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How can I get Japanese characters to show properly in Firefox on Arch?

It should be enough to install the great noto fonts bundles: sudo pacman -S noto-fonts-cjk noto-fonts-emoji noto-fonts The restart firefox and you should be abe to see them. Personally, I also ...
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Debian 9: How to set English language with German Locale?

en_DE doesn’t exist as a default locale, so you can’t select English localised for German-speaking countries as a locale during installation. (Why should one use update-locale instead of directly ...
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Set data structure equivalent in bash shell?

If all you care about is a set of strings, you can just use an associative array ("hashmap"): declare -A hm hm[hello]=1 hm[world]=1 hm[hello]=1 if [ "${hm[hello]}" ] ; then ... ; ...
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Debian Installation: What does "Country to base default locale settings on" affect?

In most installations, the “Locale settings” screen shouldn’t appear: the value can usually be determined automatically from the language and country selection. The screen is shown in expert mode, or ...
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Which Chinese locales are needed to avoid missing or mismatched characters?

I'll be using Western examples as to avoid Chinese politics and to avoid my lack of knowledge of Chinese language 🙂. I'll be using some characters that may not be correctly rendered in your computer ...
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What language do config files use?

There's no global standard. They can be (and are) all different syntaxes. For example, the bashrc is simply a bash script, the vimrc a vimscript script, i3 uses its own syntax that's pretty close to ...
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How to change language using command line on CentOS 7?

To change the system language from the terminal , use the following line : sudo system-config-language --text Select your prefered language then validate. Changes will take effect after the next ...
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Chinese characters in wine

I found a very good article about how to set up WeChat in Wine https://ferrolho.github.io/blog/2018-12-22/wechat-desktop-on-linux Here are the essential parts of it in case it gets unavailable ...
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Display Chinese and English Characters Conky

You will need to have a suitable font, and also set the locale for conky. I tried the following on a Linux Fedora using conky 1.10.4. Install a font: sudo dnf install google-noto-cjk-fonts Create ...
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Debian 9.9: Can I set up a multi-lingual, multi-user system with locale?

Changing users’ language in .bashrc only influences their shells, as you’ll see in a terminal session. To change their desktop environment’s language, you need to configure the desktop environment for ...
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How to add an international English keyboard so that I can use German letters?

Typing setxkbmap us -variant intl into the command line solved my problem just fine. But thanks for your help guys.
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How to install Debian 10 (Buster) in English language but with German locales?

If you choose the expert installer you can add one or more additional locales and then choose the default locale, but you need to change your LC_XXX variables manually as described by Stephen Kitt. ...
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Why is a charset included with the locale?

Some languages, for example Chinese, can be written by multiple character sets, and both of them is correct. They have a newer, simplified character set, and also a more complex, traditional one. Or ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 super key doesn't work with different language input

This is a known and recently fixed bug: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter/issues/1144. It should be fixed in Ubuntu once they update mutter to 3.36.2.
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Debian 10 buster Region & Languages show only English language

You have to click the three vertical dots option. Then, you have to click "Other" option ("Інше" in my display language). It may seem that "Other" is a caption because ...
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How to change system language in Kali Linux?

The problem was solved by deleting second language (Russian) in KDE regional settings.
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How to know if man pages are written in my language?

Man pages translated into Hindi should be shipped in /usr/share/man/hi. Unfortunately it appears that there are very few man pages translated into Hindi; in Debian, a search across the whole ...
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Changing system language from Italian to English on Debian 9 DE, without affecting keyboard settings

Just use: dpkg-reconfigure locales And select the default language (from the list of locales generated on the first screen (you could select several)) in the second screen.
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In Linux Mint, how can I change Firefox to have English (US) as the default?

From the Firefox window's header bar (press 'alt' if it is hidden), go to Edit->Preferences->General->Languages Click 'Set Alternatives' and the Firefox Language Settings dialog box will come up. ...
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How can I get Japanese characters to show properly in Firefox on Arch?

Like terdon said in their comment, noto-fonts-cjk noto-fonts-emoji and noto-fonts will usually get the job done. If you're just trying to install Japanese characters then this wiki page, https://wiki....
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Language is different than it's supposed to be

LC_ALL does indeed override everything. I'm not familiar with Arch but grep -rl LC_ALL /etc may help. A comment then responds, Ah yes, there was a sneaky LC_ALL in /etc/environment Removing this ...
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LibreOffice install language package from official dnf-repositories

Check with dnf list libreoffice-langpack-de if it is installed/installable. run: sudo dnf install libreoffice-langpack-de This answer is based on this post.
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Is there a graphical keyboard for ibus?

xvkbd seems to have a Korean layout built-in. Otherwise try alternativeto which lists florence, maliit, and onboard Also, not what you want, but gkbd-keyboard-display (which doesnt need gnome desktop) ...
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How can I add more languages to CentOs 8 and 7 using CLI

Install the "fonts" package by - yum groupinstall "fonts" Verify if the group "Chinese Support" is installed using - yum groupinfo "Chinese Support"
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Can't set "LANG" environment variable through /etc/default/locale

Well, after @GAD3R's comment, I realized my LANGUAGE variable setting wasn't really consistent with what I wanted : english messages by default, french units / dates, etc. I set it back to only en_US,...
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Arabic fonts in Linux Mint 19.2 Tina are not displayed properly

So i found the answer (Just like egmont said), i had to change The fonts as following:
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Programs not respecting locales

Programs have to be written to respect the locale. For example if I write #!/bin/sh echo hello and I run it with a french locale, I do not expect it to output bonjour The timezone has nothing to ...
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understanding linux drives and file system

Most of the language files are in /usr/lib/locale or /usr/share/locale, depending a bit on the distribution used. lsblk gave you the list of the drives and the place where they are mounted. If you ...
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