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No, they are never localised but always in English.


Use this command (I used English (en) in the example): sudo apt-get install language-pack-en language-pack-en-base Depending on the desktop environment you use, you also need those: For Gnome/Unity sudo apt-get install language-pack-gnome-en language-pack-gnome-en-base For KDE: sudo apt-get install language-pack-kde-en language-pack-kde-en-base ...


According to this guide, you first edit the file /etc/default/locale, or use: $ update-locale LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=POSIX and then you run: $ dpkg-reconfigure locales

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