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Questions tagged [language]

Questions that relate to the use of different languages in Ubuntu

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Input Problems After Upgrading to Ubuntu 18

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18 (with Unity GUI) and I have a lot of problems. Most annoyingly is that Super+Space (or Shift+Super+Space) no longer switches the input source (despite being ...
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Keyboard source/layout (US English) in settings doesn't match with actual keyboard

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop with a Swiss layout. When I plug in an external keyboard with a US layout and switch the Input Source to English (US), it doesn't seem to work as expected. My ...
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How to add foreign languages to wine under Ubuntu 18.04

I want to use "mp3tag.exe" for editing my music files that contains titles in latin (a,b,c,d,...) and greek characters (α,β,ζ,δ,...) Installing wine under Ubuntu 18.04 worked fine Installing mp3tag ...
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how can set alarm icon for login password?

i have Ubuntu 18.04. i use multi language in my system. i want to that when i want login account in Ubuntu the language of keyboard system is Suggest with icon that have tow word of language keyboard(...
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Fonts different between pure English PDF and Chinese-English PDF by using Nightmare with Docker (similar to Debian9) [closed]

I am using NightmareJS to generate PDF in Docker (similar to Debian9). I printed 2 PDF with 1 pure English and 1 Chinese-English in content. I copied all fonts from Mac to Docker for trial to avoid ...
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Language and Regional Support Compromised

I am updating to Ubuntu 18.04. I looked at this question, but that doesn't fix my problem. I have only EN showing, although I have 5 languages installed. I have only default regional settings but I ...
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Changing language on Firefox does not apply

I selected my language at the preferences menu, but it didn't work (I restarted it several times). Then I tried to download my package from mozilla.org. But now, I don't know which file to run and ...
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replace default Dutch Thunderbird by en-US version

On my Ubuntu 18.04 the default Thunderbird version is Dutch. I want that to be the en-US version. Including automatic updates etc. How can I do that? $ dpkg -l | grep thunderbird ii thunderbird ...
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Missing Armenian language pack in Ubuntu 18.04

Dear Ubuntu support team While working with Ubuntu 18.04 i noticed that the 18.04 version doesn't have the Armenian language in the options We would like you to add Armenian language in the next ...
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How do I install a _Src.7z file in Ubuntu 18.04?

I downloaded Pascal XE from SourceForge and got a _Src.7z file which I clicked and got: I'm not sure what to do now. Can somebody help? Regards
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Enabling/installing Japanese input

How do I get Japanese input on 18.04? I have gone and installed Japanese as a language and experimenting, I can change the language setting to Japanese and restart. This shows all my menus in Japanese....
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How can I change the default language icon to a flag on Ubuntu 18.04.1? [duplicate]

When I change languages, I have this type of icon. But I need the icon of the languages to be the country's flag. Is there a way to do that in Ubuntu 18.04.1?
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Keyboard layout changes but when I type I still get the original layout

I have an Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and I want to have a second keyboard (Persian) on it. I've installed Persian keyboard and it is configured as an input source. Now I can change the keyboard and when I ...
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How to add Cyrillic in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have already installed Russian keyboard layout. In language support -> installed languages I already have Russian. But when I open text file with Cyrillic I have encoding problems. This files was ...
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How can I have the date and time displayed in English without changing my locale settings?

I am in Nairobi, Kenya (EAT) and my Date and Time are displayed in Afaan Oromoo. I want to change this to English without having to change my locale. LANG=en_IE.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC="om_KE.UTF-8" LC_TIME=...
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Is there a text editor with language translation?

I need to work with some text files (source code) that have comments in a language that is foreign to me, and I am wondering if there is a text editor available that has some built-in support to make ...
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Unable to type Hindi Vowels

Question is similar to one asked in the link below but in Ubuntu 16.04 (I had problem with updating to 18.04.1 so using 16.04) Hindi keyboard not working properly in Ubuntu In System Settings -> ...
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IRSTLM path environment variable

I am trying to get IRSTLM to work. I have set the pah using: PATH=:/usr/local/lib/irstlm:$IRSTLM And then when I am tyring to run the build-lm.sh function it is telling me that it is located in /usr/...
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18.04 How to use the terminal to modify the system language

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 in Chinese. After the system switched to English, the screen resolution became very low and I was unable to switch the language back to Chinese. How can I set the system ...
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Which character is used for the numpad dot-key by default?

Well this will be a very simple question. I just bought an English-Keyboard with qwerty layout because I love the English layout much more than the German one. I am using Ubuntu 18.04. The numpad on ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 additional language display problem

I have documents in Chinese and English, and my OS is Ubuntu 18.04 English, I could install Chinese Simplified and Traditional with no problem, according to the documentation, anything below English ...
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Special characters do not work after changing the keyboard layout 18.04

I change the keyboard layout with ALT + SHIFT. If I release ALT after the language change, but do not release the SHIFT, then special characters do not work. Need to release and press the SHIFT again. ...
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Change home folders after changing language in Gnome 3 Ubuntu 18.04

After the language is changed from English to another language in Gnome 3 it will ask if you want to change all your home folders. This box you get when you logout and login again to the session. I ...
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Can not install a new language on Xfce4

I'm trying to install Arabic language but when I press on " Install / Remove language " from " language support " these messages shows up: first message second message
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How do I get a non-English spell checking in Thunderbird?

How do I get a non-English spell checking in Thunderbird? In my case it is just Danish (apart from English) I want to have working. I am in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Following a solution at How do I get ...
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Show flags instead of labels in the keyboard layout language indicator in GNOME shell

Is there a way to show flags instead of labels in the language indicator in the top panel, in gnome-shell (3.28)? I found this setting in dconf-editor: /org/gnome/libgnomekbd/indicator/show-flags But ...
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Type in kannada language in Ubuntu 18.04

I want to type in English as well as in Kannada language when needed, but I'm unable to do it. There are some answers for the same question, but it is not the same in Ubuntu 18.04. So please help me
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Login screen language ubuntu 18.04

I updated Ubuntu 14.04 to 18.04 and now I can't login because I used danish letters (æøå) in my password in 14.04. After the update was finished the language changed to Swedish who don't use the same ...
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How to make Kubuntu display date and time in English?

I am using Kubuntu 18.04 and it seems that despite having my whole system being setup in English, the date and time display (like days) is sometimes displayed in French, it seems related to the ...
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SSH Unicode language problem [closed]

I have a problem with text encoding on files. I use Putty to connect trough SSH, I have installed the chinese language pack correctly - zh_CN.gb2312 (Chinese Simplified), in the terminal using ...
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Can't install language

Tried to add language through the normal interface but it doesnt work. When I"m swiching to it, it still writes in English. Found this way to do it aptitude -y install check-language-support -l ru ...
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How can I add support for Swiss German input in 18.04? There was no option during installation

How can I install Swiss German keyboard support - I've only got the GERMAN keyboard. There was no choice of German Swiss during the installation (as there was in earlier versions).
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How can I sort fonts of different languages?

Is it possible to sort fonts of different languages instead of the alphabetical order which is the default sorting order?
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How can I delete a pre-installed language in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have reinstalled my computer system with the Ubuntu 18.04 last night, and while I install the system I chose the system language is English but there is Chinese language package installed without my ...
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Is there a kmap file for Japanese Kana?

I asked this question already on Superuser, but I'm starting to get the feeling that I asked it in the wrong community, so decided to ask it here as well. I'm just looking for a kmap file for ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Doesn't actually change the language for input

I am trying to type in Arabic as well as in English. I set up the Arabic keyboard using the following steps: Settings -> Region & Language -> + -> Arabic I also added Arabic (QWERTY) just to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Login Keyboard Language English (US) and Afghan?

I'd like to report something that just happened to me and apparently there is no solution found online. After a system update, today I booted my laptop and I found out that my password was not ...
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“No input source selected” in Region & Language

In 18.04, when I open the Region & Language control panel/Settings, in Input Sources, where there should be a list of input sources, instead it says "No input source selected". Even if i attempt ...
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How to write in Telugu language in Ubuntu without using Google input tools extension?

I have been using Ubuntu 16.04. I want to write in Telugu language in gedit or some other text editors. Somehow writing in the browser using google input tools extension and then copying whole text ...
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letters with diacritic marks disappearing in Evince Document Viewer

Letters with diacritic marks disappear in forms viewed with Evince Document viewer 3.18.2: However, there is no problem typing letters with diacritic marks into the form: I have the relevant Latvian ...
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Problem installing Arabic on 18.04

I have correctly followed the steps of installing Arabic from here The letters "en" and "ar" show on the top right of the screen. However, it has no effect. Is there something I'm missing?
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How to change persian keyboard layout on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my machine The layout for the persian keyboard on my ubuntu is as shown in the following picture: Where the standard layout for persian keyboard that ...
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I changed my system language in Ubuntu 16.04 and cannot login after reboot [duplicate]

I changed my system language to Geez, an Ethiopian language, and I was using it. But I forgot to reset or change the language setting to English when I logged out. My intention was to use Geez one ...
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How can I change the system language to Sanskrit? (not asking for typing help)

How can I change my system language to Sanskrit? Sanskrit is not seen in install/remove languages. I am not asking for typing help. I need the Ubuntu display to be in Sanskrit.
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How to change uGet download manager language?

My default uGet language is persian and want to change it to EN.I looked for change language option in uGet but i didn't find anything. Also i don't want to change my locale to somewhere except Iran....
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In 18.04 moving window to other workplace doesn't work with alternate language switch enabled

I've upgraded a 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS where language switching already had the alternative combination of alt+shift. While changing languages works, it appears that moving a window to a different ...
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Accent marks on WPS Office in Kubuntu 18.04 doesn't work

Recently I installed WPS Office (Kinsoft) over Kubuntu 18.04. After follow some guides I got changed the default language and grammar corrector to Spanish (my native language). All things works fine ...
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Language switching is hanging on ubuntu 18.04

When I use Alt+shift to change the language, sometimes, it works but othertimes it doesn't. I have to press shift first before Alt to switch and it is hanging also.
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Keyboard-Layout in Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu and I'm not really able to get the keyboard-layout done. The Keyboard Layout Handler ("Tastaturbelegungshandhaber") is in my panel but it's not active and I don't know how to add ...
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How to make AltGr temporarily switch keyboard language?

I have a keyboard with English and Russian letters. Super+Space switches language. I want also the right AltGr temporarily switch language while this key is pressed. How to assign this function to ...