I have freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my net book,by mistake i choosed wrong language not a english now i want to change my default language back to my loving English I tried to set english via language support tool but still by folder names display in other lanuage rather than english

  • Do you mean by folder names your Nautilus Bookmarks like Videos, Documents, Pictures, Downloads,... ? If so, you would have to rename the folders by hand, because they wouldn't be affected by a change of your default language. – martin Nov 19 '11 at 22:11
  • askubuntu.com/q/130649/39372 – Tachyons Apr 19 '13 at 14:28

Go to System Settings -> User Accounts. The second entry is the user's language, you will be able to change it to english from there.

  • Thanks For comment i already did that but my folder names still dispkay ing Other Lang(Tamil) – Roshan Nov 19 '11 at 15:04
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    try running 'gnome-language-selector' from the command line. It'll open up a graphical interface, which lets you set the language system wide. I don't know why the system settings wouldn't do that, though... – ovangle Nov 19 '11 at 21:17
  • How to do this in bash? – C.C. Apr 21 '12 at 11:01
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    When my PC randomly decided it was chinese, this fixed my problem - but you do have to guess that the first entry is "english"... – hwjp Apr 22 '12 at 10:50

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