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I'm trying to install Japanese language using last Freya release. Steps:

1) Hit + in Language&Region settings.
2) Find japanese or 日本語.
3) Double-click
4) Then the left bar becomes greyed out and not responsive. Can not see any visible progress.

What I'm doing wrong?

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Nothing wrong in your steps, it happens to me as well, might be a bug.

But we need to install

language-pack-gnome-ja
language-pack-gnome-ja-base
language-pack-ja
language-pack-ja-base

While installing from terminal using apt-get getting dependency errors as in the bug.(I missed the bug page, I will add the link later)

I manually installed all the .deb packages,

First download all .deb files,

language-pack-ja

language-pack-ja-base

language-pack-gnome-ja-base

language-pack-gnome-ja

Now install in the order either from Software Centre or from terminal,

From terminal (I suggest use terminal, If you got errors use Software center)

cd ~/Downloads
ls #to avoid errors with file names
sudo dpkg -i [language-pack-ja deb]
sudo dpkg -i [language-pack-ja-base deb]
sudo dpkg -i [language-pack-gnome-ja-base deb]
sudo dpkg -i [language-pack-gnome-ja deb]
sudo apt-get update

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EDIT:

If still not able to change to japanese, Again follow the procedure,

1) Hit + in Language&Region settings.
2) Find japanese or 日本語.
3) Double-click (This time should work, as shown in screenshot)

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After that hit set language and set system language

You need to restart system to apply changes.

After restart, your language settings will be changed,

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  • Cool thanks! Gonna check it. Be right back! – orkenstein Nov 10 '15 at 17:25
  • please follow the order to avoid dependency issue =) @orkenstein – Ravan Nov 10 '15 at 17:27
  • please see my edit @orkenstein – Ravan Nov 11 '15 at 3:26
  • No success. When I'm doing sudo dpkg -i language-pack-ja_14.04+20150804_all.deb get: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of language-pack-ja: language-pack-ja depends on language-pack-ja-base (>= 1:14.04+20150804); however: Package language-pack-ja-base is not configured yet. But sudo dpkg -i language-pack-ja-base_14.04+20150804_all.deb I get: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of language-pack-ja-base: language-pack-ja-base depends on language-pack-ja (>= 1:14.04+20150804); however: Package language-pack-ja is not configured yet. This is strange. – orkenstein Nov 11 '15 at 9:00
  • After some puzzling with packages I finally installed all the dependencies. Change link language-pack-gnome-ja-base_14.04%2B20140410_all.deb -> 20150804 Is it ok that some text is still in English? For example Desktop, Notifications, Language&Region in System Settings – orkenstein Nov 11 '15 at 9:29

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