This tag is for questions about language support for the Android system and keyboards. See also the 'localization' tag if your question is about apps supporting your native language.

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Change system language from Chinese to English?

So I bought an Android phone that is shipped from China. The default language is Chinese. All the preinstalled apps are in Chinese. I live in the US and do not know Chinese and would like to know if ...
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Samsung Keyboard language switch + Accessibility service

I've faced an issue that Samsung Keyboard disables functionality of language switching using space bar... after upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat. That was messed on a forums a little bit and everybody agreed ...
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Need Help for Chinese Android Smart TV Box - Baidu 3S

I have bought a Android smart TV box in china, And all menus are in chinese , i cant use it as i do not know chinese, Can any one assist me to get this thing work in english, Device Specs : Product ...
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Adding an extra keyboard button for switching to rarely used languages?

I type in the following 3 languages: Language A - 55% of the time Language B - 40% of the time Language C - 5% of the time The usual solution would be to have all three languages installed, ...
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How to change android system language if morelocale2 does not work

I recently bought a chinese smartphone (SM-G3858) and there are only 3 languages available. English, Chinese and Korean. I tried to add another language (e.g. german) with the apps morelocale2, any ...
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Avoiding Cross-Contamination of Auto Suggest Dictionaries

I recently switched to the Galaxy S5 and am encountering what I can only think to describe as cross-contamination of my auto suggest dictionary. I use multiple languages every day, and so the first ...
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How to install a new language on a Malaysian TSM smartphone

I've just bought a Malaysian TSM 929 smartphone. Unfortunately, the android system 4.2.2 doesn't offer the Dutch language for me to select. I have tried some apps, but none are really satisfying. I've ...
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Is it possible to run applications with different locales (languages)?

I want to run some applications in one language and the rest with the others. Specifically, I'd like to run maps in Russian (I really don't need names transliterated to Latin) and everything else in ...
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Install another language to Android keyboard

I have Lenovo a390 with goKeyboard by default, and I have tried installing Serbian Keyboard to it. I have downloaded it from Play store and nothing happens, but never mind. Simple question is this: ...
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How to make a key act as acute and apostrophe? dead keys problem

Hi dear android/linux enthusiast, first question on stackoverflow, until now I've got a lot of help just reading stackexchange.* in passive mode, thanks for all that! I want to make a ...
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cannot change languange on external keyboard

I have a smart tv (pilot) which run android 4.0.2 . I connected it an external keyboard (through USB). I have English and Hebrew in the keyboard. The problem is that I cannot switch language through ...
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Change Language

My Hummer H5 smartphone came preloaded in Chinese. I have changed the language setting for the phone itself to English however, the Google search is still operating in Chinese. I would like to know ...
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How do you configure custom Accept-Languages to Chrome and Android browser?

Being multilingual, I find it very useful to configure Accept-Languages in my web browser so that web sites present their content in languages in my preferred order. I have done so for FireFox and ...
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Nexus 5 with an English interface and a Hebrew keyboard

I can't figure out how to set a Hebrew keyboard while using an English interface in my Nexus 5. The only way I have found to switch to a Hebrew keyboard was changing the language of the interface to ...
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Two language on android

I'm french, my system is in french. I would like to be able to type english words without being bothered by the autocorrection. How can i proceed ? Edit: Free solutions please
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Offline Spanish voice recognition: “no connection for speech input (E4)”

I am trying to set up a Google Nexus 7 (kitkat) and a Samsung Note 2 (jellybean) for offline English-Spanish Translation using the Google Translate app. Both devices are usually set to UK English. On ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard doesn't display foreign language characters (ö, ä, ü) on Android

I got a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard (K810), English keyboard layout, which I would like to use with my Android smartphone (LG G2). The pairing of the devices works fine, but I can't get it to display ...
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Can I get rid of an unwanted acronym?

Apparently "ESCO" is an acronym for something, however "esco" is a quite common Italian word. For some reason the native keyboard seems to prefer the acronym to the word, usually having it as default, ...
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how to add hebrew to my Samsung s4? [duplicate]

I have bought a new samsung s4. I try to change the OS settings to be in hebrew. I remembered how to do it from another s4 my sister has. Went to settings --> Languages and input ---> but there was ...
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Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 not supporting addtional Language?

I'm using Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and tried to display a text in malayalam. I found out that it doesn't have the language pack pre-installed. So I tried downloading a malayalam keyboard which was a ...
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Repeating letters being truncated

About a month ago, I noticed a strange issue anywhere a repeating letter a appears on my Android phone: repeating letters are either truncated or replaced with a single letter that has a macron (bar/ ...
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Can I update my Nexus tablets to include other languages? [duplicate]

I want either of my Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 tablets to include a Welsh or Czech language option. 1. Is this possible? 2. How do you do it, then The tablets come with other (less useful) language options.
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Samsung Note 2 input language selector problem (Android 4.3)

I have a strange problem for about a week. I have 3 input languages enabled on my smartphone (EN, RU, DE). To switch between them, I usually could slide the space-bar of the on-screen keyboard to the ...
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No sliding (gesture typing) feature in Google Keyboard for Ukrainian language

I can't type words via "sliding through letters" in Google Keyboard when Ukrainian language is chosen. Is it OK? What may be the reason? No "sliding" support specifically for Ukrainian language? I ...
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HTC Desire 500 - Adding new language [duplicate]

Is there some way to add language of my phone - HTC Desire 500 operating system? I mean status bar, options, everything...I would like to add language which are not in menu?
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Nexus 5 “Ok Google” voice output in a non-English US language

I'm trying the have vocal output from my nexus 5 with a non english system language. If my system language is English(US) I say "ok google" and it opens google now, I say "what's the weather like ...
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problem with pasting an arabic text on a note

I own a galaxy note3 and it types Arabic correctly but when I copy Arabic text and past it on a note the characters appear separated and randomized .. what can I do to cover this problem?
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AnkiDroid: Reset TTS language of a single deck

I am not able to find the correct way to reset the TTS language of just one deck (as opposed to resetting all TTS assignments by using Menu > Preferences > General > Reset). I have seen this question, ...
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Multilingual smart dial in HTC One X

I have HTC One X with default firmware and the latest updates installed. I'm totally fine with the default dialer, but the only feature missing is Russian (Cyrillic) symbols in Smart Dialer. It's ...
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Hebrew language to a physical keyboard

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) (Android 4.4.2). Recently I bought a Bluetooth keyboard to go with it. For English the keyboard works as expected, however I noticed that there is no Hebrew language when ...
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How to show local language fonts in Chrome?

How to show Gujarati language font in Chrome for Android? I cannot read any Gujarati site like divyabhaskar.com, etc. By the way in Opera Mini for Android browser there is the ability to show bitmap ...
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Google Play Language Setting

I am currently using Samsung Galaxy S2. Recently I found that there are a lot of different language application in the Google play store. I can understand both English and Chinese but It seem like I ...
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In which Programming Language Android had Developed

I don't know this question has asked before or not. The programming language had used to develop android open source project. I try to find out the answer of this question many times but still ...
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Disable dictionary popup

When I'm typing some text and I tap a word that doesn't exist, a popup shows up offering alternative words (as well as a "delete" and an "add to dictionary" option). This feature is useless for me, ...
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How to get my WiFi notifications back into English?

For some reason my WiFi notifications have started appearing in I think Polish, or something with a similar alphabet, I don't even have any such languages installed as far as I can see. This problem ...
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Is there a trustworthy place to download language packs from?

I'm a veteran iOS developer, giving Android a stab as part of an experiment that I hope will ultimately have me coding for my Google Glass. Today, my Moto X arrived. (Chosen because of it's small form ...
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Localising android menus

Is there a way to localise the Android system menu without rooting the phone? I managed to set to an unlisted language via ADB pm grant of CHANGE_CONFIGURATION, but the language resources are ...
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Trying to root Galaxy SIII Mini (Canadian) SM-G730W8 for additional language support

I bought an S3 Mini in Canada, but have noticed that I do not have a language option for Portuguese. I have done some research, and found that it is likely that the Portuguese language is included on ...
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How do I change the spell check language independently from the hardware keyboard layout

I'm using an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity with a German (Swiss variant) hardware keyboard and with the standard Asus variant of Android version 4.2.1. On a regular basis I need to type in both ...
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how to have second language setting in asus memo pad?

I use both english and chinese for typing but now i'm not sure how to set a second language as chinese in my tablet. Current default setting is english. Can anyone help?
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How can I translate Chinese and Japanese text without typing it?

When I'm in Japan or China, there are barely any European alphabet and I want to use my camera to take a photo of a sign and convert it into English language. Is it possible to achieve that?
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Read Persian SMS on Android 2.1

How can I read (and preferably write) Persian SMS on Android 2.1 (Motorola Flipout)?
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Missing input languages [duplicate]

I'm in New Zealand and have a Huawei G600 phone (Android 4.0.4). I bought it from DSE and it's Telecom branded. In Google Keyboard, the only available input language is "English (US)". I.e., when I ...
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make to show Japanese language on android device

I install app which supports Japanese language. But in my phone, it didn't show the Japanese language. My phone is sony xperia z. How should I make to see Japanese language. Thanks.
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Change the language of the Facebook App (v 3.8)

I'm having trouble changing the language of my Facebook App. So far, I've tried doing the thing it's suggested in the 'Help' section (Android Settings -> Input Language) and from the web version, ...
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Languages in Nexus 4 from Germany

I hope my question is not too strange. I would like to buy the current Google Nexus 4 16GB in Germany from Google Play. But I am interested if anyone can confirm that it has English language installed ...
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One keyboard, two languages for spelling [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to write english and french from my Android device with only one keyboard (azerty) and two spell checkers. Is this possible?
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AnkiDroid: Change decks tts language

In my phone, Ankidroid ask me every time what language shall be used for each card side. Which is listed as a bug. But with other phones (eg. Samsung S2 mini) opposite problem arises. Once you ...
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How to add another language to a Samsung Galaxy Chat physical keyboard?

Having got a Samsung Galaxy Chat (B5330) I'd like to use its physical keyboard to to enter not only english but also central european (czech) and cyrillic (russian) letters (I am ok with english-only ...
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How to Enable Android phone for full Tamil Indic Interface

I'd like to buy an Android phone to gift to somebody who only knows Tamil. From the little research I've done there are Android phones setup in Indic languages available readymade (like Robosoft), but ...