Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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Remove favorites from nautilus

Right after installing Ubuntu 16.04, I decided to change the OS's language from German to English. After rebooting, Ubuntu asked me if I would like to rename the personal folders and I agreed. ...
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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 present?...
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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, Ctrl+...
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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 C:\\DBS\\...
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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, recommended"))...
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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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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 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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How to configuring PAM to use different language / locale settings

Currently we are using a database client with a ISO-8859-1 character set. The Ubuntu server is running with de_DE.utf8. If the user uses a username or password containing other characters than 7-bit ...
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Document, Music, Videos, Desktop and other files of that kind in my languange that I set as default during installation

So, I just installed 16.04, and during the proccess I selected Croatian as my language for the installation. I selected it so it would be easier to read everything for me, as it is the default ...
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IBus Pinying input works incorrectly if non-latin language installed

I have English, Ukrainian, Russian, Greek and Chinese Pinyin input languages (ordered as switched by keyboard shortcut) on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. If Pinying have been selected by keyboard shortcut the ...
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xubuntu installation does´t get further than language selection

I have to install xubuntu (xubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386) from a cd to a compaq evo n600c, (win xp prof, version 2002, service pack 3 preinstalled), no booting from usb possible Mobile Intel(R) ...
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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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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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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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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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Install font packages for all the language charsets

On a machine running Ubuntu server there is a script that generates pdf files with the website content. There was a problem that it was not showing the Chinese characters. After installing the ...
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Miserable printing of the hindi words by python in terminal

Suppose I want to print मैं ठीक हुँ । in terminal in hindi language either by using the python with unicode or if i just copy and paste, instead of correctly pasting and printins it correctly, it ...
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Configuring Ubuntu for the first time on notebook, hungs up

New notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled, after first power on tried to configure system first time: after successfully connecting to network, next step for setting up keyboard layout: as laptop have ENG/...
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Switch Gnome layout Direction

I want to use Gnome in Persian language but when i select Persian language gnome show in Rtl layout .How can i force gnome and other programs to stay in ltr layout in Persian language? I use gnome 3....
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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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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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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 ideas?...