I am trying to set the language of my Lenovo laptop to English while keeping my region and Formats set in German. It seems I can only keep the language set with the region of the native speaking country if that makes any sense, anyone know any ways around this?

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I have the same setup you're looking for. This can be changed in the System Settings app.

All Settings > Personal > Language & Region.

  • Language: English
  • Region: United States
  • Formats: Germany

My Settings

This way I can have English language applications, a dvorak alternate keyboard layout and German date formats. Day of the week and month names are still German. To change that you'll need dconf-editor and you'll need to do some experimentation in system/locale.

  • Good Day Patrick, thanks for the reply. Ill try this set, i am not too comfortable to tinker with dconf files yet but ill most likely keep the set you mention kind regards Aug 31, 2018 at 10:00
  • Bitteschön. If you don't want to get into dconf, then these settings are as close as you can get to what you described. Cheers.
    – patrick
    Sep 1, 2018 at 11:29

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