Locales allows users to use different language for every user, or set global lang. To set language as native, first we have to configure it:

sudo dpkg-configure locales

What locales I have to choose?

You will get loooooong list of available locales. Maybe it's hard to decide what locales you need, but look:

  • I live in Poland, so I need Polish (pl_PL) locales.
  • Also, it's recommended to have en_US locale (in another case system/apps can often crash!)
  • For better compatibility it's also good choice to select only UTF-8 versions of languages.

So, I have to select only two options:

  • en_US.UTF-8
  • pl_PL.UTF-8

Easy? :-D

Use SPACE to check/uncheck options, ARROWS to scroll, ENTER to confirm.

Default locale

In next window, choose default locale - your native (for me, native option is pl_PL.UTF-8).

Locales will be generated:

Generating locales (this can take a while)...
  en_US.UTF-8... done
  pl_PL.UTF-8... done
Generation complete.
root@Cubian:~# _ 


If you notice that nothing has changed - you still have English language, try to reboot your tablet.

If this not helped, use this command:

export LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8   #or other language what you need