language settings

Maik Adamietz maikadamietz38 at
Mon May 13 13:27:24 UTC 2013

There was no need to edit the /etc/default/locale. All that needed to be
done was to open Language Support from the Applications Menu in Settings.
Then, if needed, download the language/translation packs, it checks for
that when you start up Language Support. Then go to the Regional Formats
and check if it's set to German (Deutsch), if so select English (United
States) from the dropdown list. After that click on Apply System-Wide.

Make sure after that's done, that on the first Tab (Languages) English
(United States) and/or English are at the top of the list shown there.
Click also here in Apply System-Wide. Close the window now and reboot.

On the forum there was someone with the same issue but he had Spanish
instead of English U.S.:

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Thijs van severen <
thijsvanseveren at> wrote:

> Hi all
> i just installed Ubuntu studio 13.04 64bitand (i have been using Ubuntu
> since 7.x)
> i just noticed that the QT apps used the 'de' (german) language
> i live in belgium (speak dutch) however i alway set every thing to english
> US, so i have no id why it was set to german ??
> i was able to fix this by editing the /etc/default/locale and removing all
> lines except the first one ( LANG="en_US.UTF-8")
> the original locale file looked like this :
> LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
> LC_TIME="de_BE.UTF-8"
> LC_PAPER="de_BE.UTF-8"
> LC_NAME="de_BE.UTF-8"
> i'm not sure, but my guess is that the 'de' in the beginning of each line
> refers to the geman language ?
> grtz
> Thijs
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Met vriendelijke groeten/With kind regards, Maik

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