Changing the System Language
Changing from Default English to Make Bodhi Linux in Your Own Language.
At the time of writing there are no language-packs in the Appcenter, so you will need your terminal. Fear not, it’s easier then you think!
Step 1. Install language packs.
This example uses NL (Dutch), but the method works identical for all western languages, you only need to replace nl with the language code for your country, i.e. fr for France, it for Italy.
Open Terminology (Menu > Applications > System) and paste the following line after the prompt $
sudo apt-get install language-pack-nl language-pack-nl-base language-pack-gnome-nl language-pack-gnome-nl-base firefox-locale-nl
When prompted for your sudo password type the phrase you use for login; press Enter (Note: the terminal does not show any output/response – no dots or asterixes when typing your sudo password).
The packs will be downloaded and installed for you. You will know the computer has finished when the prompt appears again.
Step 2. Load Language module: Menu > Settings > Modules > Settings tab > Language
Step 3. Go to Menu > Settings > Settings Panel > Language tab > Language Setting and select your language.
The Advanced button brings you to a tab where you can select your locale if needed. Click OK to apply the changes.
Some languages may require extra steps:
Step 4. Go to Menu > Settings > Settings Panel > Language tab > InputMethodSettings and select an option (fcitx will do in most cases) and click on Setup Selected Method if highlighted. Click OK to apply the changes.
A reboot may be required to have the changes take effect.
Note: The login screen can be set to your language by clicking on the language code you see in the top-right corner.