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I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I added Japanese as a supported language but it is not the top one and no other apps appear in Japanese. How can I get Synaptic to display in English?

Output from locale command:

LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=en_US:en
LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8
LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8
LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8
LC_NAME=en_US.UTF-8
LC_ADDRESS=en_US.UTF-8
LC_TELEPHONE=en_US.UTF-8
LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8
LC_IDENTIFICATION=en_US.UTF-8
LC_ALL=

Here is the output from /etc/default/locale.

Looks like we might have found the culprit! Thank you! How do I change these values?

#  File generated by update-locale
LANG="ja_JP.UTF-8"
LANGUAGE="ja:en_US:en"
LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8"
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  • Can you edit your question and add the output of the locale command?
    – Byte Commander
    Aug 24, 2017 at 12:53
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    If I recall it correctly, and since Synaptic is run as root, it uses the system wide default language as denoted in /etc/default/locale. So can you please also show us the output of the command cat /etc/default/locale Aug 24, 2017 at 15:56

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