How to change language in login screen


Introduced 42.2 openSUSE in a Windows domain. Faced with the fact that there is no possibility of choosing the language in the box, the new user login. I can not enter their user names in the Cyrillic alphabet.

Prompt is solved?

Which GUI? – KDE Plasma 5? GNOME? Or, something else?

You may have to change the default system language – if you’re using SDDM, the ArchLinux page may help: <>.

You may have to install some extra language packs.

I did notice that, on Leap 42.2, if you enable the systemd “sddm.service” then, the SDDM GUI is “English-only” – if however you only use the systemd “display-manager.service” then the displayed language is the default system language.

I think there are two things here:

  1. The language the text on the login screen is displayed in.
  2. The character set used and accepted in the to be filled in boxes (username and password).

I am not sure (but the OP might know better because he seems to use Cyrillic more then I do) if user names are stored in UTF-8 or restricted to ASCII (in /etc/passwd, etc.). If they can be stored in UTF-8, it must of course be possible to enter them in the boxes and that irrespective of the language used in the texts on that screen.

this my screen.

I want to introduce the following MYDOMAIN\Пользователь , but don’t change language in this screen.

So, yes, KDE Plasma 5 and SDDM.
And, SDDM seems to be displaying a Cryllic character set – IOTW: the language setting seems to be OK.

Assuming that, other users may use the machine in question, either defined locally or, via a Directory Service, they normally appear automatically (with their respective “Face” icons) in the SDDM display.
[HR][/HR]BTW: openSUSE offers an international “Paste” service without any advertising. The URL is: <>.

Please note that, you need to choose “Image” (at the right hand end of the bar near the top with “Here you can create your paste:” at the left hand end) if you want to post an image. The option “Code” allows one to post various forms of text which may or may not be a programming language.