Questions tagged [locale]

a way of customising messages to be suitable for different languages

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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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Can't enter Turkish characters into terminal after reboot

Just rebooted my system and magically (well probably I did something bad or something become corrupt but I don't know how or when) can't enter turkish characters to terminal. I can enter it everywhere ...
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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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why lubuntu upgrade compile so many locales

recently I upgraded my Lubuntu with apt-get upgrade, and I notice that "setting up locales" process takes quite long because it generates quite many locales for languages that's not used in ...
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Where to translate menu from right click on desktop

I'm switching from Ubuntu MATE to Ubuntu raw and I've noticed that the menu when right-clicking is not translated in my locale. What component could I help translate at Launchpad? Also the icon "...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 set locale to Hebrew

I'm using PuTTY and I've created locale following guides, and something just not working there.. I used commands like localectl set-locale LANG=he_IL.utf8 LANGUAGE="he_IL:he" Running test ...
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how to install locale WITHOUT any additional packages?

I've installed several locales with sudo /usr/share/locales/install-language-pack %localename% Works fine. But now ubuntu bombarding with notifications about missing language packages on every ...
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Non english file names not shown or incorrectly on Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Non english files are not shown at all or shown incorrectly on many programs. But Dolphin show them fine. What the problem? Dolphin shows file. Double Commander does not show any files. Midnight ...
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python3's print doesn't display non ASCII unicode characters on terminal (What else should I check ?)

A friend of mine wanted to print a character table on his terminal emulator in linux, and was surprised that he couldn"t print characters above 126(~). Trying it on my computer (He has Ubuntu and ...
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Howto reset locale-settings for new users system wide to another locale

Installing Ubuntu 20.04 I chose English US as my default language but the keyboard layout as German. One of the next screens presented a world map with timezones to choose from. I clicked into it for ...
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Properly setting the system language to English but with Swedish locale settings

So ever since I installed Kubuntu on the computer I'm using right now I've had locale issues, which I'll admit is nothing new or unique to Ubuntu/Linux. I'm trying to set things up so that my keyboard ...
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Adding a Google account via GNOME returns an error

I've been attempting to connect my school Google Drive account to my computer (I'm connected via my personal email). Here are the steps: Click on Google in the Online Accounts tab Type in my email ...
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Accented characters not displayed in ssh session

I'm using kubuntu 20.04 on my desktop and after a fresh install I have an strange behavior when I connect to all of my servers: the files contents with accented characters are not displayed. For ...
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How to manage translations of help pages in debian packaging?

I am trying to create debian package for an upstream source (which has not been debian packaged yet), and want to know if help pages translated in a new locale can be automatically configured in the ....
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Is is possible to change one regional setting for Wine applications - use decimal dot instead of comma for numbers?

On my Ubuntu MATE1 18.04 LTS I use various applications driven by Wine and/or PlayOnLinux. I see that for example Word 2007 think that I have comma as decimal number separator, this breaks some field ...
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locale-gen generates not selected locales

I found, that on my home server, running Ubuntu Server 18.04, I've selected quite a few locales, I actually don't need. I only want en_US.UTF-8 and de_DE.UTF-8, since the whole system is configured to ...
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Personalise formats

(I'm new to Linux and to Ubuntu) In Settings I can choose a "locale" which then determines how dates, numbers etc. are formatted. But there is no locale corresponding to what I need, and I ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 Live, locale set to aa_DJ, when bootoption tells to setup with locale de_DE

i tried to PXE boot Ubuntu 20.10 Live from ubuntu-20.10-desktop-amd64.iso (2020-10-22 14:31) using the following additional boot options for setting up locale and keyboard layout: debian-installer/...
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How to fix Can't find bundle for base name ncs_rest_sim, locale en_us when running devspace simulator on Ubuntu

I Am trying to install devspace simulator on ubuntu 20.10 with java version "1.8.0_271" and I get the following error when I run it: HTTP ERROR 500 Problem accessing /. Reason: Can't find ...
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Is it possible to set your locale for specific games / programs when running via Proton in Steam?

I've got a few visual novels and light Japanese RPGs I'm attempting to play, and while entirely functional, the Japanese characters are displaying as boxes, which depending on the situation is ...
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Getting error “pathname cannot be converted from utf-8 to current locale” while extracting a zip file in ubuntu 20.04

When I am trying to unzip a file "Desktop.zip" I am getting below error as shown in figure: I have made this zip file in ubuntu 20.04. Then downgraded to 18.04 and tried to unzip here. I am ...
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apt help text and messages in wrong language

I am having a system with mixed locale. Text languages are set to English, number formatting, currencies etc are set to German. This works very well with the only exception of apt. All messages and ...
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I ran some lines in terminal by accident and am worried I messed things up

I ran some lines that were supposed to be run in a Digital Ocean droplet in the terminal on my machine, and got some glitches in the VScode terminal (don't know if they're related). Can someone tell ...
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Can't get unicode characters to display on Ubuntu Server 20.04.1

I'm running Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 (no GUI) and want to be able to see unicode characters in the terminal. Just to be clear: I'm not SSHed into it, the terminal I'm using is the one directly on the ...
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Why is “Region and Language” missing from the `gnome-control-center`?

I'm a sysadmin charged with maintaining user accounts on a Ubuntu 18.04 system. All of these unprivileged users use Gnome as their primary desktop manager, but none of them are able to change their ...
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After update to ubuntu 20.04 problems with displaying characters

locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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Terminal not launching in ubuntu 18.02

My terminal stopped launching suddenly. I tried running in vscode terminal sudo gedit /usr/bin/gnome-terminal and it returned No protocol specified Unable to init server: Could not connect: ...
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locales (UTF-8) are not set as expected

Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS is installed on my virtual machine. When I use PuTTY to login, I get the following output: karsten@v38xxx:~$ who am i karsten pts/0 Jun 26 10:14 (87.175.23.xx) karsten@...
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How can I set LibreOffice to use ISO 8601 date format?

I need LibreOffice to use ISO 8601 date format, but it falsely shows MM/DD/YY when it should correctly be showing YYYY-MM-DD. To reproduce I do: Open a new LibreOffice document and choose Insert->...
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How to use use period (.) as decimal separator in Qalculate / qalc?

I use Qalculate! as my calculator tool. It comes with a command-line companion tool "qalc". I discovered that it uses comma "," as decimal separator in numbers. Because the comma ...
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How to unset the Locale in LXQt?

I have always had problems with locale settings overriding one another. So now, to keep things simple, I want my user under LXQt to simply use the system-wide locale settings and not override anything....
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Kubuntu 20.04: non-english filename characters show as question marks on usb sticks mounted through the terminal

... but show correctly if the usb stick is mounted through dolphin. The usb stick is formatted in fat32 and has personal data files copied from a windows7 system. Is there a way to show the ...
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xfce open save dialog box pathbar does not show buttons in Chinese

I am using xfce on my linux box. As the screen capture shows, the pathbar in any open save dialog box shows only directory name but not the button. That makes it hard to read. And my GUI language is ...
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start Ubuntu 18.04 an error : end kernel panic -not syncing: attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x0000000b occurs by stack smashing detected

I downgraded my Ubuntu 18.10 to 18.04 today. After rebooting and logining the downgraded 18.04, I met an error as follows: Then I ran the following commands in the terminal hoping to fix it. sudo apt ...
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Create desktop shortcut with locale change at runtime

I have a wine application I need to run in Chinese locale. It works properly from terminal with: LC_ALL=zh_CN wine '.wine/path_to_program/program.exe' and my desktop shortcut works with Command set ...
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how can I change the locale shown on the login screen of lubuntu

I just installed Lubuntu 20.04 in VirtualBox and applied available updates/upgrades. It all works well enough but even though I've checked the locale is correct for UK english, the login screen still ...
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set system-language to english: apt showing messages in spanish

I installed ubuntu, using english as a language. Then I added spanish, meant to be used by another user. Now whenever I do something in apt the messages are in spanish This is the content of my ...
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Ubuntu datetime locale on login screen

I've installed Ubuntu 19.10, language/locale/formats are set in US/en. And everything seems to work OK, except datetime language on login screen (when I turn on my laptop and see fields for user/...
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Manually Editing Locale for Caja

I am British, using en_GB under MATE desktop - but I HATE HATE HATE the renaming of Trash to 'Rubbish Bin' in my locale. I consider it patronising and pointless, given the internal naming of all the ...
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I got an error immediately after login into ubuntu

I don't know what went wrong but I stuck into this difficult situation where I login into system and immediately I get this message as shown into image. I did try every possible solution on internet, ...
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I'm having a problem with locale and locale-gen in Ubuntu

I'm having some trouble with locale settings. I'm getting an error like this when I type locale in terminal: $locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: ...
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special character key comes with noname instead of letter on xev

KeyRelease event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x2600001, root 0x269, subw 0x0, time 25839746, (517,242), root:(622,350), state 0x0, keycode 254 (keysym 0x11f, (no name)), same_screen YES, ...
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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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How to easily get rid of all of the unused locales?

It annoys me to have locales on my system that I will never use. Its wasted space and inefficient. Is there a way I can get rid of them permanently and have it only in USA English and Metric option?
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manpath: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct

When I ssh into an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 18.04, I get this error: manpath: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct I tried this but this didn't fix it: sudo locale-gen "...
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Ubuntu shows incorrect Thai language with 'ls' command

Ubuntu shows filenames in Thai language incorrectly. $ locale LANG=th_TH.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="th_TH.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="th_TH.UTF-8" LC_TIME="th_TH.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="th_TH.UTF-8" ...
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“X does not support your locale” error when running keepass2 [closed]

I am trying to run a password manager (Keepass2) that was working alright yesterday, until I started trying to tweak it to use the system-wide shortcut keys for auto-typing. I am working on Debian 10. ...
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Cannot open Gnome Terminal after “LANG=en_US.UTF-8 bash”

Please help a begginer. I tried to change my terminal output language with this command I found online "LANG=en_US.UTF-8 bash" (from Finnish to English). However after that I cannot open the Gnome ...
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Font has been changed

why has the font of my terminal been changed?

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