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I am missing the language and keyboard layout selection when starting Xubuntu 24.04 from the ISO image. How can I select them?

I have downloaded an ISO image of Xubuntu 24.04 LTS like this: wget https://cdimages.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/noble/daily-live/current/noble-desktop-amd64.iso I also downloaded the files SHA256SUMS and ...
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How can I switch the language while renaming a file without reset to its origin name?

I have two languages on Ubuntu 22.04. When I'm trying to switch to another language by using shortcuts while renaming a file, the file gets out of the editing mode to its default name. After switching ...
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24.04 System Language Will Not Change

I am pretty new to Ubuntu so please bear over with me if stupid question. I have installed Jammy Jellyfish on a new computer to my girlfriend, but in the system settings it will not change the ...
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Date format in Firefox / Ubuntu

In web pages rendered in Firefox 125 on Ubuntu 24.04, I'd like dates to have format yyyy-mm-dd. So should use that format for display. Now I see mm/dd/yyyy. In Firefox Language is English (UK). In ...
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Urdu Fonts Display Issue on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS - Seeking Solutions

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS and encountering issues with Urdu fonts. In various applications such as browsers and text editors, many Urdu words appear broken and fail to join properly. I've attached ...
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How do I install a new language and enable it from the command line?

This seems to be undocumented. The problem is that I have a headless server, which was minimally installed with one language, but must be reconfigured to a second language; I need to script this ...
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Switching language without restarting?

I'm learning a new language and I'd like to be able to switch my system language to better immerse myself. I've installed the new language pack, but I noticed Gnome requires you to logout and restart ...
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Unknown Symbol Appear in the application window in Ubuntu 22.04.3

I have installed Ubuntu 22.04.3 on my Windows 11 system using Oracle VirtualBox. But when I open some apps, these symbols are appearing: What do I do?
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Pinyin Chinese Input 20.04.3

I've read through a number of posts on the forum and guides elsewhere, but none of them have my exact issue or offer solutions that work. I have a fresh Ubuntu 20.04.3 installation and need to be able ...
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home folders automatic translation Dolphin

I bought a new laptop with ubuntu studio 23.10 installed (in Belgium). There seems to be a problem with an automatic translation of (important) file and folder names. I can't understand if this is ...
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Comma appears in front of last typed word in IBus Pinyin input method

I'm using the IBus Chinese "Intelligent" Pinyin input method to enter Chinese characters. However, I noticed a problem when entering punctuation: While entering a Chinese word and NOT ...
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Unable to Input Chinese Characters Using Pinyin

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04, and I'm trying to input Chinese characters using ibus and/or ibus-pinyin. The problem I face is that, no matter what input methods I try to switch to, I never see the expected pop-...
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Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS language pack installed, BUT inserting specific letters does not work

As you can see in the below image the additional language pack is installed. The switch works, but inserting the Romanian specific letters from the keyboard does not work. I am using the same version ...
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Create keyboard shortcut to type special characters missing because of different physical and software language keyboard layout

I have an English QWERTY keyboard, however I want to type in Spanish/Catalan layout. I am having problems with the angle brackets (< and >) because in the Spanish layout there is a specific ...
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How do you add a language in glibc.git if the ISO 639-2 code does not exist for it?

I want to add translations for Colognian (https://translations.launchpad.net/+languages/ksh) in the Ubuntu Launchpad. For this, I have to create an Ubuntu translation team. In order to do this, I have ...
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How do I set the system locale to English (India) rather than English on Ubuntu 23.04?

I want my system locale to be English (India) rather than English. I tried the kernel command line option locale.LANGUAGE=en_IN.UTF-8 when booting. However, the Writer application in the LibreOffice ...
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How can I write japanese characters?

I'm not Japanese but I'm learning the language and I want to know how to write these characters. I already searched how to do it and found Ibus-anthy but it's seriously buggy for me for some reason. ...
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How to change super + space menu item position to stay consistent?

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04. When using super+space to switch languages, the small menu that pops up in the middle of the screen always has the current language centered, meaning that the position of the ...
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How to change language in Darktable from Ubuntu

Darktable language inexplicably changed itself to Czech The darktable FAQ says it uses the OS's language.. but my OS's language is English. So where could it be getting the idea it should be Czech? It ...
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Can't switch keyboard layout in terminal (Lubuntu 20.04)

I am using a bilingual version of Lubuntu 20.04. In virtual console the primary layout should be English, but I can't switch language to English - it is always secondary one so virtual console is ...
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Remove specific character from compositor

My keyboard settings are set to "US, alt. intl" and something that bothers me is that whenever I try to write words like "we've" I end up writing "weǘe" because '+v ...
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How to switch to English in BusyBox?

my computer goes to busybox and (apparently) the keyboard is stuck on hebrew, therefore, i can not enter lowercase english letters and hebrew coms out as squares, how can I switch to English?
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How to build a language pack for endangered languages?

I want to learn how to build language packs to preserve and advertise endangered languages. It can also be of great help for conlangers.
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All GNOME parts are showing in English even if the Language is “Chinese (China)”

All GNOME parts are showing in English even if the Language is “Chinese (China)”, except GDM. I tried to switch languages in gnome-control-center for many times, but it does not take any effects. (...
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How to prevent focus from window on top when switching language

I'm surprised that I didn't find a solution for that online. Or in configs, actually. The setup is that I have a different language on every window, and I have a window (terminal) set to be on top. ...
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On Ubuntu 22.04 LTS how to set a keyboard layout that matches a Japanese keyboard but inputs English characters?

I have a Japanese keyboard and am running Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS (Arm64). I cannot find a matching keyboard layout for typing English. All the English keyboard options I've tried have much of the ...
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How to change language on Opera snap on Ubuntu 22.04

How to change language on Opera snap on Ubuntu 22.04?
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Languages ; keyboard set up etc

I have a new [refurbed] Lenovo Yoga. It’s sold as UK and has a physical UK keyboard. It was shipped from Germany. The BIOS is written in English. I can see no language options in the BIOS. When I ...
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How can I change the language of packages from other distros?

I installed some programs from other distributions, such as gnome-disks (Ubuntu/Gnome) or mintstick (Linux Mint/Cinnamon) on my Kubuntu (Ubuntu/KDE) system. Unfortunately, they couldn't adapt their (...
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KUbuntu 22.04.1, fcitx Chinese input cannot be triggered out of the box

First time using KUbuntu (22.04.1 LTS); used to use Mate & LUbuntu before, which my fcitx Chinese input had been working fine. However, With KUbuntu 22.04.1 LTS, my fcitx Chinese input is not ...
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Chinese Chewing input method does not work on Ubuntu 22.04

I apt-ge installed ibus-chewing and reboot the machine. Now I can type Chewing in Ubuntu search bar, but not else where. I tried LibreOffice writer,Firefox browser,and gedit. I can only type English ...
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Cannot set libreoffice UI to another language from DEBS

After first installing the base libreoffice packages, and then installing the local language packages as intended in the documentation, I am sadly unable to select the desired language in the user ...
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Set date in English but leave region untouched

I am living in Belgium, Flanders and my setup of Ubuntu is in English. Though, my date and days are in Dutch. Is there a way to set it in English also, but leave my region untouched? Thanks!
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Spotify language settings

i installed Spotify from the Ubuntu Snap Store but it was only installed in English and i cannot change the language to German. The settings point is shown greyed. I also tried to install it from the ...
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Not able to type Hangul letters

I would like to occasionally type some hangul letters by pressing SUPER+SPACE and select "Korean" input. But I am not able to make it work yet on Ubuntu 22.04. When I press SUPER+SPACE I can ...
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How to separate language from time format?

I want to set a custom time format or the time format specific to my localisation but I want to keep the names of days and months in English. How can I set it to something like YYYY-MM-DD, Monday, 20:...
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Where can I find a list of the languages supported by Ubuntu in the UI?

Where can I find a list of the languages supported by Ubuntu in the UI? I find this list https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=language-pack but it strikes me as incomplete because there is no ...
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Keyboard layout conflict with Ubuntu Budgie 22.04.1

I upgraded Ubuntu Budgie from 20.04 to 22.04.1. Previously, I had configured in the settings dialog that I can switch between the keyboard layouts "DE" and "NO", which worked ...
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French language pack installed, but no French dictionary available, Firefox 108.0.1 (64 bits)

Firefox 108.0.1 (64 bits) French language pack installed (see below picture) When I right click on a textarea, I shoud have 'French dict', but there's nothing. What I missed to have French ...
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22.04: language indicator doesn't represent currently selected language

I have 3 languages in my system. The language icon in the top right corner should represent the currently selected one. Instead, it keeps being "EN" despite me switching the language; and ...
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German Macintosh keyboard missing on Ubuntu 22.04 German

I'm trying to select the german Macintosh keyboard layout on my Ubuntu 22.04 machine, the system language is set to german too but there is no keyboard layout available. There are many other languages ...
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How can I set Region & Language format from command line? [duplicate]

I tried sudo update-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8, but it does not change the Format. What I do manually to fix it: Open settings Go to Region & Language From Formats, select the current format From ...
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How can I install support for the Yoruba language?

I need my Ubuntu to support a language called Yoruba. The instructions are available for Ubuntu 12.04 on the below link. https://www.thelinuxfaq.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-12-04-lts-precise-pangolin/language-...
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How to change the default facing font for a language in Ubuntu 22.10?

I'm no fan of the Arabic interface font on Ubuntu, and I would like to change it. However, I don't readily see any option to do that. How can I change the default font for a particular language (like ...
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Keyboard layout missing after upgrade to 22.04

On 20.04 I used to have 3 keyboard layouts: German, German(neo, QWERTZ) and Japanese (Mozc). After upgrading to 22.04 I still have both German options in the login screen (I still don't have Japanese, ...
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Keyboard language

I have a problem with Ubuntu version 20.04.5, only accept english language in keyboard. I need to change it for portuguese language. When I installed Ubuntu, all languages were removed automatically. ...
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How to have Alt+Shift shortcut for language switching and be able to use other shortcuts that contain Alt+Shift combination keys?

I configured language switching by Alt + Shift combination by means of Ubuntu Tweeks. But after that other shortcuts that include Alt and Shift keys stopped working. For example, Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ...
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How to fix the error 'waiting for apt-get to exit'?

When I was installing another language in settings of Gnome on Ubuntu, system gave the message - 'Waiting for apt-get to exit'. How can I fix the error, and install the language in GNOME settings?
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Problem with keyboard layout after a Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS upgrade

I had no problem with the keyboard languages. Then I performed an upgrade to 22.04. Everything appeared fine. I even was asked to change the key shortcut to "shift+alt". But, when I change ...
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Problem with switching to next language using the keyboard

I have two languages installed. English and my mother tongue (let's say Italian, as an example). I've configured to change language with Alt + Shift from Switching to another layout of Additional ...
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