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Problem with locale at boot

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS I have a script which does: locale >> /root/testlocal.txt and is run by rc.local and this provides the following information LANG=en_GB.utf8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE=&...
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Running an app under specific locale "formats"

I know you can use export LANG=xx_XX.UTF8 to run a program under specific locale, but regional settings in Linux/Ubuntu also feature "Formats" option. Is there a way to run an app under ...
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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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Gnome Locale settings don't seem to work in 22.04.3 LTS

I set the Formats to UK in Settings>Region&Language.Formats. On the preview it shows the date as 12 Dec but as you can see on the attached, at the top of the desktop the date is shown as Dec 12....
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Disable man / nroff's mangling of quotes and dashes

TDLR: How do I disable the magic parsing of the ' and the - inside of foo-bar: ❯ echo "\'hello\' --foo-bar" | nroff ´hello´ ‐‐foo‐bar ^ ^ ^ are not the original input Long: My man ...
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Evolution Alarm Notifier and Calendar show wrong date format (US)

Ubuntu 23.04 Language: United Kingdom (not American!) Formats: German In both, drop down calendar and alarm notifier, I expect something like "24.12.2023" or "24/12/2023". Instead:...
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ROS/ROS2 installation on Ubuntu jammy main - Error - jammy release does not have a release file, How to rectify this issue? [duplicate]

sdrs@sdrs-ThinkCentre-M90p:~$ locale # check for UTF-8 sudo apt update && sudo apt install locales sudo locale-gen en_US en_US.UTF-8 sudo update-locale LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 ...
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"Enable 'ja_JP.UTF-8' and 'en_US.UTF-8' locales on your system" How do i do this?

I am trying to follow the instructions on this site: https://lutris.net/games/touhou-06-embodiment-of-scarlet-devil/ where it says "Enable 'ja_JP.UTF-8' and 'en_US.UTF-8' locales on your system&...
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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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Fixing the wrong encoding of filenames

I have a Linode server running Ubuntu 22.04. When I log in through SSH and download files with "Sinhala" language in their names, they show up correctly in the terminal, and I can compress ...
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what is the local when rc.local is run

I have a java webapp which is auto started via rc.local which uses jasper to generate a pdf which has currency symbols. The currency symbol used is '$' when I start the app from root manually it ...
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issues with locales

i use Ubuntu 23.04 ‘Lunar Lobster’ as my os and i'm trying to open rofi but i got (process:24596): Rofi-WARNING **: 01:06:51.568: Failed to set locale. so it seems it has a thing with locales after ...
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Kubuntu Wrong Date Locale

Kubuntu 23.04 Issue: the date in the taskbar and sometimes in some places in the settings is displayed in the wrong locale. I live in Georgia (not the US state). I tried many many times to modify the ...
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How do I change my locale?

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop version and i need help regarding formatting of locale. In short I need help on creating a locale that fits my needs as so: date should be given as: Monday, 24th ...
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ubuntu 23.04 overwrite my personal .Xmodmap settings

I have been using personal .Xmodmap keyboard settings since Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 20.04. But in Ubuntu 23.04 the OS constantly overwrites these settings by LOCALE ones and I need to restart them by &...
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Locale Problem Kubuntu 23.04 / Thunderbird 102.10.0

I'm using Kubuntu 23.04 and Thunderbird 102.10.0 and am experiencing some inconsistencies regarding the date format used in the list of emails. In Thunderbird the dates are displayed in US format with ...
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What files need to be copied into Ubuntu docker image to support da_DK.UFT-8 locale?

We have a docker image which runs Newman queries against a backend to verify things are as expected. Now we have a new need to test that a response containing Danish characters is sorted correctly in ...
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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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KUbuntu 22.04.1, where are these locale variables set?

First time using KUbuntu (22.04.1 LTS); used to use Mate & LUbuntu before. This is the rxvt-unicode that I'm used to: This is the new rxvt-unicode in Ubuntu 22.04.1 that I'm having: Found the ...
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Fixing 40/60 Catalan/English translation in Flameshot when locale is set to Norwegian!

I use Flameshot for capturing screenshot and I noticed the configuration was in some unknown language. After deciding it was not Italian (too many x's), I am pretty sure it is Catalan (regional ...
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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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Kannada Font not using the font I suggest

I have a file 10-sub.conf which I'm using to substitute font for specific locales: (made using this answer) <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"&...
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Switch chrome time inputs to 24h format, still using English language

I would like to have the 24h time input (instead of 12h AM/PM format) format for <input type="time"> HTML elements, without switching the full system language to German. My settings ...
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Ubuntu: ubuntu error when find etc/profile

Questions: I just get stuck in the loading page with error showing. It shows me that line-2 have some errors. Therefore, i kept being locked out. I have tried apt upgrade apt update apt reinstall base-...
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Unknown locale message on new Ubuntu 20.04 installation

Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS Server system producing a weird error message about a locale. Server 20.04: $ LC_ALL=en_US.ISO8859-1 en_US.ISO8859-1: unknown locale $ echo $LC_ALL en_US.UTF-8 I have one script ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 WSL 2 has problem rendering characters

I have enabled WSL on my Windows Version 10.0.19043.1889, installed Ubuntu Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. After installation, WSL was set on version 1: wls -l -v NAME STATE VERSION * ...
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Cannot add english locale for my country (CH)?

I like having my system in English, but I hate this absurd 12h AM/PM system. So I wanted to configure the locales for Switezrland. I found this en_CH repo and then : $ sudo locale-gen Generating ...
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Some Flatpak apps do not display the right Locale/Language on ubuntu 22.04

Flatpak: 1.12.7 Ubuntu: 22.04 Hi. My locales are not respected on SOME flatpak apps. My system has both English and French locales installed. [Steps to reproduce] Install Rhythmbox with flatpak ...
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Kubuntu 22.04 with Arabic hints in console

I changed my locale settings to English US in Kubuntu 22.04, but still some system hints in Arabic as shown in the next screenshot of console: The installation language was English too. The only ...
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Mismatched charset while executing application on Windows and Wine (Ubuntu)

We have a small exe client application that used for loading the scanned images from the remote sources, what we need to do is enter the address from the images to specific text box and submit. The ...
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How to Reinstall Keyboard in Kubuntu (Wrong Layout) for CSA keyboard (CAN/CSA Z243.200-92) aka: Canadian Multilingual

Can I download a new keyboard definition for the layout Canadian Multilingual (CSA keyboard) ? It's not what I am used to and as one might guess it is pretty annoying. Even if I select the same ...
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locale shows different settings for root user

I'm confused about the locale settings on my system. I have an Ubuntu 20.04.3 server that I connect to via Putty. I'm root on the system (I know. Stupid idea. But I'm just setting this up and then I ...
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persisting locale

I want my web browser, terminal emulator, and nautilus to show in English, and I tried to set english system-wide in language support, but it didn't change except the date on the top and the gray ...
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How to unlink language and regional settings [duplicate]

I want my Ubuntu 20.04 set up with US English language settings, but my formats force me to use Dutch or German (mixing up the languages on my system). I just need US Language settings with Belgian ...
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Libreoffice Snap doesn't have Hebrew Locale [duplicate]

Installing latest candidate snap package of Libreoffice (latest/candidate 7.2.4.1) within Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS doesn't show many languages, e.g. Hebrew When installing the Flatpak version (7.2.4.1) or ...
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Where can I find language source strings that are displayed in terminal for messages, warnings, errors etc

There are 2 variants of language mixed up together and I'd like to see if some changes could be made. Strings that you can see in terminal as an output when you run a command like for example sudo apt ...
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SMB Mounting problem with german Umlauts

I am switching several Computers from Windows to Ubuntu 20.04 and have a problem with a very, very old SMB Server i have to connect to. That Server is running Samba V2.2.5 and is configured to use ...
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variable expansion problem [duplicate]

I'm running lubuntu 20.04 bare installation no docker involved. env | grep -i shell SHELL=/bin/bash whenever I try to let expand system variablen like $HOME auto complete is not working correct. ...
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I can't get rid of russian language in OS interface [duplicate]

I set up my kubuntu 21.04 with the English interface by default, cause I prefer the original version, but with russian regional settings (date, currency etc). As the result of some experiments I've ...
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Where has en_SE gone in 21.10?

I had a Kubuntu system (actually many) set up with en_SE.UTF-8 because it's the only locale that has: english, metric, YYYY/MM/DD and a few other non-stupid things. It was working great. Then this ...
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Locale error when building Petalinux project

I am trying to build petalinux project but I faced this error shaden@shaden-Swift:~/Documents/PetalinuxProjects/1/xilinx-zcu102-2018.2$ petalinux-build [INFO] building project [INFO] sourcing ...
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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 do I get "user locale names folders"

I`m writing a script to config a shared zfs partition, independent of which OS distro I decide to boot; To do so I have to store then locale Names of current User who runs the script, which depends of ...
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How to set first day of week to be Monday?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 and have my locale/region set to US. I want to keep my region to US but only change the first day of week to Monday. How could I do this?
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How to edit UTF-8 files with vim

How can I edit UTF-8 files with vim? There is a problem with german special characters like 'Ä', 'ü'. There are some in the comments. vim shows Ã~D instead of 'Ä' and ü instead of 'ü' then. (I hope ...
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How to make gnome-calculator accept comma as thousand separator?

I want to make gnome-calculator works with an input number that has commas inside as thousands separator, currently, gnome-calculator auto subtracts all the numbers following the first comma. My ...
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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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Firefox shows symbols instead of letters

I upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and now Firefox shows symbols instead of letters. I tried to update locales and clear system font cache, none of that helped. Did a clean Firefox install and it's ...
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php NumberFormater locale

My PHP $MoneyFormat = new NumberFormatter('en_US.utf8', \NumberFormatter::TYPE_CURRENCY); print $MoneyFormat->format(5.12); gives me 5.12E0 Why is that? I expect of course $5.12 If I change the ...
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