How to change the language in Ubuntu 18.04

change language in ubuntu

There are many computers that are distributed with Ubuntu as the operating system. These teams usually have a standard installation related to the country of origin. While it is true that in Spain there are companies that offer this type of computer, there are also foreign companies that do the same.

One problem for any user who wants to buy foreign equipment is the language issue. The foreign team will have Ubuntu in English as the default language, but that It is something that we can change without having to delete and install Ubuntu again.Next we tell you how to change the language in Ubuntu 18.04 without having to reinstall the operating system. These steps will also be useful for those who want to learn a new language and want to change the language of their operating system.

First we have to go to Configuration and in the window that appears select the tab "Region and languages". Then something like the following will appear:

Region and language in Ubuntu

Now we have to change the three sections that appear with the language we want to select. If we want to select the Spanish language, then we have to change the language option to «Spanish (Spain)», in formats we have to select «Spain» and in input source mark the option «Spanish». If we want to change the language in all our Ubuntu we have to change the three options, if we do not, possibly some option or some program does not translate correctly and then shows it in the previous language. Here we have talked about the Spanish language but we can also make it English, French or German. Anyone is compatible.

The rest of the programs that are installed from here will do it automatically in Spanish since the l10 packages of each program will select the Spanish language thanks to the information that Ubuntu has provided. As you can see, changing the language in Ubuntu 18.04 is something simple and simple, easier than years ago Don't you think so?


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  1.   Angel Abraham Lopez Carbajal said

    How can I change from Spanish (Spain) to Spanish (Mexico)? Since it is the one in Spain, it shows me a number in the following way: 1.234,32 and in Mexico we represent it in the form 1,234.32.

    Thanks in advance, greetings ...