Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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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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Change language to arabic without changing window/GUI alignment

I recently changed my language to arabic but I found that the GUI is flipped horizontally which is not so nice and kinda nauseous. How do I make the GUI left-aligned with arabic language still ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keyboard layout is ignored

I installed Ubuntu 16.04. At first I only had English keyboard. Then I added Lithuanian. But when I change layout, it still writes as keyboard is using English layout. When I open current keyboard ...
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How to avoid strange characters with Internet downloaded file names

I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10, in my desktop PC, and Lubuntu 15.10, in my laptop. With both OS, I get strange characters into the downloaded file names from Internet. I mean, file names with spanish ...
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Vocabulary learning on linux using Free Dictionary files (TEI P5 XML)

for brushing up a foreign language, I need to find a way to use Free Dictionary files in TEI P5 xml format with one of the vocabulary trainers available for Linux. So far I tried Parley, Pauker and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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weird characters appearing

There are some really weird characters appearing in terminal and file names. The characters are all scrambled. it is impossible to work!
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Dash language problem

As Greek I've stalled my system in the Greek language,nevertheless, as student of the French language, I had change the system language into French. Now, I've reset it to Greek but for some strange ...
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Text Entry with a new unlisted language

I would like to add a new language which is not a common language and is not listed in the text entry settings. How can I edit an existing language and then build mine in another unicode area, Also ...
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Unable to change UI language of applications on Ubuntu 14.04 (and on upgraded 16.04)

I am new to Ubuntu (and on this forum as well) and I am unable to change the language in which applications install. E.g., whenever I install libreoffice , it always installs in Greek! (UI is Greek). ...
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language indicator don't show on ubuntu 15.10

I install ubuntu 15.10 every thing is well. After that I install Mbuntu Y From this link (http://www.noobslab.com/2015/05/mbuntu-y-macbuntu-transformation-pack.html) . After install language indicator ...
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Copying files with Chinese filenames to Windows

I am a newbie when it comes to server administration and I would like to ask for your guidance on the problem below. I have a samba share where users create files/folders with Chinese file/folder ...
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change language in chrome without changing system language

I installed Ubuntu recently and downloaded google-chrome. Unfortunately, the chrome works in my system language (English) and I want it to work in Hebrew instead. Change language - chrome settings ...
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everything written is in Symbolic language ,cannot understand anything

everything is in gibberish/symbolic language. If I copy the gibberish part to notepad, it gets pasted in English though, attaching image for reference. Tried reinstalling language packs no change. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I am using two input languages. After a while I can't change it

I can actually but I have to use the mouse, and even after I choose the language I want, the indicator still stays on the previous selection. I can write in the other language though. This happened ...
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Gnome3 info bar displays keyboard language wrong

Gnome3 does not display the correct keyboard language. I usually switch between German and Swedish. The changing with the shortcutSuper + Spacebar works. However the Gnome3 info bar always shows de ...
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How do I set console to support Chinese or Japanese natively?

The console means the system doesn't load X-window, it is text mode. I spent some time to search information on the web, knowing that a little history of issues of localization -- the character set ...
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kubuntu language taskbar icon gone. can't change language via keyboard shortcuts also

I have Kubuntu 14.04. Today the language taskbar icon disappeared and the keyboard shortcuts Alt+Shift or Ctrl+Space does not work either. When I looked in the regional settings, I have seen that ...