The "Language Support" icon from the System settings has disappeared:

No language support icon in System Settings

(Also I can't find it from Dash)

The last thing I've done was changing the keyboard input method system to "ibus".

I tried to execute gnome-control-center directly in the command line, expecting to see errors in the output, but there is no console output.

Where can I start looking for the cause? Can I call the "Language Support" option directly from command line?

  • Reinstalling gnome-control-center usually helps.
    – Danatela
    Aug 12, 2013 at 3:43
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    Try running the command gnome-language-selector. If that doesn't work, make sure you have the package language-selector-gnome installed.
    – Isaiah
    Aug 12, 2013 at 4:01
  • @DoR I had to install that package, after that the "Language Support" icon appears again! I think the cause was the im-switch package. Can you post your comment as an answer so I can accept it? Thanks
    – dusan
    Aug 13, 2013 at 0:34

1 Answer 1


The Language Support utility is provided by the language-selector-gnome package

sudo apt-get install language-selector-gnome

Once you install that package, you'll see the language option in the System Settings again.

  • Language Support did not appear for me, but I was able to run gnome-language-selector from the terminal instead. Sep 17, 2018 at 9:17
  • I can confirm that in 18.04, the installation of gnome-control-center and language-selector-gnome is not enough to force the "Region & Language" tab to appear in the gnome-control-center. Here's my particulars: paste.ubuntu.com/p/7Fnz75s9qc
    – rubicks
    Aug 13, 2020 at 16:34

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