Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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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?