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apt randomly switches languages ever since I installed Arabic on my Pop!_OS running KDE Plasma

I recently installed Arabic on my system and since then apt sometimes does things in Arabic and sometimes in English user@pop-os:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade Hit:1 https://dl.winehq....
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How to remove unneeded languages from video files using ffmpeg?

I have a number of video files (500+) with lots of audio and subtitle streams for languages that I don't need and would thus like to remove to conserve storage space. I tinkered around with ffmpeg, ...
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How to completely remove locale from Manjaro Linux?

I recently had the (in hindsight stupid) ideas to enable a second locale on my computer in addition to en_CA. This second locale was zh_CN. To make sure it worked (and to "check it out"), I ...
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error: Bad entry 'en_AG ', etc, when generating locales on Linux Mint

I am unsure what is happening with those "bad locales", I am updating my laptop regularly once daily. This came up today: Setting up locales (2.35-0ubuntu3.4) ... Generating locales (this ...
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Ubuntu - PostegreSQL displays errors in foreign language even after changing all locales to en_US and reinstalling it

I inherited a Ubuntu desktop from another employee and installed PostgreSQL with the help of the official guide. abc@lenovo:~$ sudo apt install postgresql-15 I had not known that I had to setup an ...
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Why is debug flag in GCC abbreviated "g"?

In GCC the debug flag is "-g". I have not been able to find why "g" was chosen for this. Does anyone know?
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Matching Japanese regex (simple ranges) in bash doesn't work as intended

I am pretty sure my regexes are fine but they don't work with bash. I crafted them myself using https://unicode.org/charts/. As you will see, they work properly with awk. Here are the ranges to spare ...
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How to make a Linux system only use english as a locale and language, but use another one on a GUI/Desktop Environment?

Let's say that I install a Linux in my native language (english), and that the user I'm doing the install for only knows spanish (which all I know of is: Que?). English being obviously far easier for ...
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How do I change the language of the man pages on Debian, while keeping the default language as english

I've tried changing the man pages on debian from English to Italian but all I have tried hasn't worked yet. First of all, I installed the manpages in Italian with apt install manpages-it. I then ...
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How to fix 'warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)' on arch

I am on arch for Wsl and was having trouble opening exe applications(such as firefox) from wsl2 terminal. By running locale -a I found that I didn't have en_US.UTF-8 or any other locale and only had C....
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Change home subdirectories' language

When I was installing manjaro, I set OS's language to persian (my mother tongue). So home's subdirs' names are persian. How can I change their names to english?
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How do you use keyboard-driven programs with non-latin alphabet keyboards?

tl;dr If I use keyboard-driven programs in my system, where letters like h, j, k, l, i, d, w, o, a multiple times a second, how can I write text in non-latin alphabet across all applications? Longer ...
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Translation (CAT) software that exports bilingual content

I looked at various Open Source translation software (desktop OR web like: weblate, omegaT, pootle, etc.) and I cannot find this 'feature' or I am incorrectly searching to find it or it doesn't exist. ...
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change date languge

I'm working on Reh Hat linux server,I want to change date language to "French". when I run the command date I get Thu Aug 25 13:30:25 CEST 2022 as you can see, the language used is English ...
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Debian or other convention for installing info files in multiple languages

I am working on the installation for Maxima, a computer algebra system. The reference manual is written as a collection of Texinfo files. The primary documentation is English, but there are several ...
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How can I restart the cinnamon panel keyboard layout selector?

Somehow, the language indicator / keyboard layout switcher on my cinnamon panel has disappeared. This happens to me once in a while, and I'm used to having to logout and start a new session. But - can ...
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Halfway translation in GNOME

I changed my GNOME's language from english to persian. Some parts are well translated, but some other not. For example most of numbers and some of apps' names. This is output of locale: LANG=fa_IR ...
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Special font for each language in GNOME

I use GNOME 3 in debian. How can I set special font for each language? For example when an application uses english, the font is that I have set for english and when an application uses persian, the ...
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Change keyboard layout and input language in a terminal on Ubuntu Droplet in Digital Ocean (English, Russian, Japanese)

I spun up a Digital Ocean Ubuntu Droplet and I ssh to that machine from both my home and office. I need to type in English, Russian and Japanese from a Mac Japanese keyboard from home and a US 106 ...
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Why LanguageTool is not working on LibreOffice?

I am using LibreOffice 7.2.2.2. I have installed LanguageTool 5.4, then 5.5.1, but none of them are working. They only add buttons to the toolbar, though they do not react. What would you suggest?
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Can I install spell-checking and other language support packages on Fedora without searching them?

I would like to learn the canonical way for adding system-wide language support on Fedora Workstation or confirm that there is none. I intend to preserve my interface language, but add all other ...
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How to change system language in Kali Linux?

I have └─$ locale -a 1 ⨯ C C.UTF-8 en_US.utf8 POSIX But the ...
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What language do config files use?

I've been using GNU/Linux for over a year now. And there's this question to which I need an answer from you, Linux gurus: What language(s) do config files like .bashrc, .vimrc, .i3status.conf, ....
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How to Switch Keyboard Languages in Debian 10

I am a multi lingual person I have installed Debian 10 on RPi4 I I have configure Libre write with right hand and left hand languages then I have install all available fonts for my chosen languages by ...
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How do I create a new locale, based on an existing locale and a different language?

I want to create an en_IL.UTF-8 locale: Languages is English (US English if I need to be specific), but date, number, etc. as is common in Israel/Palestine. What do I need to do to make this happen? ...
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LibreOffice install language package from official dnf-repositories

If I check under tools > options > Language Settings > Languages > Language of > User interface: it only contains "Default - English (USA)" and "English (USA)", ...
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Manjaro - How to add Korean keyboard?

I've looked around multiple guides for Manjaro KDE to add a Korean keyboard, but none of them work. I can "swap" to Korean, but my input is still English. I've added Korean to my locale, ...
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How to change the language in busybox

I turned off the computer, but when I opened it again, it gave me an error: I find the solution of it,(i need to write fsck /dev/sda8) however my keyboard is in russian, so i can not type anything in ...
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Is there a way to change the flag associated with a language?

I am using Manjaro Linux with everything up to date. In my taskbar, I have the following: Is there a way I can change the flag associated with a language selection? I want to keep the language but ...
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Debian 10 buster Region & Languages show only English language

When I want to add keyboard layout I can't see any language but English. How I can add any languages in Input Source?
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Add japanese input support

In Ubuntu 18.04 and forward I used to install Japanese(Mozc) software that allowed me to change among the different syllabaries using this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JapaneseInput . ...
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Language is different than it's supposed to be

I want my computer's language to be English and everything else to be finnish. Problem is that my computer's language is finnish now too. My guess is that LC_ALL is overriding the LANG part. I'm using ...
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Setting different system fonts for different languages in Debian

I usually work with more than one language and the font that looks good in English doesn't work well with Hindi. Is there a way to make the system show me different fonts for different languages in ...
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man show pages in another languages only partially

I've faced a problem when trying to set French for a CentOS 8 system as my main language that some man pages are still in English. For instance, man man is in French, but man cp or man find are in ...
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how can the language for rdp sessions in remmina be set? mine changed to slovenian

My English remmina-rdp connection one day switched to slovenian (i think it switched when it was trying to reconnect to an rdp session more times than the maximum set in the preferences). where can ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 super key doesn't work with different language input

When I have my typing language set to anything other than English, Super key doesn't work. I can't use any keyboard shortcut that contains Super in it, and I also can't press AltShift every time as I ...
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Is there a graphical keyboard for ibus?

I am in the US and use a US-layout keyboard. However, I am doing a Korean language class and have a need to be able to type in Korean. I have downloaded and installed ibus with the korean language ...
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How can I add more languages to CentOs 8 and 7 using CLI

How can I add more languages to CentOs 8 and 7 using CLI. I tried different options: install "yum groupinstall "Chinese Support"", I don't have it as group Change language settings, returns back to ...
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How to add an international English keyboard so that I can use German letters?

A friend of mine uses German letters on his windows with united states international Qwerty keyboard. Is there anything like that for Arch Linux? does anyone have any other options if that doesn't ...
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Xfce: set time language to other than that of the system (interface)

I want o have English for my system interface and settings, but French for locale (region), including time (weekdays, months, which appear in conky etc). But in Xfce the time language is set along ...
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Can't set "LANG" environment variable through /etc/default/locale

I'm running the following setup Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.14.5 (I'm also using Awesome WM if that's relevant) Following the Debian wiki, I've run dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Arabic fonts in Linux Mint 19.2 Tina are not displayed properly

I've been using mint for about a year now, and found no problems so far, but recently i discovered that the Asian fonts are broken: It started of with a few languages such as Urdu then Arabic: ...
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How to install Debian 10 (Buster) in English language but with German locales?

Based on this question considering Debian 9 (Stretch), maybe there are some updates available. I want to use English language with German locales. Is there an option available to select this ...
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Linpus 9.4 (based on Fedora) change locale

I got old Linpus Linux 9.4 from 2007 into my hands and I just want to change locale. locale -a lists the locale I want, but there is no locale.conf in /etc/ or anywhere else. The distro should be ...
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Terminal Login Screen Language between SSH and Telnet [duplicate]

on the login screen of a CentOS 7, when changing password is enforced with an ssh terminal I have two different languages: login as: user1 [email protected]'s password: You are required to change ...
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In Linux Mint, how can I change Firefox to have English (US) as the default?

Firefox in Linux Mint 19 installed with or updated to English (Canada), English (United Kingdom), and English (South Africa), with English (Canada) as default. How can I install English (United ...
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Debian 9.9: Can I set up a multi-lingual, multi-user system with locale?

In Debian I have set up multiple users. The OS was installed in English. Next I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure locale and selected multiple other languages (such as German, Spanish, and French) and ...
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Fedora Thunderbird language

----------------------------- OS: Fedora release 30 (Thirty) x86_64 Host: Latitude 5580 Kernel: 5.1.8-300.fc30.x86_64 Uptime: 6 hours, 52 mins Shell: zsh 5.7.1 Resolution: 1920x1080 DE: KDE WM:...
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How to type and display different languages in Parrot Security OS?

I've tried downloading the SCIM input method program. Normally I should be able to press CTRL+Space to switch languages, however, this hot-key is not working. How to enable Korean language typing and ...
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Different languages for different users in Debian Stretch with Xfce

I have a Debian Stretch system running Xfce in Spanish. I want to set a specific user's CLI and interface to English, without affecting everyone else's. How do I achieve this? I've read multiple ...
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