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Is there any way to display Devanagari numbers in the system?

I am currently using the Hindi regional format which uses English numerals (1,2,3...) for displaying all numbers in the machine. Instead of this, I would like to see Devanagari numerals (१, २, ३...) ...
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Modify existing language translation

I'm running Ubuntu 20.4, and I'm currently using Hebrew as my main language on my system. However, I would like to modify the existing translation, and fix some grammar issues with the language, and ...
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How can I type "å" on a non-Danish keyboard?

I usually have German and English keyboard layouts on Ubuntu 20.04, but I recently started writing in Danish as well, and I can write most special letters (e.g. "æ" via AltGr-a, "ø"...
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System language (login screen display language) overwrites my user's language set by GNOME Settings after (re)boot

Edit 1: I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 20.04. I'm trying to set a display language for my user's session different from the system's language (login screen display language) but I've been unsuccessful so ...
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How to solve "Could not install the full language support in Ubuntu 20.04 " and install Hindi and Tamil languages?

I got an error image like this: How do I install Hindi and Tamil languages? Are there any other steps to install these languages in Ubuntu 20.04?
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Starting issue with UCBLogo

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.2 LTS inside 64 bit machines. Also, I often use Logo programming language. Since a while (I'm not sure when this issue started), I get this rare characters each time I start ...
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Ubuntu studio 20.04 fresh installation, can't complete language support installation

I've recently installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04. At every session start I get a popup saying that my language support is incomplete and gives me the option to solve it. So I go to language support, choose ...
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How do I get traditional chinese input with pinyin on Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm trying to find a pinyin input method for traditional chinese that works on Ubuntu 20.04. A lot of similar questions on askubuntu are from around 9 years ago, and the answers no longer seem to ...
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Hirsute hippo: Can't find Russian "phonetic keyboard" (ЯВЕРТЫ)

I believe Ubuntu 21.04 is "stable" as of today, but it has no Russian phonetic keyboard. All I can find in Hippo is the quaintly denominated "Russian (polyglot and reactionary)", ...
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Discs burned in Windows have different language filenames in Ubuntu

I've browsed these backups before and not had an issue with them [other than the rate a disc spins up, if at all], but now they're all given Chinese character filenames - it's probably a simple thing, ...
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Change location for man pages

Until Ubuntu 18.04, if you wanted to change the man pages location, you just have to execute something like this (depending on the desired language you wanted, in this case, spanish): sudo apt install ...
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How to install a language which is not shown under "installed languages"? [duplicate]

I need to use "Greek Polytonic". After installing Ubuntu 20.04 recently on my new computer, it does not show "Greek Polytonic" or any kind of Greek for that matter under "...
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Vietnamese spell check

Spell check in Ubuntu doesn't work for Vietnamese tone marks. The spell check for 'có' is not the same as the spell check for 'có'. The first (typed with Ubuntu) has this unicode: 111 006F o ...
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Belgian formats when choosing US language - regional & language settings issue

I have chosen to use English (United States) as system language. I'm in Belgium so I still want to use Belgian formats for dates, numbers and amounts. However, the only choice I have is German Belgian ...
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how to update languages manually

I have this message on kubuntu, but i want to resolve this manually in case this is some type of trojan.
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Cannot find Japanese(Mozc) or Japanese(Anthy) in 20.04

I want to type in japanese and therefore installed the Japanese language through settings. When I go to select the language, I can find the language Japanese, but cannot find the specific Japanese(...
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal - Input keyboard language

I'm looking for a way to write in Japanese so with the various characters like hiragana, kanji ecc.. So i tried to put Japanese as input source but it didn't work. I also found some tutorials on ...
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How do I get classical greek to work in Ubuntu?

I am using LaTeX to write academic books and papers, and I need to write some things in classical Greek. The material will be citations from authors who wrote classical Greek (the authors will, ...
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German language support not fully installed in Kubuntu 20.04 after installation

After installation of Kubuntu 20.04 with German install settings I noticed that parts of the system are still in English: a) Right-click on Desktop shows English menus b) Dolphin is in English c) ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 language support configuration not saved

language support - version: 0.204 - source: ubuntu-focal-main (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS) Installing language support on Kubuntu Desktop 20.04 (64 bit) from Discover software centre (not the terminal). ...
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U20.04 - Keyboard config stays in UK after all correct reconfig to US

I do all the settings selct for US kbd and locale but after reboot it still is configged for a UK kbd so hash and tilde are wrong etc. I did both the GUI and the CLI procedures and the GUI says it is ...
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What is the "nationality toggle" and how do I reset it?

While upgrading to ubuntu 20 I was asked to pick a key to enable "Nationality Toggles", I chose the Right ALT key. This Key now switches from English to another language. However, pressing the key ...
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Is Ubuntu also available in Latin language?

This sounds like a fun question, but as somebody who currently learns Latin asked me that, maybe there is indeed a Latin language pack for Ubuntu? That is, all system UI elements and also to possible ...
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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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Weird placeholder when I press the key to put accent in letter

I see this super weird placeholder when I press RIGHT ALT, the key that I use to put accent on letters. I would like to know if this is a bug, and if it can be fixed. That's what I see:
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Could not install the full language support

I am trying to install hangul (korean language) in Ubuntu 18.04 and it showed this error.
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Ubuntu 18.04 Can't change preference order of languages in language menu

I want to add English and Japanese to the languages on my computer so I can use an input method editor to switch from one keyboard to the other. I want to keep English as the main system language for ...
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IBus 1.5 seems fail in supporting Ubuntu 18?

I need IBus to type Vietnamese and Japanese so I installed engine ibus-bamboo and ibus-mozc for that need. However, none of engines actually work (even ibus-unikey is default engine for Vietnamese ...
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Getting the capslock to input foreign caracters and currency

I am having a lot of difficulty with Bionic Beaver inputting foreign characters and currencies. In the past I could easily change the settings to use [capslock] and then o"-->Ö, the came goes with [E-]...
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How do I setup a Japanese keyboard on Kubuntu 18.04 (Plasma 5) for a Logicool K750?

I'm new to Kubuntu, having switched from Mint Cinnamon in January, but I have been having problems trying to get my LogiCool K750 Keyboard working correctly. Logicool is the Japanese brand for ...
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Installing Hindi on Window Subsystem Terminal

I have tried sudo apt install fonts-indic However Hindi still shows up as { name: 'स्वास््य एवं स्वचछता', It suppose to show up as above. When I copy and paste, they show up fine.
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Is there any free email client that supports composing right-to-left emails?

I have been using Evolution. But it does not support right-to-left. The best one can do is to try "right alignment", but that does not type punctuation like dot and comma at the right place.
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Unable to toggle between input methods using Fcitx

I'm using fcitx for system input and I have more than one language installed. I cannot toggle between different languages with the correct hot key. Explicitly clicking the "input method" in the drop ...
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Marathi letter / rakaar symbol

I am having bit of difficulty typing the rakaar symbol in the marathi language of ubuntu keyboard (Marathi - Kagapa phonetic) Reference to this symbol is not found anywhere in the keyboard layout ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Not able to input any language other than English

I have installed Chinese(Simplified) and Japanese. I added both language to input source. I could change to any of the two in the up right corner. Yet when I type, it is still English. edit: output: ...
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Adding a language missing from the supported languages list

Is there any way (workaround) to add a language in Ubuntu 18.04, which is missing from the Install/Remove Languages list? I'm particularly interested in Armenian language. Thanks!
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What is the correct way to fix an assertion in loadlocale.c?

I have recently updated Ubuntu to 18.04. After this, issuing the command ld constantly failed with the following assertion: loadlocale.c:129: _nl_intern_locale_data: Assertion `cnt < (sizeof (...
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Terminal Not Working on 16.04 After Default Language Change

I just used the command below to change the default language on my calendar sudo localectl set-locale LC_TIME=en_US.utf8 After reboot, terminal is not working, let alone starting. I've tried using ...
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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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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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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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Japanese default input mode

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on my PC, I use Mozc to input Japanese. Its default input mode is direct input(input English), I need to change it to hirakana everytime after restarting PC. Can I make ...
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Tamil letters scrambled & overlapped in xfce4 terminal [duplicate]

Tamil progressively overlaps and combination letters (உயிர் மெய் எழுத்து) do not merge in Xfce4 terminal: Changing font and encoding doesn't help. how to overcome this?
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What is the difference between the Hindi keyboard layouts Bolnagri and Kagapa?

I am confused. What's the difference between these two Hindi keyboard layouts?
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How do I change the language on Kubuntu 18.04?

Actually I didn't quite know how to phrase this question. I already successfully changed the language of the OS through system settings (to Japanese in this case). I logged out then logged back in ...
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How to use mozc-jp in budgie?

I know in normal ubuntu when you have mozc-jp installed you click on it in the top panel to change between hiragana and katakana etc but that icon doesn't exist on budgie so how do I do it thanks for ...
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Google IME for Japanese Ubuntu 18.04 (Budgie)

Hello I got Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 and I wanna have Japnese keyboard input. So is there a way to install Google IME on ubuntu?
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too much charmaps in gnome-terminal

my own computer is based on UTF-8 encoding, but I have to manage (french) servers that are ISO-8859-15 based. So, using gnome-terminal to ssh, I oftenly have to switch from one encoding to the other. ...
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Language Support in 18.04 not working org.freedesktop.PolicyKitError.Failed

I believe that after upgrade to 18.04 Lubuntu I have a common root problem which affects many things. Looks like no application, which would require root privileges could open. For example, Synaptics ...
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How to install other languages on Libreoffice Snap

As you can imagine, I am trying to find a way to add Greek (or any other language) on LibreOffice (6.0.2) Snap. Currently the available languages for User Interface are 9 basic languages only. Any ...
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