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Messed up Graphics is Aptitude and Whiptail from console

Hi I just installed ubuntu server 15 32-bit and when I run aptitude or whiptail the graphics where the lines should be are messed up. [ I cannot work out how to fix this issue. My locale settings ...
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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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How to automate 'dpkg-reconfigure locales' with one command?

In the console to input dpkg-reconfigure locales,a gui jump out ,i select en_HK.UTF-8 as my target ,click enter. dpkg-reconfigure locales Generating locales (this might take a while)... en_HK.UTF-8....
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upstart script is not picking system default environment variable

I have one openstack based service. Which we are ran using upstart script. upstart script # filename: /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] and started mountall stop on runlevel [016] ...
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Custom locale settings when launching program from KDE menu

In KDE, I have noticed that GTK programs don't use the locale settings I specify in the KDE system settings, but rather the system-wide default locale. I want to change this behavior for Thunderbird, ...
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How to change language only for terminal

I'm using Arabic as the default language but there are some issues when displaying it in terminal. So I want to change the language only in terminal to English, how can I do that ?
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Can't change locale

I've been struggling to make this software Anki work and it keeps saying: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/anki", line 5, in <module> import aqt File "/usr/share/...
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How to change default locale so new users will inherit it?

My ageing PC running Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) has been working fine for years, with everything working perfectly for me. However I have a problem whenever I add a new user, which I have to do ...
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Firefox doesn't follow the system locale

I set up the default system language to Polish and the regional settings to Poland. All applications but Firefox follow this setting. Firefox stays in English Is it possible to make Firefox follow ...
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Adding language support on Lubuntu 15.04

Tried to add Russian language support (need to have Rus locale, guess this is it), but having following error message: "Could not install the full language support [Errno 2] No usable temporary ...
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Locale only set partially

When I set my locale using update-locale LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8 the content of /etc/default/locale gets updated accordingly. The changes are also reflected my shell's environment variables, but executing ...
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Menus and Software Center in Chinese

I recently dual booted Ubuntu version 15.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 3451. I got the .iso file from Ubuntu's main site, and I used a live USB install in UEFI mode. I am a new Linux ...
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matlab unable to find proper locale

I have installed matlab R2015a on Ubuntu 14.04.2. Upon starting matlab and whenever I am trying to load a .m file I get the following error: Caught "std::exception" Exception message is: locale::...
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How to create a new system locale

So I want to create a sort of international US English locale with Metric/SI measurement, A4 paper size, ISO date format, etc. From what I understand, locales are defined in /usr/share/i18n/locales. ...
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How to display characters in (virtualbox) TTY?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, but can't get Chinese chars to display correctly. Here's what chars that should be Chinese look like: I've done everything I could, including: sudo apt-get -...
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Ubuntu Touch Basque locale

How can I help to improve the ubuntu touch basque (eu_ES) locale? The localization is good but far from complete, and there is no spell checker and word proposal. I have access to basque language ...
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/etc/default/locale permission denied help

When I try to change my locale I type update-locale and it says /etc/default/locale can't write: permission denied I don't know what to do.
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error in MATLAB imread() command

Whenever I try to execute imread('example.jpg') in MATLAB 2014b, I got an exception: Caught "std::exception" Exception message is: locale::facet::_S_create_c_locale name not valid I get it also ...
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I get the error “cannot change locale” every time on boot

Error found when loading /home/weaselbee/.profile: Then it gives me warnings saying: setlocale: LC_MESSAGES cannot change locale: en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale: en_US.UTF-8 ...
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How can I change the date format in the Lubuntu login screen?

I'd like to set a different format for the long date string I get at the top of the login screen in Lubuntu (15.04). How do I do that?
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What is the thing in KDE that override my locale settings

With Kubuntu 14.04, I have got some trouble with the locales. "Something" in KDE override my settings (I say in KDE because if I use gnome, I got no problems). Here are my settings $ cat /etc/...
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Is my locale file messed up? I can't write to it to fix it

I had been messing with it to try and change my language but it wouldn't take, on reboot my filesystem keeps failing: but when I try to fix it from recovery mode, it says it's read only ...
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Mysql console client do not take non-ASCII characters

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and mysql client 5.6 My locale is $ locale LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=ru:en LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY=...
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Dependency problems [duplicate]

I am not able to install anything because I get the follworing dependecy issues: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of locales: libc6 (2.19-18) breaks locales (<< 2.19) and is ...
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How to fix Fresh Ubuntu minimal server missing locale? [duplicate]

I just ordered plain Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS min on vServer VX11 from Hetzner.de and after apt-get update I get this error Fetched 65.6 MB in 3s (20.1 MB/s) perl: warning: Setting locale failed. ...
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LANGUAGE=lv:es_ES

No idea how to open any folders or files to be edited - permission denies... Nothing in the terminal seems to work concerning locales. Most of the programs I install are in Spanish! Man, I don't ...
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Terminal won't launch after upgrading

After upgrading my laptop from 14.10 to 15.04, the terminal wont' launch. Ctrl+Alt+T does nothing. neither will terminal run from dash. I tried launching gnome-terminal from xterm, but nothing happens....
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Mixed formatting and language for date and time

Just as a background for this case: I am a Brazilian living in Poland. I reinstalled my whole system from scratch 2 days ago (for the first time in a country different than mine). I am using Ubuntu ...
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Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory

I have the exact question as this but there's no solution. I tried but it doesn't work How do I fix my locale issue? $ locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory ...
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Changing default locale from Terminal and got “hash collision”

I am currently translating the User Interface of meld for users in Taiwan. I launched the compiled version but the system do not display with the required locale. I checked my system settings and ...
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How change locale language setting to english in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My laptop have default setting to my local language. Thus all system configuration like time and date and others showing as this language. Also, it shows language specific number in different system ...
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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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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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How to configure locales to Unicode in a Docker Ubuntu 14.04 container?

I installed a Ubuntu Trusty container using Docker, and when I connect to it, I can see that the locale is set to the bare minimum: sudo docker run -i -t <id> /bin/bash root@<id>:/# ...
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Support for en_150 locale

I read at http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/62316/why-is-there-no-euro-english-locale about en_150 locale. It is also mentioned here http://cldr.unicode.org/index/downloads/cldr-22 Does Ubuntu ...
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Generating list of installed localization packages

I need to find out just the packages installed for current locales. That packages, which are installed if you open the Language support in the System settings after fresh installation of Ubuntu. They ...
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How I can change some symbols on my Locale?

I use Xubuntu 14.10 and bg_BG locale. But I want to use dot instead comma for decimal separator in some apps like LibreOffice, Galculator, etc.. I want to change default group separator in CSV files ...
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Locale troubles

I'm having trouble fixing my locale settings. A similar question has been posted earlier here: How do I fix my locale issue? But it proved unhelpful. My problem is not that the locale is not ...
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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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unable to display Wingdings font on my ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Wingdings font but this is how its displayed. I somewhere read that Wingding fonts are added to Unicode version 7.0.0 on July 16 2014. So I download the Unicode v7, a vivid package ...
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How to specify a different locale for postgreSQL installation?

My system's locale is en_US.UTF-8. Because of that, the postgreSQL installation uses this locale by default for the cluster during installation. Creating new cluster 9.3/main ... config /etc/...
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I can't open files named in Arabic in Kubuntu 14.04

I have an issue reading files named in Arabic. When I was on Ubuntu with Unity it could read them, but when I use KDE, they can't, unless I rename them in latin characters. I looked on some solutions ...
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Xubuntu: Locale settings in /etc/default/locale are overridden by regional format settings

I am running xubuntu 14.04 and recently changed my /etc/default/locale to LANG="en_GB.UTF-8" **LC_NUMERIC="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8"** LC_MONETARY="de_DE.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="de_DE.UTF-8" ...
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ssh encoding from ubuntu client to ubuntu server wrong

I login to my server via ssh. Any umlaut is displayed incorrectly: Server Default locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 LANGUAGE="de_DE.UTF-8" LC_ALL=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_TYPE="de_DE.UTF-8" Server locale: LANG=...
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Why does the 'r' command change keyboard layout to US? - Ubuntu GNOME

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 installed on my machine with my system set to UK. When I run the r command via ALT + F2 to reset the shell, the keyboard layout changes to US even though my system's language,...
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Locales set to unexisting ones

I am using Kubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) $uname -a Linux mobile2 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:30:01 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux) I am facing a very strange problems with ...
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Month names are written in Hebrew and not in English in terminal

When I ls -l, the output is printed on screen by in a line similar to drwxrwxr-x 3 yotam yotam 4096 יונ 29 10:27 mnt the יונ part is Hebrew for JUN. I want it to be in English, that is JUN I ...
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UnicodeDecodeError crashes update-manager and gnome-language-selector

I tried to update one day and update-manager crashed with: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 114, in <module> app = UpdateManager(data_dir, options) ...
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How is the en_US locale supposed to work with printable characters

I have two ubuntu trusty system. One newly installed and one a little bit older. On these systems, I have some troubles with the en_US locale, it behaves differently, most easily seen with this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 locale problem

Why does locale still throws me the errors below? root@ubuntu:~# locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such ...