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Can not correct locale settings

I am running an Ubuntu image provided by my company, it seemed to have some strange locale settings to begin with. Firefox uses the French dictionary by default and I get warnings when doing anything ...
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How can I back to 12.10 fonts

The ratio of fonts isn't very good in 13.04. I mean when I open a webpage like Facebook which is(in my case) in both language of Persian & English, the font size is smaller for Persian than ...
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How to change locale for Wine only?

(Note this is a different question from this one) This is the output of the "locale" command on my machine: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8 ...
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Nautilus sorting by filename column seems insane

By what logic does the kálmán track appear where it does? (I have the view sorted by filename) Where is this sort behaviour defined and is there anyway to change this behaviour?
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Does vim support unicode?

I recently changed my system language to Tamil (a language used in India) from English. While I was enjoying Ubuntu in Tamil, my favorite editor vim has run into an issue because of the system ...
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Avoiding character code problems in file names

Even though I have always been careful when copying files between partitions of different type, I repeatedly ran into the problem that after copying file names on the target disk where corrupted. ...
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Changing Ubuntu locale settings by GUI crashes the accounts-daemon

I'm usung Ubuntu 12.04 and after an automatic update it changed the system default encoding form UTF-8 to "ANSI_X3.4-1968". I realized that when my code comments in Eclipse appeared with strange ...
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How to type in two languages?

How can I type Persian and English in Ubuntu 12.10? And how can I switch between these two languages like Windows (Alt+Shift)?
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How to change number format in locale for GnuCash?

When I start GnuCash it displays negative numbers in "€ 100,0-" format, while I want it like "€ -300.0" How can I change it? Locale settings: ~$ locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en ...
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Locale warning while executing adduser

I just tried to add an user to a group $ adduser someuser sudo perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = "en_US:en", LC_ALL = ...
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Ubuntu freezing during generating locales

I'm trying to install airtime on vps with ubuntu (both 10 and 12) os. But when it received Generating locales Generating locales... it comes to crashed.I can connect to ssh during it hardly and ...
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Switch terminal output language from native language to english

How can I switch the terminal output language from my native language to English, so I can post my Ask Ubuntu question with English terminal output (error messages)?
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Unable to unzip file

trying to unzip a file so im trying the following command Sorry im really quite new to linux btw this is Ubuntu server latest release. user@serverubuntu:~/minecraft/server$ ls rtk.zip ...
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how to provide a localized text file that opens within the language that gnome runs

I need to provide to my users a localized text file that would open (from a desktop icon) in the language that gnome is running. How I do that ? I am running Lucid Ubuntu Thanks !!
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What does 'Locale not supported by C' mean?

marco@marco-laptop:~$ onboard (python:3065): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. Using the fallback 'C' locale. I am using keyboard on the desktop (long story) from the terminal and ...
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How to configure the locale to be different from the default locale for a user on Ubuntu Server?

On Ubuntu Server 12.04, how can I configure an account to use a locale other than the system default local? Say if I wanted Russian users to be able to use Russian in the terminal ... and Polish users ...
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How to get past “cannot change locale” error in Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

My server is hosted by a french provider, which by default set locales to french (quite obviously) when a new system is installed. From there… Just no way to cleanly change it without getting the ...
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How do I reconfigure locales properly on my desktop after installation?

I have dived several times into the labyrinthine locales configuration system, reading man pages and browsing the Internet. Every blog/tutorial/Q&A I read is either incomplete, adventurous, hyper ...
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Change decimal mark in calculator

In Germany we use , as decimal mark instead of .. Since I installed my Ubuntu in English, the Ubuntu default calculator (gcalctool) uses the . and I can't use the , on my German numpad. I already set ...
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After upgrading packages today, can't compile anything that includes <locale>

I just updated my packages today on Ubuntu 12.04 amd64, including libc-bin which provides /usr/bin/locale, and now any C/C++ program that has #include <locale> explodes hundreds of errors ...
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How do I list folders with underscores first?

So as pretty much everyone, before using Ubuntu I used a Windows machine, and one of the things I got used to in Windows was to use the underscore as the first character of a folder name as some sort ...
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How to make a new-defined alphabetic sort order in a locale work?

I'm working on a new Latin-based script for Persian. So I've used such lines in GB locale file, to modify the sort order: First of all, I've introduced the new characters in such way: ...
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Gparted Partition editor not working

I had Windows and installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows. I want to allocate suitable disk space to Ubuntu. I installed the Gparted Parition Editor from the Software Center. My problem is: It ...
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Ubuntu Cloud UEC 12.04 amd64 image has an invalid locale

Following the tutorial in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC/Images#DownloadUECImages I was able to execute the Ubuntu 12.04 Cloud Image (amd64) in my computer ...
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Is it safe to browse the web with Firefox during Ubuntu install?

As asked in the title. I clicked on one of the links in the Quantal installer (set up via UNetbootin) and it launched Firefox. Will using it for a longer time during install cause conflict with ...
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How to override the system locale on a single command?

When helping someone we often ask them to show the output of a command eg: sudo fdisk -l | pastebinit If the user is not using an English locale, the output may be in a foreign language: Disk ...
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Having Monday as the first day of the week

My locale setting for LC_TIME is set to Swedish but despite this cal displays Sunday instead of Monday as the first day of the week. Any clues? $ locale LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US:en ...
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How can I install new locale to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I customize a system locale? $ locale -a get output like this: C C.UTF-8 en_AG en_AG.utf8 en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 en_CA.utf8 en_DK.utf8 en_GB.utf8 en_HK.utf8 ...
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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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No option to install Italian language as default on Kubuntu 12.10

I have just finished installing Kubuntu 12.10 via Wubi, I am customizing my system and, as you can see from the screenshot down below, there's no option to switch from English to Italian as default ...
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'unsupported locale setting' fault by command-not-found

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 by keeping the home folders from Linux Mint 13 distribution. The system installed fine, but at the beginning everything was in Chinese (even the text in the ...
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Monday as first day in Gnome-Shell (instead of Sunday)

I've been dealing with different regional settings (US, Canada and other locations in English, as well as other countries and languages), but I cannot get Gnome-shell Calendar to begin with Monday, ...
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How to set all locale settings in Ubuntu

A remote installed application has some encoding problems and on my local machine it is running fine. What is the best way to "copy" my locales to the remote machine? The locales on my personal ...
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Strange display language in gnome shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome-classic language turned into Chinese, how do I change it back to English? I logged in gnome-shell, and found that the display language is set to some strange Asian ...
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How to change the Wine or PlayOnLinux locale settings - Ubuntu 12.04?

According do this post, Wine's locale settings (like numbering format) is based on Ubuntu locale settings. If I have to change my Ubuntu locale settings, how can I change locale settings in Ubuntu ...
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How do I fix my locale issue?

I am getting this message everytime I do something like starting or stopping a service. perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: ...
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How to prevent SSH setting LANG to an non-existent locale when logging in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Locale variables have no effect in remote shell (perl: warning: Setting locale failed.) I have a minimal server install that only has English locales. That works great ...
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Why can't I remove language variants like English (NZ), etc.?

I'd like to remove some unwanted languages from my system. I only use Italian, and English UK and US. In "Systems Settings" I can find a lot of languages that I don't even know why they have been ...
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I cannot set my system back to English from Chinese Language [duplicate]

I once turned my system to Chinese, now I cannot set it back to English. I tried to change the order in Language Settings, but it doesn't work. Chinese is always at the top. Even if I delete the ...
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How can I force Glade to be in English?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Polish localization. If I start: "quickly design", Glade shows up with Polish interface. I don't like that, I'd like Glade to be in English. How can I achieve that?
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/usr/share/zoneinfo when does the system time actually change?

Please correct me if I am wrong here.... When I change my system clock this changes the file /usr/share/zoneinfo immediately, HOWEVER, the actual system time doesn't change until the next reboot ...
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How can I change the en_AU locale to 12 hour format?

I've noticed that the en_AU locale is defaulting to 24 hour time, it should be 12 hour as this is most commonly used in Australia. How can this be adjusted?
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Locale variables have no effect in remote shell (perl: warning: Setting locale failed.)

I have a fresh ubuntu 12.04 installation. When i connect to my remote server i got errors like this: ~$ ssh example.com sudo aptitude upgrade ... Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Temporarily change language for terminal messages/warnings/errors

Messages in my terminal are displayed using Russian language by default, which is my native one. For just a moment I want them to be in English (eg. to paste in forums), then switch back to the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't set LC_ALL, why?

If you run locale on an Ubuntu installation you get something like: LANG=en_US.utf8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="en_US.utf8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.utf8" LC_TIME="en_US.utf8" LC_COLLATE="en_US.utf8" ...
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Gnome-classic language turned into Chinese, how do I change it back to English? [duplicate]

My newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 gnome-classic just turned into chinese locale after reboot, how do I change it back to English? I can't find any language menus, and the ones I opened are, well, in ...
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Some menus are in Chinese/Japanese!

Yesterday I shutdown my computer and today when I powered it on and logged in to 12.04, certain strings are in Japanese/Chinese (I don't know how to differentiate between the two). The strings are: ...
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English as a system language but Russian regional settings

I usually choose English as an installation language since I believe that the original is better than the translation. However, the environment I'm working in is mostly Russian, so I have to deal with ...
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Can't exec “locale”: No such file or directory

I am new in Linux. I was trying to install wine and after /i followed instructions from a youtube video i got to the point where I needed to install wine from Ubuntu Software Center. The problem is ...
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How can I change the language order by command-line (or text editor)?

How can I change the language order by command-line (or text editor)? i.e. without using the graphical "gnome-language-selector". (Or is there a better GUI which allows you to select multiple ...