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Localization, also known as L10n, is the process of adapting internationalized software for a specific region or language by adding locale-specific components and translating text.

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prevent this window from appearing "Update standard folders to current language?"

I'm facing an issue on my Ubuntu system where a pop-up window keeps appearing with the message, "Update standard folders to current language?" I would like to prevent this window from ...
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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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I lost national signs after OS update

I have home server with Ubuntu Server 20.04. I used to have fonts with polish signs in console. But after some OS update I notice that I have some quirks in the places expected to have polish signs. ...
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Mirror servers lista, correct a translation

when using Ubuntu in Occitan the country on the mirror list is not correct for the United States, it shows "France", and France is correctly translated into "França". I couln't ...
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How does the 'Australian' keyboard layout differ to US?

As a geek in Australia, It had always been my understanding that all keyboards here were US keyboards. What are the differences, (if any) between selecting the Australian keyboard layout, from the US?
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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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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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How to type all Dutch letters (e.g. "ó") on using ibus + standard English keyboard? [duplicate]

How can one be able to type all contemporary letters in Dutch language on ubuntu or debian using ibus and a standard English qwerty keyboard? E.g., the letter "ó" in the word "vóór"...
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LibreOffice writer reverts date field to local format

I have a date field in my footer and I would like it to be shown in ISO 8601 date format and not the local format. I use right click -> Edit Fields... -> Format to change it and I saved my ...
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Where to find repository for Ubuntu language localization file source code?

Ubuntu supports a number of different user interface languages (e.g. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17528/change-the-user-interface-language-in-ubuntu/). Where can I find the git (or other) ...
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How to disable unused asiatic fonts?

I'm configuring Ubuntu 18.04 LTS PCs for a school in Italy, and I've seen that more than 200 fonts got installed as dependencies of ubuntu-desktop package. We don't need most of them, we don't ...
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Missing labeling of menu bar sections in german version of okular

I notice that in the german localisation of Okular, some headings in the menu bar are missing, instead they are saying "Kein Text" ("no text"), for example the File section at the left (it should say ...
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Month and Week names are lower case [duplicate]

"Dates & Times" for Brazil are lower case while other locations it is title case. I am using Ubuntu 18.04. Where should I report this issue? I still don't have an answer. Many languages have ...
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Cannot change language away from English

As can be seen from the above image, the Norwegian language option is not choosable. I cannot select, nor rearrange the options so that anything but the black text option is at the top. I have read ...
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Which font supports the most non-roman alphabets?

I am a graphic designer and I try to only have fonts installed that I'm using for a project, or for general use. I always end up uninstalling all these Thai, Chinese, Indian and other typefaces that ...
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Using MeCab plugin in MySQL

I'm trying to set up the MeCab fulltext search plugin for MySQL (5.7.17) on Ubuntu (16.04). However it's missing the libpluginmecab.so file, which is apparently "intentionally missing". I have MeCab, ...
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Portuguese accent on macbook air keyboard

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Macbook air with english keyboard. My UI is setup for portuguese but the portuguese accent is not working. Any known solution for that?
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What can I do if I want to help localize the Ubuntu official website for Hong Kong people?

I see that there is a simplified chinese version of the ubuntu official website for people in mainland China but no traditional Chinese version for people in Hong Kong (or Taiwan). If I want to help ...
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(un)localize help.ubuntu.com

I often help people here on Ask or on other international websites. In order to do so, sometimes I have to refer to the great guides on http://help.ubuntu.com . Problem is, my system is localized (in ...
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Are the field names localized in the file /var/lib/dpkg/status?

Are the field names localized in the file /var/lib/dpkg/status? I'm writing some code to parse the package names from the 'status' file. I need to know if the field names like "Package", "Status", ...
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How can I update my languages from the terminal?

After installing Ubuntu and updating the system, the first thing I usually do is make sure that all applications use the preferred locale. To do so, I start Language Support from the Dash which ...
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Caps lock key won't switch between Hebrew and alternative characters

I am very new to Ubuntu and I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 in English and than added Hebrew to it (as a second language). When I switch from English to Hebrew via Left-Alt+Shift (The combination I ...
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Marathi localization does not activate at start-up for libre office

When I start ubuntu, I see a list of all languages. I choose Marathi and expect to see marathi interface for libre office and other applications. The UI is still english. I have added a bug here... ...
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Localized libre-office in Ubuntu

When I boot from Ubuntu live CD, I can choose "Marathi" language. But firefox and libreoffice User Interface is still in English. How do I translate the menu options? Update: Here is how to set the ...
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How can I change the date format in the Lubuntu login screen?

I'd like to set a different format for the long date string I get at the top of the login screen in Lubuntu (15.04). How do I do that?
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Program in rc.local started not with standard localization

I have experienced that when I start my program during the start process with rc.local the format of the date does not correspond to the standard localization setting. When I execute the same program /...
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Change the time format for good on ubuntu server

I've noticed the date is misaligned, namely I got month day, hours and year, all mixed up - obviously I'm having the problem with the inverted date going as month-day-year. The ls command formats ...
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Missing localization of Ubuntu touch for Slovak language

I would like to translate the Ubuntu touch system into Slovak. How to do this ? Where to start ?
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How to install the Russian text in the functions of Picasa

How to install the Russian text in the functions of Picasa. When I installed the program in Windows, there was a Russian version of the default.
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Generating list of installed localization packages

I need to find out just the packages installed for current locales. That packages, which are installed if you open the Language support in the System settings after fresh installation of Ubuntu. They ...
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Use English for installation, but user language in installed Ubuntu

We would like to use the English language during the installation process. After that, we want to be able to add another language. We tried that by selecting English in the installation stage and ...
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KDE installer localization

I'm making a new Kubuntu remaster using Ubuntu Customization Toolkit (For fun, of course). It's supposed to be in localized and some extra packages are installed by default. The problem is that ...
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Nepali keyboard layout help in ubuntu

how to write गर्दै ni nepali using nepali keyboard ? When i type gr/d{ it shows गर्दई but i want गर्दै. Please guys help me to find out the problem.
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Window remembers selected language

Is there any way to remember selected language for particular window? For example: I typed text with language #1, then switch to another window - typed text with language #2, and then switched back ...
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Turn off localization in ubuntu

Okay so when I install Ubuntu and I set my timezone to Belgrade parts of the interface are in Serbian, Cyrillic. That annoys the hell out of me. Some programs are entierly in Serbian even though I ...
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Ubuntu in Israel?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu in Israel? Someone in Israel would use the hebrew keyboard and probably the Hebrew calendar. Is it therefore possible to use the Hebrew calendar in Ubuntu? Is it possible ...
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How to change month name to english? [duplicate]

My calender screenshot : How I can change to English day names or other things?
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Help with using Nepali Unicode Keyboard Layout ( Romanized ) and Language Support!

How do I type क्ष,त्र, ज्ञ, etc. with Nepali Keyboard layout enabled in Ubuntu? How do I localize my system to use Nepali Language and keyboard? देवनागरी यूनिकोड
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Polish KDE translation in Kubuntu 13.10?

How do I install new language in Kubuntu 13.10? I've chosen Poland as my country but only English language is available. I've already tried to search for "kde-l10n" in Muon (software center) but it ...
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clean install of Lubuntu 13.10 : firefox not localized

It seem's that Firefox intalled by default with Lubuntu 13.10 is not localized (in french for my case). I performed a clean install ( booting live on Usb key, and then installing, using french ...
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How to change the keyboard layout of LTSP clients in 13.10

I am trying to change the keyboard layout for ubuntu 13.10 ltsp clients. I edited /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/lts.conf (which was empty after the install). What works is de/german, but this is the ...
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Localised Unix shell?

Is it possible to get a localised Unix shell, for example, in japanese, arabic or hebrew? Since it should fit on a CD, I want to save space by using Byobu instead of a GUI. But I would like to have an ...
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How to change the Ubuntu Touch calendar to Hijri?

I want to change the calendar to Hijri Calender in the Ubuntu-Phone. How to change those month settings?
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Where can I get ubuntu in german

I am German. I would like to know where I can get a German version of Ubuntu.
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hindi fonts problem [duplicate]

I want to practise hindi typing, I have installed hindi fonts how ever when selecting fonts and trying to type in Hindi I get only English words following are snapshots You can see I have selected ...
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Why is the month and day of week always in English, even if the system language is Spanish?

I tried restarting, changing settings, etc, but as you can see, it is still in English. Edit: I downloaded the source for indicator-datetime; from what I can see, the problem may be deeper. GTK?
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Unity .desktop Actions internationalization and localization?

How can we translate Desktop Action Names? Is it supported by quickly, launchpad?
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How do I get localized names of application in python?

This code gives me only English application name if .desktop file does not have "Name[*]" options (like in totem.desktop) but only "X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain: totem": from gi.repository import Gio app =...
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How do I find projects in specific source language in Launchpad Translations?

I want to participate in Launchpad Translations. I'm an expert in Spanish and German. Is it somehow possible to find projects that are originally written in either Spanish or German and have to be ...
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Ubuntu Localization

We are a language translation company and a strong believer in Ubuntu as we use it internally for almost everything. Some of our clients have asked us for software recommendations (OS in particular) ...
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