My native language is Brazilian Portuguese. The system is correctly set, but the login screen remains in English, even if I apply pt-br globally in the settings screen.

Is there a way to manually set that?

  • Great! Thanks! I was looking for the solution as well.
    – Johnny
    Dec 7, 2017 at 20:26

1 Answer 1


Type in terminal:

localectl set-locale "LANG=pt_BR.utf8"

Logout and check your greeter is in Brazilian.

  • Does this change time setting to 24h (Brazilian) as well?
    – Telmo
    Nov 13, 2018 at 14:57

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