Ubuntu – Changing ubuntu server’s language to english


I just got myself a dedicated server that's running Ubuntu 13.10 64BIT and it is in French language (console.online.net). Is there any way to install an English language package ?

I'm a Linux newbie and the fact that its in French doesn't help

Sorry, the comments didn't work for me so I just edit here :

I get:

Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait
Construction de l'arbre des dépendances
Lecture des informations d'état... Fait
E: Impossible de trouver le paquet language-support-en

When I type sudo apt-get install language-support-en

Somehow it doesn't just work 🙁

Best Answer

First install all the English language packages:

sudo apt-get install language-pack-en language-pack-en-base manpages

Then remove the French language packages:

sudo apt-get remove language-pack-fr language-pack-fr-base manpages-fr

And that should be enough.

Edit I: some users note that you might need to update the /etc/default/locale file yourself, make sure the first line in that file reads something like:


Edit II: some users do not seem happy with the suggestion for the English used in Europe (I am assuming the enquirer is French). Those wishing to use a different English locale can get a list of available English locales with this command:

locale -a | grep en_

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