Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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Do additional language packs need to be downloaded?

I'm installing Ubuntu (12.04) right now. I wanted to know if additional language packs have to be downloaded because my Internet is very slow. I chose English as my language.
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Assign default keyboard language per-application

Is it possible to assign default keyboard language for specific applications? I know that there is an option to always start an application with a default keyboard language but this is not what I ...
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Urdu Phonetic 1.0 in Ubuntu

I use to work a lot with Urdu language in my office. I got some homework and I tried to type some Urdu in LibreOffice but the keyboard layout is completely changed. I can't find many of the symbols on ...
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Remove Pi (Pinyin)

Ubuntu 14.04. I installed SunPinyin and it worked good. But under language bar, there are three choices: Eng, Pi (Pinyin), Sunpinyin. I wanted to remove Pi (Pinyin)(which does not work). Tried ...
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How to install additional language packs on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and every spell checker on the machine, and language etc, is in English (US), however I want to change that to English (UK), and I want to ad support for Russian so ...
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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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How to display characters in (virtualbox) TTY?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, but can't get Chinese chars to display correctly. Here's what chars that should be Chinese look like: I've done everything I could, including: sudo apt-get ...
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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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I cannot type some Khmer vowel on ubuntu OS

I am new to Ubuntu. When I try to use Khmer language on Ubuntu 14, I face a problem with some vowel I cannot type and it just show "?" or other symbol instead. Does anyone know how to fix it?
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Inconsistent dialogue box language support for Indian language?

I'm using Indian Language (Marathi) text to search some content in calc with 'find and replace' dialogue box. But when I type Devanagari text in this dialogue box, sometimes I can see the text ...
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How to change my terminal keyboard language from spanish to english?

I need to change the terminal keyboard language into english 'cause i need to use on sings that are just in english language but mine is in spanish. Thanks you
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How to repair screenshots after changing language?

My Ubuntu can't take screenshots since I changed the UI language. I think the problem could be the directory names has already changed e.g. from Desktop > Bureau. Any idea how to solve this? I really ...
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package to change language

Here is how I change my OS language... System settings - Language Support - Install/ Remove Languages - select "marathi" - apply changes - drag marathi to first place in language for menus and ...
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Starting specific program (via wine) in different language

I have a program that i am trying to run in Hebrew and have not been successful for a long time. On the file properties under"Command" it says {env WINEPREFIX="/home/yehoshua/.wine" wine ...
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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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Are there any Linux programs that can easily write and edit interlinear text?

Specifically, I'd like to have one line have the English, while another has the Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek/Latin/etc, and possibly (if any program has this capacity) an additional line/lines for extra ...
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HP printer is printing only English part not Hindi one

I don't know why my printer is only printing English part of paper, It leaves blank Hindi part. Anyone have faced this problem? And When I opened the document in Firefox, it was not displaying Hindi ...
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How to disable input language switching in terminal

In Ubuntu 12.04 I have two input languages installed, English and Russian. I would like to disable use of Russian language in terminal - so that regardless of system-wide selection, terminal will ...
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How do I change the language of the console permanently?

Is there a way I can change the language of the console? I have seen things such as adding LANG=C in front of the commands but that is a temporary fix. I can live with the Turkish console but when it ...
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input source menu icon missing and ibus language switching not working 15.04

I have installed ibus-m17n packages and added ibus-daemon in start up applications. Then I enabled Show current input source in the menu bar in System settings > Text Entry. I have noticed ...
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how to fix automatically keyboard layout (input method) change on start-up?

When starting computer, my default language (keyboard layout) is selected propertly. However, after few minutes the layout is changed to English (although Language Indicator is showing my language, ...
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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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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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How to change the default language for spell check in all text boxes system-wide?

I have a similar problem to this, but my language is already installed. In every text field I begin typing (not only LibreOffice), I need to change it back to my own language, or just disable it at ...
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Unable to type in korean?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to type in Korean by adding the Korean language by using the language support and input method switcher. However, I am still unable to type in Korean. I ...
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GNOME Ubuntu 15.04 interchanging keyboard layouts

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3 installation where English (US) is the first keyboard layout and Russian is second. After the system boots up English is used by default and after I switch to Russian ...
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How to install a language pack in Ubuntu Phone Aquaris BQ 4.5

I have bought a new Ubuntu phone, and I want to install language-pack-br. On the nexus it was: sudo apt-get install language-pack-br How can I do it on my new device (Ubuntu Phone Aquaris BQ ...
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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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Is there a good Dutch dictionary for Texmaker?

So I installed the Dutch language on Lubuntu 15.04, and when searching through synaptic by using the keywords "dutch spell", it seemed like I had all available dictionaries installed. Seeing how ...
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How to change the date/time format to English, while preserving my own country's regional settings?

I've been using English as my system language, but Greek for regional formats. The thing is I want the date and time to appear in English too, while preserving the rest of my settings in the regional ...
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Moses beginner: export IRSTLM problem

When I tried to implement language model training by using the following command: export IRSTLM=$Home/irstlm-5.80.03; ~/irstlm-5.80.03/scripts/build-lm.sh \ --i news-commentary-v8.fr-en.sb.en --t ...
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Problem with Keyboard Layout

I am creating a keyboard layout for my Dad (Yeah I gave him Linux!) On windows he used this one (The first one "Russisch für Deutsche, empfohlen" (translated: "Russian for German users, ...
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Comprehensive list of Czech words in ubuntu /usr/share/dict [closed]

I need a comprehensive list of Czech words. By comprehensive, I mean a list (one word per line) that has more than 70K words at least covered. Is there a way to add Czech to /usr/share/dict? I cannot ...
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Region and Language settings crash

I am relatively new to Ubuntu. I recently installed 14.04 Gnome on an Asus Chromebook. All settings have been working fine but the Region and Language settings keep crashing. There is no specific ...
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How can I change the language preference in .bashrc file

How can I set LANG=en_US.UTF-8 in .bashrc? When I looked into .bashrc, I can't find any LANG settings.
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Kubuntu 15.04: Cannot Install Language Support (Language Selector Gnome)

I use Kubuntu 15.04. I have tried couple of times to install language selector Gnome, but it didn't work. I tried to use synaptic and Ubuntu software center. At the end of the installation process, it ...
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Add Spellcheck Dictionary to Abiword 3.0

I am working on Lubuntu 14.04 with Abiword 3.0.0 and with the pre-installed version only the spell-check for English came along. I can switch to other languages within the program, but then the ...
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How to change language of 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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Change system language for Gramps in .desktop file

I would like to start the genealogy program Gramps with a language (English) other than my locale one (Spanish). I successfully tried to run Gramps in terminal via LANG=en_GB gramps I would like, ...
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Input language and keyboard layout

I am not very familiar with Ubuntu and most time I am using Windows. So I want to make this environments more alike. In Windows I have such things like input language and keyboard layout. ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu Kylin and Ubuntu with default language chinese?

After going through the Home Page of Ubuntu kylin, I rather find no considerable difference between ubuntu kylin and ubuntu with chinese language set as default. There are of course some special ...
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How to install thai language/keyboard support for Ubuntu phone Bq 4.5 Aquaris

How to install thai language/keyboard support for Ubuntu phone Bq 4.5 aquaris? I know it is possible for normal ubuntu but how to do it in ubuntu phone as apt-get install does not work under ...
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How to change/fix system's locale when you setup in a language not official in your country?

How do I set up a global locale for the computer? I have recently installed Kubuntu 14.04LTS in english but since I am in Spain, I chose Spain as a country and then changed locale options so that I ...
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Setting a default input language for lightdm lock screen

My lock screen shows up after a few minutes in which I am not using the computer. This is a wanted behaviour. However, it often switches the input language to Hebrew, or perhaps just taking the last ...
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How to stop the download/installation of language packs

I recently installed the Unity 8 version of Unity, but was shocked by the amount of foreign-language-related software packages that were going to be installed: and that's not even all of them, ...
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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 ...
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Firefox default language keeps changing automatically to arabic

I am getting an ongoing issue with Firefox 36.0 under Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I open Firefox it automatically sets the default language to Arabic, even though having never configured it to use Arabic: ...
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Macedonian keyboard in Lubuntu 14.10?

I've been trying to install Macedonian (MKD) keyboard on Lubuntu but it's not listed. Is there any way that I somehow get it or download it or is it just not supported yet? (new to Linux, be nice ...
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Can't switch back to German

I switched my Ubuntu with gnome-language-selector to English. Now I can't go back to German. Everything is in English but the console outputs. Everything in settings an conf files seems to be ok: ...
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Change the language in my Libreoffice

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I have installed Libreoffice by ppa. But it is in english. I want to change for portuguese. How can I do this?