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Neo/AdNW/KOY Keyboard Layout - Mod4 broken

I wanted to test some of those new "layered" Keyboards, like Neo, AdNW or KOY. I read that when using Linux it is quite easy, compared to windows or mac, so i wanted to give it a try. I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 login screen date appears in different language? [duplicate]

Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and noticed that date below the log in screen appears in a different language. Please let me know whether there is a way to fix it.
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How can Gedit detect and highlight languages that aren't installed?

How can gedit detect languages, even though they are not installed? Here's an example where Gedit detects Java. But when I try to run Java from terminal, it says that java is not installed. ...
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How to add a totally new language in Ubuntu?

I'd like to add a totally new language into ubuntu (a native language, called shipibo conibo), but i don't know what can i do. Can you support me please? I have all the documentation (symbols, ...
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Switch language key Ubuntu [duplicate]

Do not be tired I have a language and keyboard problem I wanted to tell you how I can change win + space to shift + ctrl? My Ubuntu is 20.04
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Keyboard layout error in Ubuntu 18.04

I was installing Chinese pinyin input method on Ibus. But I found that the keyboard layout setting can not be used. In addition, when I click that keyboard layout button, I got the following error ...
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Problem with changing language with keyboard

I have enabled changing language in ubuntu 18.04 by keyboard(shift + alt)in gnome-tweaks. But now when I switch to language#2 by keyboard I can not switch again to language#1 by the keyboard. Can ...
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One language on logon screen and system on Ubuntu 20.04

I have 2 languages "en" and "ru". Every time I log in, the logon screen requires my password which is English. When I change language to English on the logon screen it switches back to the previous ...
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Unable to change keyboard input source when the selected source is not english

I have recently upgraded my ubuntu from 18 to 20.04 LTS. So I have two main input sources of language, Egnlish and Arabic. Firstly, I can change the input source from the tray no problem with that. ...
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Font redering problem after upgrading to ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded from ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. When the installation has finished and I restarted the names in my file manager, the information in the settings are displayed in gibberish! I'm confused what to ...
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Disable “non-standard” AltGr-remappings in German keyboard layout [duplicate]

I am running xubuntu 19.04 (English system language), on a notebook with a physical German keyboard layout, the system being set to "German (no dead keys)". One thing that is highly annoying to me as ...
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How to get font information (ttf, otf) on the command line with fontconfig's fc-scan utility for my system language?

I want to get information about fonts (ttf or otf), like the family name and the style. If possible, I don't want to install extra software like otfinfo. Since fontconfig is installed everywhere, a ...
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Keyboard not working on grub menu(Ubuntu 20.04)

So to start off I recently upgraded my system from 19.04 to 20.04 and on startup I had this issue where when I enter my disk encryption passphrase it's in the wrong language (yes, I am 100% sure it is ...
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Change language on start

So I have disk encryption enabled and when I try to enter the passphrase (I am 100% it is correct) I get cryptsetup failed message.This lead me to believe it is from the language I'm using.I tried ...
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fcitx doesn't have any input methods

On Ubuntu 18.04.4 When I open fcitx configuration there are no input languages in the box by default, and when I press the "+" button nothing even pops up inside of its box. What do I need to ...
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setxkbmap us command messed with language settings: can't use second language

I have two languages installed: English and Russian. I have a keybind that allows me to switch between the two using Alt + Shift combination. When I run setxkbmap -query it used to output something ...
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16.04 MATE How to add Greek keyboard layout support

I am using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and I am trying to add multi-language support. More specifically, add Greek keyboard input support along English. For some reason I cannot properly add Greek keyboard ...
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QT 5 UI language and local settings

I'm on Kubuntu 19.10 I have set Regional Settings > Language > British English (Configure Plasma translation) but as I'm living in another country I must set Regional Settings > Formats > Other ...
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Unattended ubuntu installation with Packer : error while selecting the language

I was trying to use packer to setup a VM with ubuntu1804. VM is a virtualbox vagrant machine. I followed the pressed file and other scripts from here: https://github.com/geerlingguy/packer-boxes/tree/...
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How to prevent keyboard switching from stealing focus in Gnome?

When I am pressing language switching combination, it steals focus: cursor disappears etc. Some applications change their mode drastically and hence it is impossible to work with them multilifual in ...
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Changing Languages on Login / BIOS Screen

I recently installed Lubuntu on one of my old PCs, and put in a password in English. The next time I opened my computer and was asked for my password only the Hebrew keyboard was available, leaving me ...
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Ubuntu - How to uninstall unnecessary firefox language packs?

How i can remove the unnecessary firefox language packs. Please check image
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How is my language exposed when im on the web?

This is driving me nuts. I use a VPN (that protects against leaks and shuts down internet in case it suddenly stops working) and then go to https://whatismyipaddress.com/ to confirm that it actually ...
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Keyboard language issue + shortcuts issue

I want to switch keyboard language by using ALT+SHIFT buy it won't switch to the other language added into the system, I have to change it from the upper menu ! and Cntrl+C / Cntrl+V for copy and ...
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Language input Shortcut Change

I am trying to find a way to change Right-Alt, when typing a special char, with Left-Alt. Is there a way to change this keybinding?
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Russian Cryrilic Italics Displayed Incorrectly

A few characters don't appear properly when in Italic, for example: The character that looks like a u with an accent should be й and the last alphabetic u (in bold and italics should be) и. Any ...
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18.04: How to install hindi phonetic dictionary?

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 and am planning to move all my activities from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 18.04. In Windows, I can type using English-Hindi transliteration keyboard with transliteration ...
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German and french keyboard

I never used windows but had to while changing the laptop. I was immediatelly able to change keyboard settings to US international with all the french and german accents. I now hope for an equally ...
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What program language is file '/usr/bin/apt-get' coded in? C or C++?

What programming language is the file /usr/bin/apt-get coded in? C or C++? I open the file 'apt-get' with encoding 'hex': 7f45 4c46 0201 0100 0000 0000 0000 0000 0300 3e00 0100 0000 6038 0000 ...
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Allow to change keyboard language while password field is focused

If I try to change keyboard language when password input is focused, the language changes, but instantly changes back. I get this behavior in Ubuntu 18.04, Firefox 72. I want to use correct language ...
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How can I type special quote/speech marks such as those used in Icelandic?

When writing in English and we quote some one else we use these "double-quotes" which are available on the keyboard. Some languages require different quoting styles, for example in Icelandic low and ...
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Problem with selecting text an a language other than English

I have a problem selecting text in another language. Now the problem happens on Chromium whenever I try to select text in a text field on any website. My chrom language is English and my os language ...
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International US layout with distribution for tildes and quotes similar to Mac

I've acquired a US layout for my Ubuntu desktop and I've configured the keyboard with the US international layout. I also own a macbook and the layout is configured in a way that when I want to enter ...
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Change font for a SPECIFIC language in Ubuntu 19.10?

I sometimes have to write in Syriac and the default font for this is really horrible. How do I change it? I had a look at previous questions of this type but they're really old and the folders and ...
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can't change languages from lock screen

I use Arabic and english languages on ubuntu 19.04 . If the screen gets locked while on Arabic i can't switch the keyboard to english so i have to restart the lightdm service so i can get to the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 can't change language at login screen

I have accidentaly remove removed English language from 'Regional settings and languages' and now I cannot change my language to EN at the login screen. I have tried activating Screen Keyboard and ...
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How to install Korean without wifi

I installed Xubuntu 18.04, but the issue is that the laptop cannot be connected to wifi. I downloaded language-pack-co.deb (from https://ubuntu.pkgs.org/18.04/ubuntu...3_all.deb.html), but it still ...
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Can't set right alt + shift to switch language repeatedly

I successfully managed to get alt + shift to swich languages. However when I use the left alt + shift key combination to switch languages I can do it repeatedly to go back and forth between languages, ...
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Keyboard switcher in Kubuntu, show language instead of country?

Kubuntu 19.10 I have two different keyboard layouts enabled, for the two languages I type in. On the KDE panel, there is an icon for a keyboard switcher. I see options for it to show country flag, ...
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Cedilha character in an english keyboard [duplicate]

I used to have ç key on my Windows laptop by hitting the keys ' + c. I'am using Ubuntu 19:10 and can't find the keyboard layout with the same key sequence as Windows. I do find layouts where the key ...
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how keyboard shortcut change language on ubuntu

In the new version of Ubuntu I can't create a keyboard shortcut in order to change the language. In previous versions of the system I did not face this problem at all
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Is /proc/cpuinfo locale dependent?

I want to parse the cpu MHz field in /proc/cpuinfo to a float number. In different locales, the . of 2599.998 can be ,. I changed my locale to be pt_PT and I see the output is still 2599.998 (with .)...
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How do I change the language on the lock screen?

Recently, I asked this question in which I wanted to change the language/format of the date output in the terminal, for example as a result of the ls -l command. Although I have managed to sort that ...
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Spanish keyboard doesn't work in US 18.04

I have installed the Spanish keyboard layout on 18.04 with a US GUI (because I'm learning Spanish, but don't know enough to set the whole system to Spanish yet). The keyboard shows in the list, but ...
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Language Support selection menu doesn't show the language I've installed

I have installed the language Khmer, but it's not showing up in the Language Support selection menu. How can I solve this problem?
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Ubuntu18.04 black screen after installation two french input sources

My stable Ubuntu desktop crashed today after I configured two french input sources in GUI: Default French input source Macintosh French The crash happened when I switched input method to macintosh ...
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How do I change the date language in the terminal?

if I do an ls -l, I get output such as the following: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 93584 Apr 21 2017 zipsplit -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 26624 Ott 5 2018 zjsdecode -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root ...
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Which programming language to use when interacting with shell?

I want to write a program that uses shell commands to make changes to audio such as: pactl set-sink-volume 0 +10% As I need it during my podcast I want to be able to quickly interact with it via ...
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How do I change the language of date and time on boot?

I recently installed Kubuntu 19.2 on my PC. I have a problem tho. When I was choosing the time zone in the installation, I picked the city I live in. However, it automatically set my date and time ...
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Language switch doesn't work for a specific application (Chrome)

Since recently I'm unable to enter text input into Chrome in any layout except English, despite switching keyboard layout and having the correct input language indicator. This behavior is specific to ...

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