Objective

The objective is to show how to switch system language on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - GNOME Shell 3.26.2 or higher

Requirements

Administrative privileges may be required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

search for language settings


Use Activities menu to locate Region & Language icon and open it.

manage language settings


Hit Manage Installed Languages to confirm or install your desired language.



install new language


If your language is not installed yet, click on Install/Remove Languages button.

select language


Select your desired language for installation and click on Apply button.

enter password


Enter your password.

closer language settings


Close the windows.

apply language settings


Click on the current Language, locate your new installed language, select it and double-click to apply.

change language formats


To be complete you can also update Formats to your language. This will change formats of dates, currencies etc. Select Manage Installed Languages -> Regional Formats and select your language.

select language formats


Select your language.

search for language settings


If you wish to make this change system-wide hit the Apply System-Wide button. Once ready, close the window and hit the Restart button:

log out


Log out:

log in


Log in.

update directory names to new language


Change the main system directory names to the new language or keep the current ones:

language change done


All done.

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