I would like to make my Linux computer bilingual. Is it possible for two languages to be displayed at the same time as the languages of the GUI? If possible - How can I do it?


  • In my experience using Ubuntu in French, half the GUI is still in English anyway ;-)
    – wjandrea
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:27
  • As far as I know, there is no way to do this. I have to imagine that if it were a feature, it would have taken an immense amount of time for the developers to add, and most people wouldn't use it.
    – wjandrea
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:33

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Translation libraries are not developed this way. It will just complicate things further to have a UI with simultaneous multilingual messages, because some formatting and features only make sense in a certain language.

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