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Avro phonetic isn't working on Ubuntu 20.04 for bengali typing

I have installed avro from official ubuntu store ( also tried installing it by using sudo apt install ibus-avro ) Still not getting desire output. Please have a look at the first image If I choose ...
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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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Is Ubuntu also available in Latin language?

This sounds like a fun question, but as somebody who currently learns Latin asked me that, maybe there is indeed a Latin language pack for Ubuntu? That is, all system UI elements and also to possible ...
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Change language in Ubuntu tty2 login mode

I have login problem of this kind: A start job is running for Hold until boot process finishes up (Xmin Xs/no limit) Do when I press Alt+Shift+F2, so it going to login page and the problem is that ...
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How to change core booting language of Ubuntu?

I just got stucked - I have nvme encrypted disk with my ubuntu 18.06 and after updating core (5.3.0-28-generic) I can't input password for uncryption correctly. The problem is that core loading with ...
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Mexico Spanish Not Available in 19.10

How can I install Mexican Spanish to Ubuntu (GNOME) 19.10? There seems to be only one regional version of Spanish (Spain) in Ubuntu 19.10. Is this going to be a thing moving forward? Is there another ...
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Font has been changed

why has the font of my terminal been changed?
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How to fix broken encoding in Wine application without changing OS language?

The application I am talking about is Worms Armageddon (WA). I'm running it under wine. Consider the following sequence: switch Ubuntu GUI language to Russian (and restart session) switch Ubuntu ...
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Unable to toggle between input methods using Fcitx

I'm using fcitx for system input and I have more than one language installed. I cannot toggle between different languages with the correct hot key. Explicitly clicking the "input method" in the drop ...
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Cryptsetup language default bug during upgrade. How do I change it back?

I upgraded from 18.04 to 18.10 and the default language for cryptsetup was switched from English to French (which is usually my second language on this computer). I changed back the language and ...
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why all Arabic regional formats uses US numerals

As language source is set to Arabic system should output ٠ ١ ٢ ٣ instead of 0 1 2 3, noting that my regional formats are set to Arabic (jordan)
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How do I change the language on Kubuntu 18.04?

Actually I didn't quite know how to phrase this question. I already successfully changed the language of the OS through system settings (to Japanese in this case). I logged out then logged back in ...
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Change keyboard back to English in command line from Cyrillic

I switched to Russian keyboard via loadkeys ru command and now cannot switch back. A directory and subsequent files I have are titled in Cyrillic characters and I am trying to get to them by a ...
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How do I change the system language to German in Ubuntu 16.04 via terminal?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with LXDE desktop: I'm trying to change the language to German, but I'm not sure how. Any advice for me?
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Ubuntu 17.10 is in French when I set English

I'd like to change the language of Ubuntu 17.10 to English (from French). I've changed it in the GNOME Settings: And: $ cat /etc/default/locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 I've logged out and rebooted but ...
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Romanised Japanese as a System Language

I'm currently trying to learn Japanese and people say the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it, I was hoping that it was possible to learn romanised Japanese before trying to work ...
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System font is unreadable. How can it be changed?

What can I do? I just updated from 17.04 to 17.10 and the following display error occurs, I do not know what it can be, I can not reinstall it right now. Is there any way to fix it?
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How do I download a english version [duplicate]

When I download Ubuntu to make a bootable USB, I get only a Chinese UBUNTU. How do I download a English version
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How can I rename the Desktop folder after changing the system language? [duplicate]

I just switched my Ubuntu system language from French to English. I have been asked if I wanted to create new folders (Desktop, Pictures, ...), I said yes. My old files were not moved, but now I have ...
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Language change in Ubuntu - files not transfered to new paths

Recently, I changed the system language in Ubuntu 16.04. from German to English. I was aksed whether I want to change the standard folder names from German to English (e.g. "Dokumente" to "Documents") ...
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How to use the ISU thousands separator (space)?

I have the Regional Formats set to "English (Ireland)" in my home system. However, this produces numbers with a coma as a thousand separator in all programmes dependent on this setting, e.g.:...
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Some chars can't be printed in standard output [duplicate]

I am using a server (by ssh) and as I am French I would like to be able to use characters such as "à", "ç" and "é". However they simply can't be printed in the standard output, whether when I press ...
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How add language by command-line? [duplicate]

I want to make a bash script which add language in System after re-install I don't want to use GUI (I know how to do it) May be anybody now how to do it by command-line ? P.S. Might I didn't say ...
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How to install GUI apps in one language and CLI tools in other language?

I want to have my desktop with GUI applications in spanish, but I really prefer to have the CLI tools in english. Is there a way to do that? My current workaround is using everything in english. That ...
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Can I install a German version of 16.04 in English?

I'm looking to upgrade from 13.10 to 16.04 LTS, and it seems the easiest way is to install it fresh, rather than 2 or 3 upgrades to reach 16.04. This is not a problem as I haven't really anything I ...
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System language; does it limit app availability in the built-in Ubuntu app program?

My system language is Danish. I'm new to Linux. I don't seem to have so many possible app choices. But the ones I have installed so far all have menus in Danish. Am I limiting my possibilities ...
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Where to put export LC_ALL=C? [duplicate]

I ran it once, but my terminal native language went back to Finnish. I've tried unsuccessfully .bashrc and .profile. I have followed the thread here about How to set all locale settings in Ubuntu. I ...
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Is it possible to modify Ubuntu source code to change system language to new language?

I am an a software engineer, student, and i wanted to do my project on Ubuntu. I want to add Tibetan language as system language on Ubuntu But do not know how to start. I know python, C++, C, CSS3, ...
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How can I change the language from UK to US?

My keyboard layout is UK, so I must keep the UK layout. How can I change the system language (including dictionaries in browsers, libreoffice, etc) to US English? I tried to change it from Language ...
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How to avoid strange characters with Internet downloaded file names

I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10, in my desktop PC, and Lubuntu 15.10, in my laptop. With both OS, I get strange characters into the downloaded file names from Internet. I mean, file names with spanish (...
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How to change language only for terminal

I'm using Arabic as the default language but there are some issues when displaying it in terminal. So I want to change the language only in terminal to English, how can I do that ?
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English Language with Euro as Currency

I want to use English as my system language but don't want to use the US American date format because it sucks. So I use English UK which comes with pound sterling as currency and a slightly less ...
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Running Ubuntu LiveCD with another language

When I loading from LiveCD I see Ubuntu with English but I need Russian. What do I need to do to switch to Russian?
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How to prevent Ubuntu automatically changing display language

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, my location is France. Ubuntu change displaying language automatically to french. I set it to English, it works for a moment and then it set automatically to french again. is ...
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Default system language issue

My default language is Polish. Sometimes when system loads, when I try to search something in web browser using polish letters (ąężźśćółń) I activate keyboard shortcuts (like normally ALT+A should ...
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Calling for executables not yet installed displays a message in German

Calling any executable which is not yet installed results in a message which is not easy to understand: $ tcl Der Befehl \xbbtcl\xab wurde nicht gefunden, meinten Sie vielleicht: Befehl \xbbtel\xab ...
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Keyboard style different from region language

I am booting ubuntu LTS in English from a USB-Stick, but the computer I am on has a German keyboard, so it is a real typing adventure. Is it possible to change the keyboard to German style and keep ...
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Can I permanently change the GUI language of a certain program to English?

Is it possible to make a permanent change to the GUI language of Cola Git GUI or git gui? I would like to have them both in English, whenever I start them. Is this possible? I know of the following ...
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Changed language to dutch and now my pictuers&documents folder is empty

I changed the language settings to Dutch in order to get grammar check in libre office. After reboot I got the question if the folder names also should be changed to Dutch. This shouldnt have any ...
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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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I cant use Ctrl+s to save in eclipse when language is not english

I cant use Ctrl+s or any other shortcuts in eclipse when language is not english, is it a bug with ubuntu or eclipse ? how can i fix it? it is very annoying when i am coding in eclipse.i have recently ...
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Automatically switch keyboard to match language of surrounding text

Is there a functionality in some Windows Writing applications that changes keyboard layout. like this: http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/word-help/turn-on-automatic-language-options-HA010354274.aspx#...
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Is there a Ubuntu in other languages (for example Russian)?

I would really like to move to Ubuntu and transfer all my gadgets (desktops, laptops, smartphones, etc.) to this wonderful operating system, but only one thing stops me - support of the Russian ...
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Does vim support unicode?

I recently changed my system language to Tamil (a language used in India) from English. While I was enjoying Ubuntu in Tamil, my favorite editor vim has run into an issue because of the system ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: wrong time; change system language

I have recently installed Xubuntu 12.04 on my rather old computer. Most of the things are fine but I have a couple of problems. During the installation I was asked to choose a language and I chose ...
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What is the program "Additional Drivers" (jockey-gtk) talking me about?

The program says: "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system" But it doesn't say if it is talking about graphical drivers only or what. Then, it lists two drivers: NVIDIA accelerated ...
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Make application automatically detect system language

What should an application developed under a Linux System like Ubuntu do so as to automatically detect the system language? There are applications, like Liferea that automatically change their ...
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