After a new install of Linux Mint Debian Edition I have some words unlocalized to my native language:

language missing

most in Czech, some words in English.

Whenever I've installed Ubuntu/Linux Mint this always happened, but then I just clicked on "language center" and it automaticilly asked me if I want to install the remaining language packages.

language support (this is a an ubuntu screen, but it was almost the same thing on Linux Mint)

However, on the new Linux Mint Debian Edition (with MATE) I cannot find that language support window. It's not in the Control Panel. How can I install the remaining packages?

  • btw I am not afraid of any console solution - I just dont know which packages to download...
    – tsusanka
    Commented Apr 26, 2013 at 10:35

1 Answer 1


The easiest thing to do would be to open Synaptic, the package manager (sudo synaptic) and search for "Czech". You can do the same thing from the command line (which is easier to post here) as follows:

sudo apt-cache search czech

The last command returns a list of 59 packages on my system, the ones you need are:

task-czech - Czech environment
task-czech-desktop - Czech desktop

Thise should fix your desktop. Depending on the software you have installed, you may also want to install one of these for spelling

aspell-cs - Czech dictionary for GNU Aspell
iczech - The Czech dictionary for ispell
myspell-cs - Czech dictionary for myspell

Also the localization files for whichever office suite you have installed (libreoffice is the default):

libreoffice-help-cs - office productivity suite -- Czech help
libreoffice-l10n-cs - office productivity suite -- Czech language package

openoffice.org-help-cs - office productivity suite -- Czech help
openoffice.org-l10n-cs - office productivity suite -- Czech language package

Once you choose the files you want, you can install them with this command:

sudo apt-get install task-czech task-czech-desktop myspell-cs libreoffice-help-cs libreoffice-l10n-cs
  • thx i was able to put thunderbird and others to czech now. however the right click on Desktop still produces the same menu as on the picture in my original post. it's a detail I wonder how to solve it though..
    – tsusanka
    Commented May 3, 2013 at 14:32
  • @aGr I'm not sure they work with MATE, but did you install task-czech and task-czech-desktop? I also found this site which may be helpful to you (don't speak Czech so I don't know).
    – terdon
    Commented May 3, 2013 at 14:44
  • yeah i did. thx i'll look into it
    – tsusanka
    Commented May 3, 2013 at 15:34

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