I'm new to LaTeX and recently started using TeXworks on a Linux Mint 18.3 computer. I needed to edit the preferences and to my surprise discovered that numbers are in written Arabic rather than numerals (see the two uploaded files). How can this be fixed?
I cannot continue right now, but will look in again tomorrow.
This gave me:
So I then started TeXworks and looked at the Preferences, but there was no change, so I perofrmed a Restart thinking this was correct. There was still no effect.
Is it possible that I can "force" the locale settings to become "fixed" so that they cannot be altered? Please advise this frustrated novice. Thanks