Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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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 computer)...
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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 Ohloh'...
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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 ...
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English/Hungarian users

I want to install a new ubuntu desktop with English and Hungarian languages. Do I install English ubuntu and then get a Hungarian language pack or install Hungarian - if this is possible. My partner ...
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Is it possible to change language for user interface temporarily?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with German UI. However, when I ask questions here or anywhere else on Stack Exchange, and I am adding screenshots, I would prefer having them in English. Thus, my question is: How ...
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Why won't Gedit display Hebrew letters in documents, while LibreOffice works fine?

I am using Gedit and LibreOffice Writer. When I want to write in Hebrew I don't have any problem. When I download a LibreOfiice file in Hebrew I do not have any problem, either. When I download a file ...
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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 Finnish/...
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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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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 for UK English?

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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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 Terminal)....
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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 internet, ...
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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?