Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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What language is Ubuntu Terminal written in?

This may seem like a very rookie question for you Linux-users, but I just started using Linux. Thanks.
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How to add more Languages\Voices to `Espeak`?

I've installed Espeak and tried this & this. But still I need more ! How to get Indian Languages\Voices as well as other languages like French, German,UK-English,etc.,? I tried to change the ...
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Using IBUS for multiple language input

A month ago or so I migrated from Mint 17.2 to Ubuntu 15.04 and am not regretting it at all, apart from one thing that's pretty annoying and I truly hope It's changeable. I type in more than 1 ...
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keyboard layout for “language” that not supported in ISO 639

I have created a keyboard layout for Old Hungarian codesection standardized in UNICODE 8.0. It not works correctly, if it is registered as hun by ISO 639 standandard. How could I register it as ...
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Type chinese PinYin with tones

I am trying to write chinese characters and pinyin with indicated tones. Setting up chinese Characters with pinyin input was failry easy. Just adding Chinese as a language and then Chinese - ...
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Language change doesn't work in ubuntu 15.04

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 15.04, everything had worked fine, but suddenly language change stopped working. I don't know what could be the cause of this, because I didn't notice it right away. ...
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How to use microsoft maren in ubuntu?

So there is this app which is called microsoft maren that allows you to type arabic using an english keyboard (you type in english characters and it transliterate it to arabic). Thing is this app is ...
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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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How to Change poedit GUI/menu language?

I installed Poedit using sudo apt-get install poedit my linux default language is Persian(Farsi) so poedit installed with a Persian GUI (menus and etc) interface. but for some reason I want my ...
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Adding language support on Lubuntu 15.04

Tried to add Russian language support (need to have Rus locale, guess this is it), but having following error message: "Could not install the full language support [Errno 2] No usable temporary ...
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Arabic numbers/dates showing in various places

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I live in the Middle East, and so I set my country location (in the ME) and set my language to English (UK). Although I'm now getting Arabic numbers and dates ...
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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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Switch language shortcut bug [ubuntu 14.04 Gnome]

I use 2 languages: english and russian. Languages ​​normally switched on using the taskbar When using the keyboard shortcut icon changes its notation to another language BUT the language set does ...
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Spanish accents on US keyboard

I have a good-old fashioned US keyboard. Looks like English (US). How can I get Spanish accents on Ubuntu 12.04 ? This article says I can use RightAlt + a but the aritcle goes only to 11.04. ...
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Ubuntu Chinese Encoding Problem

I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04. I want my system to recognize both GB.18030 by default. It is currently showing software title bars in some strange blocks and stuff. I have installed the Chinese support, ...
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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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Wrong Language of GTK applications in Kubuntu

I have Kubuntu 14.04, and am running some GTK applications, for example Shotwell. The "Preferred Languages" in the locale settings are set to: English German French All the application ...
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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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Menus and Software Center in Chinese

I recently dual booted Ubuntu version 15.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 3451. I got the .iso file from Ubuntu's main site, and I used a live USB install in UEFI mode. I am a new Linux ...
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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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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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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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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.