Ubuntu – How to read man pages in the native language


How can I read man pages in my mother tongue?

I'd also like to contribute some translations.

  • Where should I go?

  • Is there a community supported by

Best Answer

  1. Install the package named language-pack-<two letter language code>
    e.g. sudo apt-get install language-pack-es for Spanish
  2. Install the package named manpages-<two letter language code>
    e.g. apt-get install manpages-es for Spanish man pages.
  3. Set your LANG environment variable to <language>_<country>.<encoding>,
    e.g. LANG=es_ES.UTF-8
  4. Run man

List of language codes.

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