Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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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 ...
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How do I complete the Gnome Character Map with missing Unicode characters?

I often use the Gnome Character Map accessory to find characters I didn't know, with a view to surprising friends with exclusive drawings. However the program is not complete and lacks some characters ...
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Can I make OpenOffice.org recognize automatically the language I am writing in?

I use to write a lot in many different languages, and I frequently use spelling checkers to correct my texts. But switching the settings manually each time is a loss of time. In Firefox I have a very ...
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Trouble setting language

I am really struggling with this language issue. I went to System->Administration->Language Support and moved Turkish (Türkçe) to the top. Then I clicked "Apply System-wide" and restarted. ...
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How to change user's language (locale) back to English? [duplicate]

I made the mistake of trying out some settings through Administration -> Language Support. Now my user account has LANG set to fi_FI.utf8, even though I want to use en_US.utf8. (This is kind-of a ...
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How do I switch to another language?

How do you switch Ubuntu to another (human) language without reinstalling it?
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How much room do language packs take?

In order to save space, is it possible to make the CD English-only, and put the other languages only on the DVD?
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How can I use the dictionary application in my language?

I want to use the Dictionary app (Applications>Office>Dictionary) bundled with Ubuntu in my own language, Portuguese (Portugal). In the application preferences I've the option to add alternative ...
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Are there localized versions of help.ubuntu.com?

Quando a documentação oficial do ubuntu sera traduzida para o Português? When will there be an official documentation of Ubuntu, that is translated into Portuguese?