Questions tagged [internationalization]

Questions about language settings, translations and other matters relating to two or more countries.

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Spanish Latin American keyboard randomly changing

I have a remote PC1 with Ubuntu 22.04. (Note: exactly the same happens with another remote 20.04.03). I connect to it from a client PC2 with Win 10 via xRDP. My remote PC1 has Settings, for Keyboard ...
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Firefox azerty qwerty problem

I have just instsalled Ubuntu Budgie 22,04 with french keyboard but only in firefox keyboard becomes quickly qwerty, no way to go back whith out log off. I have found that mozilla switch to qwerty ...
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onscreen keyboard in multiple languages

I occasionally want to type in character sets other than those on my physical keyboard and it seems like onboard should be a good solution for this. I have a few languages installed on my system, but ...
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Keyboard Settings for ¨Dumb¨ Quotemarks (ASCII-34 and ASCII-39) for C Code

I have Ubuntu 21.10 (recently upgraded from 20.04) on an 8G RPi-4 connected to a touchscreen and a mini keyboard. Using the Budgie desktop and a USB power block as a battery it makes a very nice ...
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Mirror servers lista, correct a translation

when using Ubuntu in Occitan the country on the mirror list is not correct for the United States, it shows "France", and France is correctly translated into "França". I couln't ...
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Internationalisation of bash scripts

I want to get the language locale so that I can call the relevant help function for the specific language. I can use locale to get the LANG or LANGUAGE variable. But need some assistance to implement ...
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How to show monthes/week day labels in english?

How can I in kubuntu 20 to show monthes/week day labels in english, not in national ? I mean : 1) ex. console(command ls -la) 2) Date and Time wizard. Thanks in advance!
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Where to translate sudo advice on Terminal's first run

I have been searching but I cannot find where this message is kept: Here is the message as text: To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>". See &...
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compose key for us international layout not working

After my upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 my compose key is not working as it did before anymore. This is my input configuration: setxkbmap -query rules: evdev model: pc105 layout: us variant: ...
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Where to translate menu from right click on desktop

I'm switching from Ubuntu MATE to Ubuntu raw and I've noticed that the menu when right-clicking is not translated in my locale. What component could I help translate at Launchpad? Also the icon "...
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Afghani Language [duplicate]

The official name of Afghan language is "DARI" but Ubuntu has listed it under "Afghani" in the input sources. Please, Who should I contact to solve this issue...?
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Cannot open files with Chinese File names

I have a new box and English is the language with which I installed Kubuntu 20.04. On my partition I have English but can type Traditional Chinese with Fcitx. LibreOffice is in English. On the staff ...
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Cannot find Tamil phonetic and tamil99 input method in Ubuntu 20.04

I am unable to find and use tamil-99 or tamil phonetic typing even after installing tamil language support and ibus-m17n. Installation: $ sudo apt-get install ibus-gtk* ibus-m17n m17n-* tamil* [sudo] ...
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English (US) - English (intl., with AltGr dead keys) not working on Ubuntu 20.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. During OS installation I selected and tested English (US) - English (intl., with AltGr dead keys), and then the combination of ALTGR + n was working as expected: I got ...
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Memu emulator error showing in the application

My memu player shows weird massages(errors) saying "unfortunately memu lucher has stopped" or "unfortunately google.service.apps.gapps has stopped." I cant open any app and the ...
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Czech Localization for LibreOffice

I am running on Ubuntu 20 04. I have LibreOffice 6.4.4.2 installed and trying to switch its user interface to Czech language. I have installed the package libreoffice-l10n-cs and restarted LibreOffice....
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How do I get a UK ISO keyboard layout?

How do I get a UK ISO keyboard layout? The default English (United Kingdom) keyboard layout on Ubuntu 18.04 is ANSI, and therefore my \ key keeps typing < instead. Is there any way to just ...
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Manually Editing Locale for Caja

I am British, using en_GB under MATE desktop - but I HATE HATE HATE the renaming of Trash to 'Rubbish Bin' in my locale. I consider it patronising and pointless, given the internal naming of all the ...
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How to use a virtual keyboard inside Libre Office Writier?

My current laptop has a standard (QWERTY) English-Hebrew keyboard that came with my Dell Latitude laptop; nothing is customized. I need to use Thai letters in general and in a Libre Office Writer (...
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Prevent system from augmenting my custom XKB configuration

Since Ubuntu 18.04 (my previous version was 16.04) I have noticed quirks in my earlier working nicely custom XKB configuration. I set my configuration by running xkbcomp -I$HOME/.config/xkb/ $HOME/...
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How do I spellcheck Arabic in Gedit?

How can I spellcheck text files that contain Arabic text? The answer in Adding languages to gedit spellchecker recommends installing a myspell dictionary, but no such dictionary seems to exist for ...
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Meizu 5 pro to Ubuntu (Originally with Flyme)

Now I know that this question was kinda answered by the following thread How to install Ubuntu on Meizu Pro 5 that was originally with Android? I am very new to messing with phones in general and ...
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How to change keyboard layout switch shortcut in console

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 server. During installation I selected English as the system language and Russian as the main input one. It asked me to select the shortcut for toggling between the main and ...
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Python doesn't use decimal point separator in 'Region and language'

If I open the 'Region and language' dialog, I have 'Formats' set to 'Germany'. If I click that setting, the 'Numbers' preview is '123.456.789,00' (comma as a decimal separator). But if I run python3 -...
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Use accents with Japanese keyboard layout in Kubuntu

I would like to use french accents using the Japanese keyboard layout. Dead keys would be great, but I am willing to accept key combinations too. I just would not like to switch the layout, because ...
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Unable to type polish characters after upgrade to Ubuntu 18

After upgrading from Ubuntu 16 LTS to 18 LTS, I can't type in Polish or other international characters. Input type is added. Even using onboard keyboard, after clicking Polish characters with Alt, ...
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Typing L with stroke with us-intl-altgr

How do I type an L with stroke or ł, which appears notably in Polish, when using the us-intl-altgr keyboard mapping for X? More generally, is there a way to find out systematically how I can produce a ...
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Monospace Chinese font

I'm trying to write some Python code to process Chinese text, but the Chinese characters in the source code mess up the monospace font. That is, all the Latin characters are monospaced, but the ...
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How to disable non-english keys, but keep their AltGr meaning

I have a non-english keyboard and it has all sorts of unusual keys for letters of my language. But I very rarely have to use them, they are rather just annoying when I accidentally press them. I ...
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Cannot access USB-connected android phone when system language is greek

I have a problem when connecting my android phone through a USB. My system language is Greek (Modern). In particular, when I connect the phone, the following window appears: This would normally be ok,...
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How can I transliterate a foreign language into IPA?

I want to learn an Irish Gaelic song, but the phonology is making my brain hurt. Here's a line: ’Sé mo Shaesar, ghille mear Pronounced like: /ʃe mo hezər ɣɪlə mar/ Is there a program that can ...
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Eliminate individual language files when unnecessary on help.ubuntu.com

The Ubuntu desktop help documents and Ubuntu Serverguide are published on the help.ubuntu.com web site in approximately 60 languages (although many translations are very incomplete). The document ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Portuguese on system76 (US) layout

I have a system76 computer with a standard system76 layout. I use Portuguese accents all the time, so I need quick access to them. Typically, I use US international keyboard with dead keys. Hence, to ...
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How do I enable international character key mapping on a kiosk mode system?

We build embedded systems based on ubuntu 14.04 in which we have implemented kiosk-mode type behavior by using a custom X session. Here is the desktop ffile defining the session: [Desktop Entry] ...
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The letter ü is not shown correctly

For some time now, words with the letter ü aren't shown correctly anymore for me with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. In this picture, you can see that the cursor after typing ü is in front of(!) the ü. When I ...
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Bengali characters messed up in ubuntu terminal

I am running ubuntu 16.04. I can type in bengali in gedit on my system. But when I try to type bengali in terminal the output is messy like this: Bengali letters are copy-pasted from Google Bangla ...
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Remove extra font

There is a Chinese font (WenQuanYi Micro Hei) which I'd rather remove since I don't use it and I guess it takes up memory. Where is the file for it?
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date command appears to ignore locale settings

What I want to do is set a locale environment variable (LC_TIME, I think) to something which makes date output in a nice ISO format. From looking at some other Stack Exchange questions and answers ...
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How can I update my languages from the terminal?

After installing Ubuntu and updating the system, the first thing I usually do is make sure that all applications use the preferred locale. To do so, I start Language Support from the Dash which ...
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Marathi localization does not activate at start-up for libre office

When I start ubuntu, I see a list of all languages. I choose Marathi and expect to see marathi interface for libre office and other applications. The UI is still english. I have added a bug here... ...
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Are there any Linux programs that can easily write and edit interlinear text?

Specifically, I'd like to have one line have the English, while another has the Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek/Latin/etc, and possibly (if any program has this capacity) an additional line/lines for extra ...
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How to get the Traditional Buddhist Lunisolar calendar on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Traditional Buddhist ...
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Mysql console client do not take non-ASCII characters

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and mysql client 5.6 My locale is $ locale LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=ru:en LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY=...
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How to teach Ubuntu 15.04 Russian spelling system the ё letter?

I have just installed a clean Ubuntu 15.04 system and was very disappointed it highlights all the words including the ё (yo) letter as wrong and suggests replacing мёд (myod: honey) with мед (medical),...
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Correct Russian keyboard layout: Toshiba M70-350 + Xubuntu 14.04

Just as said in the title, is it possible to get a ready, correct keyboard layout for this ancient laptop and install it? Those layouts available with the distro don't get the , . etc. right.
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problem in sublime text 3 with spanish characters [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and configured US international keyboard with dead keys. In every app, when I type the ' char followed by a, I get a nice á char. But in sublime-text-3 I get ´a... ...
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Writing ligatures easily

French learners like me come from countries where English(US) keyboard is commonly used. Hence I am using the US Alternative International keyboard on Ubuntu to write accented letters in French. But I ...
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KDE installer localization

I'm making a new Kubuntu remaster using Ubuntu Customization Toolkit (For fun, of course). It's supposed to be in localized and some extra packages are installed by default. The problem is that ...
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Calendar translation/internationalization

Can anyone tell me why on earth is the calendar internationalized/translated into the the "Location's" target language while the system is English and no other languages were installed? E.g.: Cluj-...
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How to change input language in login to XRDP?

I can enter my login name in RDP since it is latin. While installing Ubuntu, I set language switch to Ctrl-Shift and it works in console. Here it is ignored.
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