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How can I set the locale and language?

How can I set the keyboard and language in Android, and how can I add more languages to the device?
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Can I connect an Android phone to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse?

Is it possible to somehow connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse to an Android phone and then use it as a lightweight computer (netbook-like)? If it is, what Android version / phone type support it, ...
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How to switch keyboard layout for external keyboard

How do I switch the keyboard layout for an external USB keyboard on Android 2.1? I've connected a German USB keyboard to my Android Tablet (Easypix 1000). Altough the language is set to German, the ...
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How to enable real text prediction for android / stock keyboard on LG optimus one?

The title says it all but i will explain a bit more. I have a LG optimus one phone with android 2.2 froyo. It comes with two keyboards, the LG one with working text prediction and the Android / Stock ...
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Changing layout of hardware keyboard

How I can change a layout or add a new layout to physical keyboard of Xperia mini pro phone? I want for example remap ? to ''ə'' and shift ? to ''Ə'', or س to ی in Persian layout or even add new ...
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Set two languages simultaneously for the stock keyboard?

I want to have both english and german prediction and auto correction at the same time for the stock keyboard (Jelly Bean here). My use case: Multi-tasking between english and german domains on my ...
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Use bluetooth keyboard with a different layout?

I'm Italian, so I use italian language on my tablet (note 10.1), but I have also a bluetooth keyboard with english layout that I use to write little snippets of programmes, the problem is that I don't ...
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How can I get word completion with physical keyboard?

Is there any app or method that provides word completion when using a physical keyboard?
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How do I type a tabulation character on an Xperia?

I imported my notes from my Palm Centro into Note Everything and the tab characters in my existing notes show up correctly. But how do I type a tab character on my Xperia X10?
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How do I disable the on screen keyboard? I have a USB keyboard attached

I have a ZeniThink C91 using Ice Cream. I also have a case that has a USB keyboard. How do i disable the android Keyboard so only the USB keyboard is active? Ice Cream 4.0
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How do I add another keyboard layout to my ICS phone?

I speak English as my first language, but I also am fluent in French and I'd like to occasionally write in French on my Android phone. I have ICS, and whilst I can easily change my language to French, ...
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Install default Android keyboard

It seems as the default keyboard is removed from several Android devices. I have two, a Sony Xperia (4.0.4) and a Samsung Galaxy SIII (4.0.4) and neither of them has the default Android keyboard (or ...
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How can I use my PC's keyboard on the Android emulator?

I want to run/test Android apps on the Android emulator and I want to type using my PC keyboard, as it lets me type and test faster. When I use the emulator though, it only accepts input from the ...
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Can I emulate a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android device?

I'd like to use an Android phone for controlling presentations. I know there's some wifi approaches, but often times the computer running the slideshow isn't owned by me and is not comfortable ...
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Multilanguage Keyboard with Android

Sometimes I type in German and sometimes in English. I seem to be only able to switch on autocompletion for one language and have to add the words of the other language one by one to the dictionary. ...
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How can I type special symbols on my Android device like ☺ or ♥ as a regular character?

How can I make special symbols on my Samsung Galaxy SII, like ☺ or ♥?
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How can I “split” the virtual keyboard when typing on a large display in landscape mode?

I have a large Android tablet and would like to "split" the virtual keyboard when it's in landscape mode. Something similar like the iPad feature. Is this possible and if so how?
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Is there a way to get to the numeric keyboard when entering text fields

When you are entering text field entries on Android, you get the soft keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy S. In the lower left corner there is the key that switches between the alphabetic characters and ...
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Better keyboard on Nexus One?

is there some easy way to get a better keyboard on the Nexus One? The default keyboard has way to small buttons and it's hard to use.
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How do I remove an incorrect word from autocorrect?

To begin with, I've tried in futility to search everywhere else on the internet to fix this, so I'm asking here now. I have a Nexus 4 running Android 4.4. Sometime within the past year, DONT started ...
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Is There A Keyboard Layout Creator for Android?

I have created a keyboard layout for the language I speak on windows using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. I want to port the same layout to Phones. Before the cursing starts, I have done a ...
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How can I remotely control my mobile without rooting it?

I have my mobile Android, iPad, typing on the small keyboards takes too long, so remotely using my keyboard is the best way for me when it comes to type something in mobile devices. I have so far ...
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Quick way to enter three dots (ellipsis)?

The Samsung keyboard has a Quick Symbol key, where ".,?" are on the same key and accessed similar to the T9 method (don't know if this is standard for Android keyboards). A good idea, but how can I ...
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How to install a custom keyboard in Android?

I read this article which says that I can "can install any custom keyboard as the default keyboard on Android". How can I do that? Does it require rooting?
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Switch to another keyboard language using stock keyboard

I have an Xperia (SOL21). How can I fast switch to another keyboard language, using the default keyboard? I'm mostly typing in Japanese, but usually swiftly change to Swedish and English (on a ...
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How to type a pipe “|” on an HTC EVO Android 2.2?

I am using Connect Bot on my HTC EVO Android Version 2.2, and on the keyboard I do not see a "|". How do I type a pipe, "|" character? I am trying to run a ps -ef | grep XYZ command.
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Stock dialer app on Andorid Kit Kat does not like to bring up the num pad

Device: Note 2 (Verizon i605) Rom: CyanogenMod 11 (Kit Kat 4.4.2) App; ASOP dialer Whenever I fire up my phone app to call someone, and click on the keyboard, a white box (1/5 of the ...
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How do I paste my password on Google Signin?

I change the password of my Google account on a frequent basis. My password is always a quite long alphanumeric string generated by a password manager. Typing it is really annoying, specially on a ...
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How to pair Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 2.3.5 -phone and iPad?

I use the Apple Wireless -keyboard. I want to be able to write with only one keyboard: control with it things such as iPad and my Android -phone. I tried BlueKeyboard JP here but I was unable to get ...
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Is it possible to remove the “:-)” smiley key in Swype for stock Messaging?

I love Swype but have a minor gripe with it. Many times a word will be completely messed up so I hit the backspace key but instead accidentally hit the :-) key. In almost all programs there will ...
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I keep losing my Swype keyboard

I'm running CM6 on a Motorola Droid. Every now and then (at least once a day), my keyboard will revert from Swype back to the Stock Android Keyboard and I have switch back to the Swype keyboard to be ...
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Create a custom keyboard dictionary

Is it possible to use custom dictionary with the default Android keyboard? I guess the words are stored in some file, so I would like to edit it. The goal is to create Macedonian auto-completion ...
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Trying to uninstall a keyboard, 'uninstall' grayed out, no root

I'm trying to uninstall PDAC Multilinugal keyboard and its language packs. The uninstall button on the app is grayed out, and I don't yet have root - is it possible to remove it without root access?
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How use Escape, directional keys on the virtual keyboard?

I recently bought Better Terminal Emulator Pro, and I like it, but how do I use the Escape key and directional keys? For instance, I'd like to switch between modes in vi or use the up and down arrows ...
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How do I insert a non-breaking space with the Android OS Keyboard?

At times I insert a non-breaking space (on my Mac) instead of characters in a Last Name field when filling out forms. Is there a way to do this using the default or some other keyboard on my Nexus 4 ...
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French QWERTY keyboard for Nexus S

When using the French language the default virtual keyboard on the Nexus S use the AZERTY keyboard layout. That might be fine in Europe but not in North America (e.g. Quebec) where everyone uses ...
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Spell Check app or setting while using drop down keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get word completion with physical keyboard? Is there anyway to get spell check functionality while using the drop down keyboard?
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How can I automatically disable the onscreen keyboard when a Bluetooth keyboard is connected? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the on screen keyboard? I have a USB keyboard attached I'm using a 9.7" Bauhn Android tablet from Aldi running Ice CreamSandwich. I have a Kensington ...
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How to switch Input Method / keyboard?

I recently upgraded my Galaxy S2 from Android 2.x to 4.0.3. I had, and still have, two keyboards installed & enabled - MultiLing Keyboard, and Swype. In my previous ROM, long-pressing an input ...
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How to disable virtual keyboard when in landscape mode?

I have a Droid 2 (on Gingerbread); The device has a physical keyboard. I use virtual keyboard in portrait mode sometimes, but never in landscape mode (since I have physical keyboard.) Is there a way ...
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How can I emulate ctrl-Z (undo) in Android 4.1.2 on a Galaxy Note 3?

Based on this question and this question and this issue, it sounds like Android basically doesn't have undo/redo functionality. (I guess? Correct me if I've misunderstood or if the situation has ...
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How to type quickly and use the full ASCII character set [closed]

Probably 90% of my time on my phone is spent typing. So I like to be able to do it quickly. Also, because I take complex notes and write code on my phone, I would like to be able to have the full ...
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Hardware keyboard symbol [popup] problems

I am running CM10.1 (Andromadus flavor, based on Android 4.2) on a HTC Desire Z with built-in hardware keyboard. To input keys that are not present on the keyboard, there is a symbol key that pops up ...
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No numbers on default keyboard

Just bought a SE Xperia Arc S phone and it's keyboard does not have numbers or symbols like $,@ on the keys. When I press and hold "r" for example it prints a weird "ṛ" character instead of the number ...