System Language

  • tCzerny
Posted: Mon, 03/09/2009 - 15:49
How can I change the system language so that all my programs (or most of them) run in a different language? Also, what package will I need to install an applet to switch between Keyboard Layouts / Input Language? Thanks, Thomas

2.1

  • tCzerny
  • 11/15/08
  • Thu, 03/12/2009 - 20:13
That might be the reason: I am running 64studio 2.1. There is no gnome-language-selector I came across this link: http://bitflows.com/?q=node/2 and ran "dpkg-reconfigure locales" with space bar I selected the additional language (german) and I now can run Ardour (e.g.) with LANG="de_DE.UTF-8" ardour2 That's all I wanted. So, looks like 3.0 handles this different. Perhaps someone else can get something out of our posts. Or, once I have upgraded to 3.0 official I will come back to this! Muchas gracias Pablo!!

Which repositories do you have?

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Thu, 03/12/2009 - 19:22
Which repositories do you have enabled? What 64Studio version are you running? In 3.0, you need to activate the ubuntu-hardy repositories. This "language-selector" is in the "main" section of ubuntu hardy. So you should see it unless you haven't the ubuntu repositories enabled. For a 64studio 3.0, you should have: deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports hardy-backports main In /etc/apt/sources.list. Otherwise, you can add (or activate) them in synaptic . You can change the origin (in my case ftp.free.fr) for a nearer location. Sorry if I have stated the obvious. I'm thinking you haven't enabled the right repositories. If you have a previous version of 64studio (2.o and 2.1), I bet that package is in etch main. Remember to update (reload in synaptic) before searching and installing, especially if you make a change in the sources.list (repositories). Cheers. Pablo.

language-selector?

  • tCzerny
  • 11/15/08
  • Thu, 03/12/2009 - 16:38
Thanks a lot Pablo, If I would have come across an option like language-selector in the Synaptic Manager, I would have tried this. But even know that I know what I should look for, ..., it is not there :-( Cheers, Thomas

Re: System Language

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 03/09/2009 - 19:25
Hi Thomas, I also bumped into this after 64studio alpha install, which I installed in English and I wanted to run later on in Spanish. Surprisingly, the language support applet that I have always found in Debian and ubuntu with gnome was missing in System->Administration. In order to have it you need to install the package "language-selector". You may encounter another problem when you try: dpkg-reconfigure locales To solve this, see http://tlug.dnho.net/?q=node/237 The keyboard swithching applet ("gnome-keyboard-properties" command) is in this package: gnome-control-center Don't you have it in System->Preferences? I never missed it. Some other useful localization packages are: manpages-xx (where xx is your language abbreviation) language-pack-gnome-xx language-support-xx (maybe some more, search for "language" in synaptic) Restart to the Welcome screen (Ctrl + Alt + Delete) and you should be able to choose your language, I hope. Tip: If you want a particular application running in a different language than you have set up, add the language prefix. For example, if I want to run Rosegarden in English in a Spanish gnome, I type: $LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rosegarden Cheers! Pablo