General :: Can't Differentiate System Language From Keyboard Language?
Apr 14, 2010
i recently got a french msi wind U100x running on linux suse enterprise 10 sp1. (i am french and wanted a light netbook with french keyboard)i am totally new to linux and i believe that msi wind is not helping.because i am more used to english for settings, i set the main language to english, but it seems that it automatically reconfigures my keyboard mapping to english as well, so that azerty becomes qwerty.i reset it back to french, so now my keyboard is french, but so is the system.is there a way to differentiate keyboard from main user setting language?
While installing Ubuntu 10.10 I chose the wrong language for my keyboard. I tried to fix this in keyboard preferences and it seemed to work. The correct one I need is USA (and don't know exactly the difference between USA and USA alternative international). But every time I boot my laptop I get the old language back (Dutch) while USA is above the others in my preferences.
One computer .... three users .... three languages. How do you make that happen? User A speaks English and is happy with English. No problem. User B needs to use Chinese and would like the full system in Chinese. User C needs to use Thai and Chinese. They would prefer their menus to be in Thai and can use iBus for Chinese entry. How do you set up the system so that each user can select their system language when they login?
I have some music in another language, but when I open the songs in Banshee, their song names just come up as weird characters (like μ).I went to [System --> Administration --> Language Support] and installed support for that language, but the songs still come up like μ. (But in Nautilus, their proper names show).
I know the solution is to change my whole system language to that language, but I don't want to do that, as I am not very fluent in it. Is there any way to enable support for that language while keeping English as the language used to display my desktop?
i am trying to use greek as well, besides english, but my keyboard doesn't want to. i have visited the directory /usr/share/x11/xkb/symbols, where i can see that there is a file called gr, which most likely is for greek, but i don't know what to do with it.
I changed the Language and the keyboard to Amharic (normally I use US English). Ever since then I have been unable to log in as the keyboard is typing in Amharic and the original password was created in US English. I also tried << Ctrl+Alt+F1 >> and typed in the login name and password, even Root and the password but no luck.
how to change my input language (the way typing in accents affects the output character).
Currently I am on a Brazilian abnt keyboard and an English system (which is what I want), but I am unable to output accented characters - which I sometimes want, when I am not programming. I need something to switch around, but cannot find where to configure additional languages (not keyboards) neither where to switch.
I'm doing thesis about Open source CMS -programs and I'm using Ubuntu server 10.04.1 for that.
I have used same server edition at school but I have now big problem with changing the keyboard language. Because VMware used the easy install I couldn't change the language during the installation. I have used command sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup, but I can't select the right language there.
So is there any other way to change the keyboard language to Finnish?
I have made several attempts to install Ubuntu with Russian or Dutch languages, but apart from one partial success with Russian the install seems to fail, is this muck on the DVD,a failing hard drive, or a conflict with the hardware, I speak Dutch and my son is learning Russian at A level.
ive used ubuntu and fedora before, but i asked around for the "best" linux distro and they told me slackware or archlinux so i desided to pick slackware ive installed it and when im in the console mode its the swedish keyboard settings, that i choose in the install but when i go into visual mode startx i dont have the swedish keyboard so i was wondering if eny of you know how to change it
I have installed the Ubuntu distro first in Portuguese. Then, I decided I wanted the English language. I would like that the default folders like "Desktop" and "Documents" were renamed to this names, instead of staying in their Portuguese equivalent.
I can not guarantee this, but I am almost certain I did successfully convert the folder names from Portuguese to English on a previous install when I decided to change the language. So, I suppose this is possible.
I have installed LXDE recently and I'm very happy with it,but there's one problem,which is that i can't switch the keyboard layout to another language,which in my case is Arabic,how do i solve this problem?
I have openSUSE 11.2 with default GNOME desktop and i'm facing issues with keyboard layouts, which are changing randomly. Problem is that i have GNOME in Slovak language and therefore has openSUSE set durring installation my keyboard layout to 'Slovak' but i always change it to 'Slovak QWERTY' which suits me better. Problem is that randomly system adds back to my layouts which are 'Slovak QWERTY' and 'USA' also original 'Slovak' layout which was previously removed.
I must always manually remove this third layout and it's very frustrating. Many times on fresh system boot it's anyway back and so on and on... Where may lie the problem? Why is GNOME not respecting my settings? In Ubuntu i never have these basic issues. Are there on system boot some specific SUSE triggers which are overwriting my configuration?
how can I change the language of the action labels shown in the Keyboard Shortcuts window? System language is set to English (United States), but the mentioned descriptions are displayed in Italian language.
I'm trying to change my system locale to Japanese. I've tried on two Ubuntu 10.04 (32bit) laptops. Neither will allow the change. The language will install but even after rebooting the options are grayed out.I'm using an admin account, so that isn't the issue.
I have a primary language, Italian, and I want also use a secondary language, English. I want to switch language in order to have all the writings and messages in English not to write special characters by keyboard. I switched language in both kde system settings>Regional & language and in yast system>language leaving the keyboard layout Italian, but in the kde menu (the lizard on the left of panel) the groups of applications (multimedia, giochi, sistema) are in Italian and yast too (impostazioni amministratore), instead others are in English.
1)is this a bug or I forgot something? 2)which is the differences switching languages by yast and by kde system settings? 3)Is it possible to switch language and don't restart or logout the system?
I built Ubuntu desktop up from a server install. I'm using Gnome. I want to change the system's language, and I have no menu option to enter System>Preferences>Language Support. I need to either:1.) Install whatever will place that option in the menu.2.) Affect the change via the command line (preferable).I just can't figure out what to install and Google only produces GUI tutorials. =/
A few days ago I had to change the language of the system to es_ES.iso88591. Well, in the beginning, everything run smooth but yesterday I wanted to check if there were available any security update through yum and, unfortunately, I was given the next error:
I only want spellchecking, calendar and currency to be typical for Poland (this is where I currently live), Ubuntu itself (interface, applications, manuals) should be in English - I don't understand Polish well enough.In 9.10 I used to check Polish spellchecking (translations were checked for install automatically but you couldn't tell unless you chose another language and then Polish again) and uncheck the translations. It allowed for setting locale (calendar/currency) to Polish and also keep the spellchecking. Now it's buggy: I can do a fresh install of Ubuntu but can't set Polish spellchecking, calendar (it starts from Monday), currency (it's PLN/zł) and keep the system itself in English. What I do wrong?
1. Fresh install 2. System -> Administration -> Language Support 3. Language -> Install / Remove Languages 4. Find Polish and select ONLY: Spellchecking and writing aids 5. Text -> Display numbers, dates and currency amounts in: Polish
Confirm, reboot and... Bump! I've got Polish translations in several places, e.g.:If I upgrade any software, it is in Polish. Firefox (or Namoroka) locale changes to "pl,en" and its plug-ins are in Polish by default. After I uninstall Polish translations (and leave spellchecking and writing aids as it was) there's a problem with locale (Polish locale is removed along with translations), besides, system doesn't actually change back to English and newly installed applications either crash with errors or install in Polish.
Running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, GNOME 2.3Keyboard Preferences utilityAdding any Spanish language keyboard layout makes my Alt_R not work in ANY layout! I see that it changes Alt_R to "Iso_L..." for all/both layouts, including USA layout. When I click "Reset to Defaults" it's fine again, USA layout shows Alt_R again. I've tried all the variants of the Latin American layout and the Spain layout and they all do the same thing.What is "ISO_L..." and what's going on?i DESPERATELY need my Alt_R to work!
This is my first day here and i have a question to ask. I recently install a red hat linux 6.2 on an IBM netvist a20 and i want to have some messages of the system in my native language which is greek.
I have installed Slackware 13 with language support and run it in init 4 mode (GUI, automatically start to KDE). When logout the menu is in arabic or some symbols that I don't understand. I try to set locale to English, but still the same symbols appear.I fix it. How can I delete this thread?