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vim misbehaves on UTF-8 APL text

I have a problem editing APL text comments in vim. gedit and friends work fine, and vi/vim worked fine until a release or two ago of Ubuntu, currently 22.04. If I cursor down past an APL comment ...
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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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Gnome works in different locale than /etc/default/locale

Hello I have problem with status bar in Ubuntu 20.04 showing date in German while I have locale set to Czech both in Ubuntu settings and in /etc/default/locale. There is: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=...
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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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Why I cannot write accent marks in the comments of the documents, both from LibreOffice and from any pdf editor?

When I write a comment on a Libreoffice document, e.g. Writer, or even in any pdf editor like Okular, I can't get the accents. However, in the body of the text of a LO-Writer document, or even in a ...
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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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DNS server (and reverse proxy) with Ubuntu

I have a bunch of Docker containers running on my Ubuntu server. Each one is accessible within the local area network via IP address and port. Is there any way to setup a local DNS server for each one ...
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Error in using the Local version of jupiter Notebook (raise JSONDecodeError("Expecting value")

I have tried to install Jupiter IDE as local on my PC base of this post and this. So, I have tried to run below code: conda run jupyter notebook --NotebookApp.allow_origin='https://colab.research....
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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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Cannot run web-greeter irror showing

I installed web-greeter from the instruction mentioned here How can I install lightdm-webkit2-greeter? The webgreeter installed succesfully but when i run it within my desktop session as mentioned ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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