Ubuntu – Use English for installation, but user language in installed Ubuntu


We would like to use the English language during the installation process.

After that, we want to be able to add another language.

We tried that by selecting English in the installation stage and add the user's language
after the installation completed.

The results were not acceptable: a big mix of English and the user's language within the GUI of Ubuntu itself and its applications.

Basically, what is the best way to use English during the installation process, and another language after the installation completed, regardless of the exact user language?

Best Answer

If the translation into a language is not complete, especially if it's not complete with respect to the GUIs of the most important applications, selecting that language as the display language will result in a mix of the language in question and English. Translations are mostly done by volunteers, and if you have an interest in improving the situation for your language, please let your translation team know.

The problem you describe has nothing to do with which language you select at installation. The display language can be changed at any time via Language Support.

As regards the translation of the Ubuntu User Guide in 14.04, as you asked specifically about in another question (which I consider to be a duplicate of this question), you can see how large percentage of the strings are translated for respective language at this page.

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