Ubuntu – How to install one language by command-line

12.04command linelanguage

I'm trying to have everything ready to install a new desktop with a few command line instructions.
Unfortunately, to install the language packages, I couldn't find how to do it.

I can run


But it doesn't seems to be usable in command line directly. I need to go on with clicks…

An other thing that could be done is that I do those clicks and find out which packages have been installed and read the changes in /etc/environment and /etc/default/locale (and other /etc/… file?) but the list of packages is probably different depending on the packages installed (Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, Gnome, …)

Is there a tool for that? Like let's say :

gnome-language-selector --install fr

or a package that has all necessary dependencies :

sudo apt-get install super-language-pack-fr


Best Answer

For desktop you can

sudo apt-get install language-pack-[cod] language-pack-gnome-[cod] language-pack-[cod]-base language-pack-gnome-[cod]-base 

But each applications can have its language pack. To know the packages to be installed try:

check-language-support -l [cod]

For example:

check-language-support -l fr
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