Missing Languages in your Linux Distribution

Posted in Linux on August 3, 2016 by Adrian Wyssmann ‐ 1 min read

I recently installed and Antergos and when Gnome started up the UI elements were shown in German. When I tried to change the UI Language there were no other languages than German available

Gnome new languages

But don’t worry, this can be easily fixed as described very well in the ArchLinux Wiki by simply enabling the required languages in the file /etc/locale.gen

[adrian@archlinux]$ sudo locale-gen
Generating locales...
de_CH.UTF-8... done
en_US.UTF-8... done
es_AR.UTF-8... done
Generation complete.

Now you can choose the selected languages

{< img caption=“Gnome new languages” src=“gnome-new-languages.png” >}}