite installing all locales, my browser doesn't ...
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Where does Ubuntu Software Center store its (language) settings?

On a fresh install (13.04) I see a strange mix of languages in Software Center The menu (like my system language) is in English, but the descriptions are in German. I want the descriptions in ...
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Why is overriding the LANG environment variable not changing the language for me?

I'm trying to run an application in another language as my current environment. To start out simple, I wanted to change the language of ls. Here's what I read all over the place (see below for ...
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cant switch language back

I got Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit, with Gnome 3.8.2, and Unity installed too. Two languages selected as input sources - English(US) and Russian. Keybind to change input methods is set and works okay. ...
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How to switch keyboard input language through ssh terminal on the remote machine? (Alt-Shift analog for ssh)

I'm looking for a way to change the language I give as input to the remote machine in an ssh session. All I want is an analog of the Alt+Shift shortcut, but for the remote machine. Specifically, the ...
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Unable to change language

I have just installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.04. I'm trying to change the language (System Settings => Region & Language), but only English is available and there is no way to add an another language in ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird spellcheck has too many listed languages

When I write an email in Mozilla, the spellcheck shows: 21 entries for Spanish (Cuba, Ecuador, Spain ...) 3 entries for English (Australia, UK, US) 4 entries for French (modern, classic, reform, ...
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How do I switch between keyboard layouts?

I want to switch between English and another language. I have tried Lubuntu and it was easy, I figured it out from the friendly menus. But in Ubuntu everything is so cryptic.
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How use specific key combination (shortcuts) to change keyboard laungage? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 today. I have added 4 languages, but I don't like standard way to switch them one by one. In Windows I used key combinations (shortcuts) to switch to specific language ...
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How to report bug in french

Sometimes, I see bugs when I use Ubuntu, and I would like to report them, but my english is too bad, so I would like to report them in french. Is there anyway to do this ?
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Calendar in Unknown Language

Just installed Ubuntu 13.04. My system language is English (UK) and everything appears in English. But for some weird reason, the Calendar appears in some south east Asian language with Latin script ...
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System Languages Mess

A friend installed Ubuntu for me in spanish. I would like to switch it back to english. I tried the "apply system wide" but now it seems I messed something up, because now some things are in english ...
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How to change system language?

I use Ubuntu-Gnome 13.04 and I can't change system language. I set it to Polish with "language & regions". It was though because there is no option for adding so i installed: language-pack-pl ...
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Change language in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with daily builds and updated a long the road until now... But one thing that never change is the language settings. I prefer Swedish as default language in menus and ...
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How do I change the calendar language? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 13.04 with the default language English, yet the calendar is displayed in local language ( Arabic ) , is there a way to change the calendar language to English ? Screen shot:
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Is that possible to install language pack offlinely? [duplicate]

I have a laptop, and I want to install Indonesian language pack. Unfortunately, there is no Internet connection. Can I install language packs offline (assuming I can download files in another ...
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A better input method for Chinese in Emacs?

I would like to type Chinese in Emacs. I followed this link, and tried several input methods including chinese-py. It seems that, unlike normal IME of an operation system, it is not possible to type ...
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Install font for specific language

I'm using Ubuntu in English. I also use Arabic to name files and folders. How can I install a default font for specific Arabic and another for English ?
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Ubuntu is mostly written in C#?

On Ohloh, Ubuntu is reported as "mostly written in C#", and indeed if we go to the Ubuntu's languages summary we see that C# has the most LOCs, accounting approx. 20% from the code base. If the ...
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How to install Shan language on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm from Myanmar. At our place we use Shan Language which is related to Thai. How do I set-up my Ubuntu 12.04 so that I can read and write in my language?
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How to change Date/Time format to English?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and set my local time/date and its working, the only thing thats bugging me is that I cannot change it to English. I would like to do this because its hard to read and ...
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Typing of Pali Language in Ubuntu 10.04

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and I need to type Pali (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pali). Has anyone some suggestions how I can do it?
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Ubuntu Mobile programming language? [duplicate]

I would like to develop a "where's my phone" type application for Ubuntu mobile. I was wondering if anyone could suggest which language I should be using? Or what would be the most appropriate?
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Is .config called other things for different system languages?

I'm making an application that reads/writes to files in the ~/.config folder; however, I want to make sure it works under all systems. Is .config called other things for different system languages? Is ...
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How to configure the locale to be different from the default locale for a user on Ubuntu Server?

On Ubuntu Server 12.04, how can I configure an account to use a locale other than the system default local? Say if I wanted Russian users to be able to use Russian in the terminal ... and Polish users ...
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How to get past “cannot change locale” error in Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

My server is hosted by a french provider, which by default set locales to french (quite obviously) when a new system is installed. From there… Just no way to cleanly change it without getting the ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 change default keyboard-layout after installation.

I have Lubuntu 12.04 I accidentally set the keyboard to the wrong language when I was installing the system, and now I have to change that keyboard setting every time i start the computer. How do I ...