When I first installed elementary, I had the Intel HD5500 glitch and accidentally made my root language Danish. While I managed to change my user language to English, I can't seem to figure out how to get it changed for root uses (when I open Files as administrator for example).

  • Sorry, can't check it myself right now, but isn't there an option in the language plug to change "system language" in System Settings?
    – quassy
    Sep 4, 2015 at 2:38

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Make sure your system is up-to-date first (there have been updates related to language settings recently):

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Then go to System Settings > Language & Region (example screenshot), click on English in the left sidebar and then "Set System Language". You will likely have to enter your password to proceed.


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