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How to change the default language?

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How to change the default language of the Ubuntu desktop and of the Firefox program to Norwegian or Danish?

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lendrick 0 solutions 1 answers

While this isn't the appropriate venue to ask about changing the default language in Ubuntu, the snide forum link above lazily fails to address the Firefox language issue, and unfortunately this link now comes up on the first page of google searches about the default language in firefox.

To change Firefox's default language, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Content, and click the "Choose" button under the Languages heading.

To change the default language of your spell checker, right click on any text area and find the "Languages" entry in the menu, then select the language of your choice.