Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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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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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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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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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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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?
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What software exists for learning the English language in Ubuntu?

I'm searching for software to learn and improve in the English language. But i can't find the proper software. Specifically, I'm looking for vocabulary software to improve my word range, like ...
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IBS Chinese pinyin input candidates appear at bottom of screen

So I got ibs pinyin working on Ubuntu, but the input candidates appear at the bottom of my screen not near the cursor where they're supposed to. This is quite annoying as you gotta look in two ...
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input method fail to work on browser/libreoffice and other applications (works on system)

I have been using 14.04LTS since last year. I uses a few different input methods for Traditional Chinese characters. One of them is the "yong" input method, and also the "quick-classic" provided by ...
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Cyrilic characters displayed in some applications on Lubuntu 14.04

I'm a newcomer to Lubuntu - just started using it one month ago since I needed a lightweight OS for a really modest netbook I managed to fix, and I got a recommendation from a friend. Loving it so ...
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How to set languages/shortcuts from config files or command line?

I need to provision several Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 desktops. Most things I've been able to provision easily because they can be set in config files or from the command line. But I'm having trouble with 2 ...
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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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Firefox first tab weird language

When launching Firefox through Terminal with: firefox I get this output: (process:10923): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed 1427987784903 addons.manager ...
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English Language with Euro as Currency

I want to use English as my system language but don't want to use the US American date format because it sucks. So I use English UK which comes with pound sterling as currency and a slightly less ...
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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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How can I change Calendar's Language and adjust Time and its Format?

Language on calender is not english and time is wrong and 24hr format.I dont know how to change it.I selected Georgia as my state but on map it showed maybe USSR ?
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Change language of the gnome shell overview

I noticed that the search results of settings in the gnome shell overview stay in English although my system language is German. I doesn't really disturb me but I'm wondering a bit why this happens. ...
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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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Change Default Font for a Specific Language

Is there any way to change the default font for a specific language like Persian/Farsi? I don't want to change the whole font system. I like Ubuntu Font very much but the Persian/Farsi version is very ...
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Fully translated languages

How many languages are available for Ubuntu distributions? (such as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr) I am looking for something like this: ...
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Firefox Cannot Display Chinese

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I open a Chines web page, for example, this in Firefox, I got all crazy symbols. How to ask Firefox to display Chinese correctly, please? Could anyone provide a step ...
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How to change environment variable LANGUAGE globally in kde

My objective is to change globally the LANGUAGE var to en_US.UTF-8. Currently it is en:he:en. When issuing command locale I get this output: LANG=en_US LANGUAGE=en:he:en LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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How to check spell different languages at the same time?

I went to System Preferences > Language Support. My active languages for menus and windows are English, German and Spanish. (Spanish as a first choice). But when I write in english or german I get the ...
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Ubuntu and Firefox language addon version discrepancy (solved)

Re : Ubuntu and Firefox language addon version discrepancy (solved) Hello, On a new installation, Firefox was in English instead ot the following locale (French)… I followed the first advice given ...
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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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Gambas3 in English

I have Ubuntu 14.04 in Dutch. When I install Gambas3, it's in (poor) Dutch too, but I want it to be in English, as examples, tutorials etc. are in English. How do I do that?
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Tamil font issue in ubuntu touch phone running ubuntu 14.10 r15

I have installed Ubuntu touch 14.10 in my nexus 4. All are working fine except rendering Tamil fonts. I could not read Tamil web sites in any application like shorts and browser. I tried installing ...
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Keyboard layout does not switch after some time after startup

I have two languages: Russian and English. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with the gnome 3.9.90 user interface and I cannot switch my keyboard layout any more using the hot-key some time after Ubuntu has started. ...
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Wrong language when trying out 14.04

I'm trying out 14.04 using a USB drive. The first time I did this everything came up in German (which I was able to negotiate with some difficulty). The second time everything came up in Spanish, ...
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Can't write accent characters in Ubuntu 14.04

Alright. This is the scenery that I got: 1) I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 2) I am using an american (international) keyboard 3) OS is in the following language: Portuguese Brazil (brazilian ...
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Language Deutsch (Schweiz) as Sprache

The language installed is Deutsch (Deutschland) and the regional language is Deutsch (Schweiz). I want to have as language Deutsch (Schweiz), but I do not succeed to get it. When I choose as language ...
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What programming language would be ideal for making a note taking app for Ubuntu in which you use a wacom digitizer app? [closed]

I have some, but not much experience in programming, so I decided that now that I will have some spare time, I'll choose one language and try to master it to a level. I am not sure which language ...
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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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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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Language about Ubuntu installation

If I was to download Ubuntu v.14.10 from this site, would the Chinese language be built into it?
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Ubuntu 14.04 + LibreOffice 4.2 spell-checker dictionaries don't come up

I want to use 3 spell-checkers in LibreOffice 4.2: English (en-gb) German (de-de) French (fr-fr) My Ubuntu and LibreOffice standard language is English (UK). The Extention Manager in LibreOffice ...
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Installing Japanese language support from command-line

According to some questions, this is how it's done: sudo apt-get install language-pack-[cod] language-pack-gnome-[cod] language-pack-[cod]-base language-pack-gnome-[cod]-base Where [cod] is the ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.10 32-bit desktop using the Khmer language?

I am doing a thesis about Ubuntu 14.10 with the Khmer language, but when I install it I can't find Khmer language (ubuntu-14.10-desktop-i386.iso). But when I install Ubuntu 14.10 Server, it has Khmer ...
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Checkout only between two last languages [duplicate]

Hi on my OS i have three languages. When i change it by shortcut i get next language. English -> Russian -> Hebrew And again start from first language. But most of the time i use only two ...
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Where is the LANGUAGE environment variable set?

In what configuration file is the LANGUAGE environment variable set? (Or how can I change it by other means?) Background: I was playing around with language settings in kubuntu and installed Russian ...
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Changing ubuntu server's language to english

I just got myself a dedicated server that's running Ubuntu 13.10 64BIT and it is in French language (console.online.net). Is there any way to install an English language package ? I'm a Linux newbie ...
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How can I log in to my computer?

Help! I changed my language on keyboard and I shut down my computer. Now keyboard doesn't work in English which I need to enter my password.
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Why didnt my system language change?

This is not a duplicate, so don't mark it as one. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 and the default language was English, and I wanted to switch it to Icelandic. So I did, and not only did the language not ...