ObjectiveThe 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
RequirementsAdministrative privileges may be required.
- # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Other Versions of this TutorialUbuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
Activitiesmenu to locate
Region & Languageicon and open it.
Manage Installed Languagesto confirm or install your desired language.
If your language is not installed yet, click on
Select your desired language for installation and click on
Enter your password.
Close the windows.
Click on the current Language, locate your new installed language, select it and double-click to apply.
To be complete you can also update
Formatsto your language. This will change formats of dates, currencies etc. Select
Manage Installed Languages->
Regional Formatsand select your language.
If you wish to make this change system-wide hit the
Apply System-Widebutton. Once ready, close the window and hit the
Change the main system directory names to the new language or keep the current ones: