Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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Wrong language in date

Wrong language in date. Installed language is English. In date the day and the month are showed in German. I purged all the german language packs but nothing changes.
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Thunderbird does not preserve profile's language packs enabled status

I need to access the same Thunderbird profile from both Windows and Ubuntu. On Windows 7, it's Thunderbird version 38 (I think?) whereas the Ubuntu version is 44 (from the thunderbird-next PPA). ...
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Different UI language for week/month from default in KDE

I would like to have UI in English but week/month names in another language (lets say French, Spanish, Italian ,etc.) Seems like when I set UI to English, there is no control on week/month names. I ...
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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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xubuntu, language support: cannot drag a language above “English” (which is the safe choice)

I am using ubuntustudio 14.04 (which is based on xubuntu) and trying to watch a movie with greek subtitles. The subtitles do not appear correctly in any video player. But they do not appear correctly ...
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External Keyboard only in qwerty

I am using a BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu touch. I can connect via USB or bluetooth a external keyboard. That works fine. But my normal keyboard = German and the external is always in qwerty (English). I ...
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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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language support spend too much time to load with no results

hello i installed Ubuntu operation system but i have problem with language support application whenever i click install/remove and select language it take to much time to load,i tried many things but ...
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How do I enable writing in Indian languages?

I am looking for a step by step method for enabling write in indian languages (hindi and gujarati) in Ubuntu applications (browser, LibreOffice, Pidgin etc..). Could anyone please provide me a method ...
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Keyboard has different layouts while startup and while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my HP laptop with Intel Atom (x64) processor though it has only 2 GB of RAM. Have I made the right decision in opting for the 64-bit instead of ...
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settings - two printers and two languages

Why do i have two printers and two language settings? How can i fix this?
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problem to search a word in pdf file with “Document Viewer”?

I can't search Persian words. In fact I should search the reserve form of that word to find it . how can I fix this problem by searching the right form of that word ? example : if the word is : بلوک ...
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How can I run Baka-MPlayer with another language?

I want to run a Baka-MPlayer (a QT application) with another language (Dutch). I tried doing LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8 ./baka-mplayer, but it didn't work. My current LANG variable is set to en_GB.UTF-8 When I ...
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Thunderbird ignores locale

I just added another user account to my 15.10 machine (Unity Desktop). My first account had an English locale set, which worked correctly everywhere: $ locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en_US:en ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Changing keyboard layout does not work

New to Linux, recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to switch between Finnish and US English keyboard layouts but it doesn't seem to work. The keyboard shortcut I add at Text Entry settings ...
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Why some apps appear in english?

I live in Chile and here we speak spanish. All my system is set to spanish (even the fact that I don't have any problem with english, Thanks God!). But... I wonder... Why some apps (games and ...
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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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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 from German to English in the File Manager in Ubuntu 15.10?

My months and days in my File Manager are in German, how do I change that? On the photo you see 'Dez' : It means Dezember (German for December). I also saw one day Mittwoch (German for Wednesday). How ...
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Regional formats are set to German while file managers still show English formats

although I am Austrian, I prefer to use Ubuntu in English, while of course I do not want to miss my regional formats. These are the current settings in /etc/default/locale: LANG="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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Puerto Rico locale is wrong concerning the time format

The regional settings for the locale of Puerto Rico shows its time in 24 hour format no matter WHAT I DO... Its time format should be the 12 hour format. How should I proceed?
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Is ubuntu available in Tamil? [duplicate]

Is ubuntu available in Tamil? If yes give me the link to download the language interface
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How to change the input language in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How to change the input language in Ubuntu? I want to type in Arabic language.
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Porting custom layouts to Linux

Few years ago I've created some really handy keyboard layouts for Windows (with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator) and Mac OS X (with Ukulele). The main idea was to combine Ukrainian and Russian ...
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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 fix “en_DE.UTF-8” (locales) warnings? [duplicate]

On my system I am getting errors(?) like this: bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (en_DE.UTF-8) or weemonger@awesomeLinuxSystem:~$ dpkg-reconfigure locales perl: warning: ...
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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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How to properly remove Chinese support

I have successfully installed language support for Chinese language through Language Support > Install Remove / Languages ... > Chinese (simplified). While I am testing multi-language support for my ...
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How can I enable Sinhala,Tamil kit for Ubuntu 15.10?

I can't type Sinhala or Tamil language in Ubuntu 15.10 except LKLUG. I want to type Sinhala language as well as English (UK).
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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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How to restore numerical font settings in Ubuntu

My LibreOffice numeric font in Ubuntu is messed up. While trying to debug this, I found out this is not specific to LibreOffice as uninstalling office and installing it again didn't help. I have tried ...
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Firefox and other apps using wrong dictionary

Firefox and other apps are using the British English dictionary, instead of the US English dictionary. However, I have the US dictionary selected. My language order is: US, Canada, British. Any ...
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How do I get keyboard shortcuts to work the same under all layouts?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a new laptop (Lenovo ideapad 100-15 for the record). I use mostly French (alternative) and Russian keyboard layouts. Under French layout (which implies ...
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Environment partially in english on a french Ubuntu14.04 version

For an unknown reason a part of my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS French version has moved to English, specifically commands like "Show copy Dialog" in Nautilus. I've double checked that languages packages are ...
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Text cursor color should change according to language

OK, there is a language indicator/selector at top of Unity (I am on Ubuntu 12.04). And I was thinking that text cursor color could be a nice way of current language indication. I'm using three ...
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How do I change the language via a terminal?

Using system settings I changed my language to Arabic and deleted the English language from the settings. Then the computer lagged and it logged out - now I can't log back in because the login is in ...
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Is it possible to toggle subtitles in VLC?

Scenario: imagine you're watching a movie which comes with an external srt file. That file contains subtitles in English for the movie, but the spoken language of the movie is English and you don't ...
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Language change for just 1 program

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 15.10. I'm in Chile (South America) and we use Spanish language (SP CL) as default. I want to know if I can change it into another language, but just for an specific ...
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sometimes my terminal stops typing in other languages?

I use English, Japanese, and Korean and sometimes when typing in the terminal, it stops accepting the other languages when I switch to them, and only types in English and then I have to close down ...
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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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Kubuntu 15.04 KDE 15.08 language problem

Having Kubuntu 15.4 installed (vivid). I just switched from from kubuntu-ppa-backports (KDE 15.04) to kubuntu ci ppa (KDE 15.08.2) https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ci/+archive/ubuntu/stable. ...
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Unknown keyboard language

I'm a Linux newbie and I'm struggling with defining my keyboard setting. I googled and tried many solutions but didn't solve my problem. By system settings, I have Croatian keyboard but that isn't ...
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Two languages mixed on interface Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a problem with the language display on my Ubuntu interface, the version I'm using is Ubuntu 12.04 (I can't upgrade it due to low capacities of my pc) I had English as a default language ...
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“Forbidden” icon appears instead of language icon in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hi I am relatively newbie in ubuntu and I am using Trusty 64bits. The input language indicator instead of showing the active input language, displays the forbidden sign, see the snapshot below. Any ...
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How do I add English-UK thesaurus and other locales to LibreOffice?

I have been trying to use English-UK thesaurus in LibreOffice but so far cannot get it to work. I have installed mythes-en-us as only it was available in repos. As suggested in some forums I searched ...
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Problem installing japanese language support on Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a virtualbox vm under windows 7. I'm now trying to install Japanese language support on it via command line, but it throws me this error: Reading package lists... ...
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How do I run my C program?

I am a newbie in c programming language , i am following a course right now , but I have a small problem which is run the file for testing I have opened gedit and I wrote those code lines int ...
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Language changed to German without doing anything

My system language was English but suddenly switched to German. The keyboard layout is Swiss German but until now it worked fine. Attention! Only some programs are now in German. (e.g. kate and ...
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How to set two language spell check in the OS

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to know how I can add another spell check. My default language is English and I would like to have spell check also for Italian. Any suggestion? I'm ...
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How can I enable the Irish language for the desktop on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have run the Language Support tool and clicked Install/Remove Languages... and installed Irish. I can see from the Ubuntu Software Center that at least two packages are installed *-ga-base being one ...