Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu 14.04: language switch between first/last source

In older versions of Ubuntu I used to switch between languages using last/first sources (e.g. Caps Lock always turn on English and Shift + Caps Lock switches to Russian, no matter what current ...
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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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fixing locale settings permanently

I am getting the 'unsupported locale setting' error as referenced here (on Ubuntu 13.10). However, following Martijn suggestion only fixes the problem temporarily. Opening a new bash reverts to the ...
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Keyboard layout keeps allways falling back to default after reboot - how to change?

I have Chromebook Acer C7 and i like it. It's fast etc. To install *buntu linux on it i did use Crouton. It's a program who install *buntu on ChromeOS without erace the orginal system. Anyway! 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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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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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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Language Compatibility on Ubuntu Desktop

Will I be able to see and write other language on Ubuntu desktop? Where do I download the language and how do I install it?
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Change skype text alignment when language changes

I know Skype for Linux isn't the same as Skype for Windows. In Windows, if I change the language to Hebrew, it changes the text alignment to "right to left" as it should and it's all fine. I recently ...
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Online accounts-Facebook account showing in hindi language

I've just installed Ubuntu trusty tahr (14.04) and while configuring facebook account in Empathy, the labels are showing in hindi language but not in English. How to change this to English.
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UIM with anthy does not respond in normal text fields

This is on 14.04 XUbuntu installed on a Aspire S3 (amd64), kernel: 3.13.0-30-generic. A fresh install of uim (and its dependencies), uim-el, and uim-anthy yields the following strange behavior: the ...
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Problems with Ibus & Ibus-hangul in Kubuntu 14.04

I am relatively new to Linux, but I have had Ibus working with Hangul (Korean) input in the past with Linux Mint 16 & Ubuntu 14.04 I have just installed Kubuntu 14.04 but can't get Ibus to run ...
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How to use English as language but belgian (or other) keyboard layout during Ubuntu 12.04 server installation?

I can't set the Belgian keyboard layout during installation without setting the language to Dutch. I really don't like to use Ubuntu server in any another language besides English, it's really ...
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How I can bind keys for selecting language directly in Lubuntu 13.10?

I like to change keyboard bindings directly to language that I want to use. I use the following keyboard bindings to change keyboard layout in OS Windows7: Ctrl+1 for Russian, Ctrl+2 for Polish, ...
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Problems with the keyboard layout

I have the following problem: The distribution of my keyboard is Spanish (Latin America) however sometimes when I turn on my laptop the layout is English (US), even when in the keyboard setup says ...
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Keyboard layout won't reset on new windows - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have setup the options of Keyboard layout as shown in the attached picture. Nevertheless, sometimes when I write on my browser in Arabic or German, and after that I start a terminal (or any program ...
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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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Bad Bengali font?

I just installed Precise in my native language (Bengali). I'd post an image, but apparently new users can't post images on this forum. The Bengali font is oddly small and difficult to read. I don't ...
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Missing languages in Language Support in 14.10

I just installed a fresh version of Ubuntu 14.10. And I wanna change the language to Faroese, which has been in all previous versions of Ubuntu in the Language Support, even though it's only 1% ...
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Is there a system-wide spell check setting?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on a new hard drive, and now I have to disable spell checking in just about every application. Can I do that for the whole system?
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How can I edit or create a new dictionary for spellcheck?

I would like to take my American English dictionary and merge it with my Mexican Spanish dictionary, to create the language I actually use on a daily basis, which is Spanglish. This way I won't have ...
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Keyboard language is different every log in

I set my keyboard to german - and it is the only language selected. Nevertheless, every time I log in, the keyboard language is somehow English. (This bug is similar to this one: Keyboard language ...
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Keyboard layout changes after reboot to US

Since a few weeks ago my keyboard settings keep changing to US after every reboot. I only have the Slovenian keyboard settings. Removed the US after installing the system months ago. My system: Ubuntu ...
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Automatic language layout change for some windows

In a KDE window frame: And then: In which some settings can be applied; for example automatic sending of this application's windows to a virtual desktop. I'm looking for a setting in a similar ...
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How can we add more (not existing) writing languages in ubuntu?

Actually khan academy has new initiative of hindi and urdu combining to write in roman script. and the new language will be called HAMARI. how its alphabets can be added in ubuntu? alphabets already ...
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IBus 1.4.1 input switch major lag (xubuntu 12.04)

I am absolutely sure it's an IBus problem. It doesn't want to switch, lagging for a few minutes up to an hour, from any language to any language. It is selected as the Keyboard Input Method System and ...
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Can Unity provide German-English translations or German word definitions?

I have just installed stock Ubuntu in German so I can practice the language, but every once in a while I encounter some word I'm not familiar with. Currently, I open a browser and search for a ...
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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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Random UI language feature

I study several foreign languages at the same time and I would like to have a feature of random interface language switching during GUI login. I find it easy and natural to learn languages that way, ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Cyrillic Doesn't Function

I'm using the gnome shell and i have setup my keyboard layouts to EN(us) and BG(bulgarian traditional phonetic) but the when i switch to BG it still type on en(qwerty). Any suggestions?
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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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Hebrew filenames are garbage

When I have on my ubuntu system files or directories that were created originally on Windows with Hebrew names, their names looks like garbage (question marks, weird squares with numbers inside or ...
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Ubuntu 4.04 and Ubuntu 4.10.1 installers crash after selecting language. How to I resolve this?

I've tried redownloading and multiple USB sticks (Haven't tried a live CD because all i have are RW-DVDs which i dont want to waste) but when I load the live session I launch the installer and choose ...
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How to verify if java is correctly enabled in Libre Office

I am trying to use the java environnement in Libre Office. I installed an enabled in Libre Office the version 1.7.0_65 from Oracle Corporation. I then tried to use demos sheets from the obba files. ...
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Do you know some free software to set up a language lab?

The alternatives I've seen are privative. They join a classroom-control software with a multimedia-editor software. In the first type, I think Italc ( http://italc.sourceforge.net ) or Epoptes ( ...
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Can't read subtitles nor get the audio language codes in dvd:rip

after updating from an older ubuntu, when I rip DVDs with DVD:RIP (to stream them on my tablet) I have a couple of problems: when I go on the "Read DVD table of content" I can get the list of ...
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Cannot change the text entry language on Ubuntu 14.04 under VMWare Workstation on Windows 7

Host: Windows 7 SP1 Virtualization platform: VMWare Workstation 10 Guest: Ubuntu 14.04 Hardware: Acer Aspire V5-573G Under System Settings -> Text entry I added English, German and Bulgarian. Then ...
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How to enable Russian typing in Chrome?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. In every application except Chrome (version 35) typing in Russian language works well. When I use Chrome I can't disable Latin typing even if I switch language to ...
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14.04 default locales

After a new install of 14.04 I have quite a few extra locales/languages. Is this normal? I installed using English (GB) I think since en_AU isn't an option. At some point apt offered a list of ...
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No keyboard input after 'Caps Lock' press

I live in Russia so I have Russian and English keyboard layout enabled on my Kubuntu 14.04 desktop. I use 'Caps Lock' and 'Alt+Shift' shortcuts to change layout It worked fine, but today my boss ...
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Is there a way to use English IM with hints while using the German keyboard in fcitx?

I'm using fcitx instead of ibus, because ibus was a bit buggy. (not starting up or not showing installed im's etc.) While the German mode is completely fine and for Pinyin or Japanese IM's there are ...
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VLC Languages showing squares

I was playing audio tracks through VLC and I noticed that CJK Languages show up as Squares when it displays the name of the track on the VLC Player Screen, is there anyway I can fix this so it ...
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Shortcut keys for change of input sources doesn't work

I have He and De as input source. According to the settings menu the shortcut for changing the input source should be "super + space". I understand that "super" is identical with the "Windows key". ...
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any app for learning russian language?

I want to offline learn russian (and the base of cyrillic alphabet) language. I tried "OpenTeacher" but its don't have any learning. what app can use for learning languages? thanks
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How can I change language of Ubuntu 12.04 from English to Marathi

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 in English language and then tried to change the language to Marathi from the settings window. I did the apply system wide but it still won't work. I have also ...
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Select the default language and subtitles with dvdauthor

Summary of the question: How can I select the default language and subtitles with dvdauthor? I create backup copies of the DVDs my kids are allowed to watch that only contain the main title. I use ...
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Switch language problem in Ubuntu 13.10

Sometimes when I try to switch my language in Ubuntu 13.10, the language switching crashes for a while. I press the switch combination keys a few times, but nothing happens and after a moment, the ...
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ERROR: Language el_GR UTF-8 does not exist; use system default

I have a problem. When I open my laptop, which was installed with Ubuntu, appears an error message which shows: Language el_GR UTF-8 does not exist; use system default. Why is that and how to ...
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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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How do I change my keyboard the language

I just installed Ubuntu 13. I need to change the keyboard language permanently. Now I'm using the command: sudo setxkbmap -layout 'es,es' -model pc105 But when I restart my computer the change ...