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Debian 9: How to set English language with German Locale?

I want to use English language with German locale settings. Right now my system runs with the following setup (configured during installation procedure in Debian Expert Installer): Language: English ...
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How can I get Japanese characters to show properly in Firefox on Arch?

I am running Firefox 52.0.2 on Arch Linux and although on the system (e.g.: in Nautilus) I have Japanese characters showing fine, in Firefox they are unreadable because all that is shown for them is ...
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Popup: Language support is incomplete – what packages does it want to install?

I'm using Kubuntu 17.10. Always after login, the notification below pops up. When I click it, it asks for my password and wants to install or remove packages – but without telling me what packages. I ...
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Set data structure equivalent in bash shell?

Is there a data structure for bash scripts that can be used similar to how something like a java.util.Set would be used? Basically a collection that even if you add a duplicate element to it won't ...
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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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Debian Installation: What does “Country to base default locale settings on” affect?

Let's assume I want to install Debian in English language. Sure, I will select Language: English - English (default) for that. In a next step I can choose my Country, territory or area (to set the ...
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Which Chinese locales are needed to avoid missing or mismatched characters?

Arch Linux lists the following different Chinese locales in /etc/locale.gen: #zh_CN.GB18030 GB18030 #zh_CN.GBK GBK #zh_CN.UTF-8 UTF-8 #zh_CN GB2312 #zh_HK.UTF-8 UTF-8 #zh_HK BIG5-HKSCS #zh_SG.UTF-8 ...
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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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Why is a charset included with the locale?

As I understand it POSIX says that a locale definition must include a type of character encoding like UTF-8. Locale is commonly implemented as shell environment variables. Why aren't these two ...
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Polytonic Greek keyboard not working as described in keymap

On my Debian machine (using Gnome for X), I have it set up to switch between English (US) and Greek (Polytonic) for the keyboards. In the Greek keymap file (/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/gr), I have the ...
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How to change language using command line on CentOS 7?

I use the following command line to set my system in English (installed in French) : localectl set-locale LANG=en_US.utf8 However, when I boot into graphical mode, the desktop menu, directories ...
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Unicode overwriting keyboard shortcuts

I needed to input some Russian characters so used setxkbmap ru. To switch back I used setxkbmap gb (from awkwardly compounding previous commands from history - be warned...) But now when I use ...
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How to get a list of all installed programming languages on arch linux / any linux? [closed]

Is there a way to check what programming languages are installed on a given Linux system? For example, I have recently installed Arch Linux on my host and just for informational purposes I would like ...
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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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Programs not respecting locales

I have a fresh installation of Debian 9 (stretch) on my machine and I've set locales through dpkg-reconfigure to a non-english language. Since I'm using KDE, I've also set this as the only language in ...
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Chinese characters in wine

I am using Wine to use a Windows interface to WeChat in Linux. WeChat is a popular messaging program in China, similar to WhatsApp. Many of my messages are in Chinese. Unfortunately, they are not ...
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How to list the available languages for a man page?

I have just found out that it is possible to display man pages in different laguages using the -L option (e.g. man -L fr man shows a man page in French). However, when a language is not available, an ...
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Locale installation and setting on Fedora have no effect

I was trying to install Chinese language support for a Fedora 26 Server hosted on Digital Ocean, multiple steps have been taken but I still couldn't get it right. The language and charset I was ...
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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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How to set active keyboard language via a command?

I use OpenSuse with LXQT. I have three languages switched by CAPS LOCK - us,ua,ru I want to create a shortcut to switch English without pressing CAPS LOCK. So when I press a key combination, the ...
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Where can I find the japanese interface package for zabbix server?

Yesterday I installed zabbix server and agent on some of my EC2 Instance (running Ubuntu 16.04) Now I want to add the japanese language interface for my zabbix server (because I'm working for a ...
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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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Display Chinese and English Characters Conky

So I'm trying to add kind of a word of the day thing to conky, but with Chinese words. There's a few ways I've tried this and with no success. I have my words saved in a csv file formatted like 电脑,...
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How to know if man pages are written in my language?

I know my language hindi is in my locale. I have tried to access the hindi man page using this command- man -Lhi man But it returns english man pages. So I want to find out how to know if man pages ...
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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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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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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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Switching language from French to English in Solaris 8 [duplicate]

I have Solaris 8 OS installed in French. I have a computer with Solaris 8 OS and French language installed. This computer isn't in my office; to access it I use Exceed. I have to switch the installed ...
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Enable Arabic Support in RHEL 7

I'm trying to enable Arabic support on VM. I set the locale to ar_SA.utf8. What I want is to type Arabic characters in Gedit to test. After setting locale, I log off, and when I tried to login it ...
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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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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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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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How to fix aspell (bn-BD) invalid strings compiling issue

When I tried to re-create aspell-bn (bn-BD) i.e. of Bengali(BD) language spellchecker with help of this link for aspell6 by compiling like the following $ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah....
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Debian Jessie (8.7) LXDE how to type multiple languages

Background information: Debian Jessie (8.7) LXDE Desktop Environment. ttf-unfonts-core and fonts-unfonts-extra packages installed (so I can view Korean characters). Right now I can view and type ...
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Stop apt-get from trying to download translations from specific repositories

I have a custom Debian repository deployed with no translation packages which I created using reprepro utility. Everytime apt-get update is run I see requests to i18n packages which I don't have and ...
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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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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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Changing system language from Italian to English on Debian 9 DE, without affecting keyboard settings

I need to change the language of my PC, which is running Debian 9 Stretch with xcef4 DE. Browsing on the official Debian website, I tried to follow what the website suggested, by running from the ...
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Unable to change the language in kali

I tried changing the language in settings of Kali, but it didn't bring out options of other language to select from. And because of this, I'm unable to use the terminal. My question is How do I ...
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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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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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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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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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understanding linux drives and file system

I have a linux car player. I need to find language files for this device, device have too many menus but onyl have english and chinese language. I can not find any file or folder about language; lang, ...
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Linux - How to setup a multi lingual system?

I'd like to be able to host users who have different native languages (e.g. English, French, Spanish, German and so on). Is there a way I can configure a system so that man pages are available in ...
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Is there a way to set each user with its own language?

I use a fresh Mageia 6 with gnome-shell and 64bit. I have two accounts (or users), is there a way to set each account with its own language for example my account is in English and the other account ...
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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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Unable to use Cinnamon after running BleachBit - all characters shown as 'white square'

Two screenshots of my Cinnamon DE showing all characters replaced by the white square: This character replacement happened after I used BleachBit. However, I'm still able to use my MATE DE. My MATE ...