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Old 10-21-2014, 05:10 AM   #1
eighthroutearmy
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Help with installing foreign language packs


I started using ubuntu the day before yesterday and im loving it. One of the last problems left to fix seems to be with languages. The problem is this....

My first language is english and i want my laptop to be in english but i need the computer to be able to read chinese as my wife is chinese and we enjoy watching films together but she needs chinese subtitles at present the subtitles are coming out as a mess of shapes and symbols also i use the program banshee for listening to music and organizing my library but the few chinese bands i have again come out as a mess rather than displaying the characters correctly.

I read one guide which either didnt work or i did wrong in which i installed chinese simplified and traditional but no effects seem to have taken place the computer has been restarted so i really dont know what i am doing wrong.

i am using ubantu 14.04 lts on a packard bell easy note tj71

any help would be much appeciated
 
Old 10-21-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.
There are instructions about how to do what you want if you click on this link. See if this solves your problem.
再见
jdk

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Old 10-22-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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@jdkaye

Thankyou for your response i read the information on the link but the problem i have is a slightly different one.

.srt files in chinese wont show properly and are instead replaced by a mess of symbols and pound signs etc and the same is true of chinese characters in rhythmbox music player.

sites such as baidu.com work fine and i can read the characters but no luck trying to fix the subtitles, any ideas???
 
Old 10-23-2014, 01:50 AM   #4
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Can you post the output of locale typed into a terminal. I assume you're using UTF8. Also have a look at this link which seems to discuss your problem. Ideally you can simply search for solutions yourself if you don't like this one. I found this link by a search using chinese .srt file.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:08 AM   #5
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thankyou

thanks i think ive got it sorted thanks for your help, how do i give you rep???
 
Old 10-23-2014, 02:31 PM   #6
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You're quite welcome. I'm glad to have been of service. I don't do rep; not my sort of thing. If you want to help others please mark this thread as [SOLVED]. You use the Thread Tools menu found above the first post on this thread.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:32 PM   #7
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Thanks again for your time. its appreciated
 
Old 10-24-2014, 01:49 AM   #8
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Thanks again for your time. its appreciated
Music to my ears.
Keep on truckin'
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