Debian change language: to English, command

Debian change language: to English, command

To change the language settings of the Debian operating system, you must first run the su command and get root permissions (admin).

To change Debian language:

  • Run the apt-get install language-pack-xx command (where xx is the name of the language pack) to download and install the language pack of your choice and then dpkg-reconfigure locales.
  • A window will ask you to select the language you want to use for the distribution (for example EN for English, FR for French, DE for German etc)
  • Make your selection and confirm.
  • After completing these steps, simply reboot your system to apply the new settings. 
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