View Full Version : [ubuntu] terminal in english by default

January 17th, 2012, 06:33 PM
ok I work a lot with the terminal and the language for remembering commands, variables and everything is in english.
If I write something (g-mails, homeworks, etc) it will be in spanish
I have 3 keyboard layouts (enlish, spanish (default) and greek) and my keyboard is in spanish (Lam)
Problem is that every time that I open the terminal I have to change the keyboard layout from spanish to english(not very difficult, but -> mouse movement+click+mouse movement+click)
It would be very nice to open the terminal with keyboard layout in english by default
How I do that?

thanks in advance

January 17th, 2012, 06:45 PM
You can change the layout using keystrokes. I use the same languages... and I change them with SHIFT+ALT.

Olle Wiklund
January 17th, 2012, 06:49 PM
setxkbmap us if you want US English. You can put it into ~/.bashrc or have it as an alias for example

alias en='setxkbmap us' also in ~/.bashrc to have en as an alias an a corresponding alias to go back to Spanish.

January 18th, 2012, 06:40 AM
I think I prefer the SHIFT+BLQMAYUS instead of the alias