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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How to force the locale/language of a specific app

I'm looking for the functionality of MoreLocales2 but only applying the changes to certain apps. In this case I'm trying to force German on TypoClock 0.51 but have the rest of my phone left in ...
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How do I add a new language?

The aftermarket ROM I use seems to have the language list parred down to just a couple selections, probably to save space. I would like to add a language back into the system. I can already set the ...
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Bought Samsung Galaxy II in China, need to change alerts, etc. to English

I just bought my phone here in China and have changed the language settings to English. I get all my alerts, error messages, ets. in Chinese characters. Wish I could read them, but since I can't, ...
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Search for apps based on language

Can I search for Android APPs that are in Hebrew or Kurdish? or are all apps automatically translated into all languages?
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Android Language Change

I have a LG Android. How do I change language settings on the phone itself? Sometime today, the language on the phone displays changed from English. I'd like to return to English. I suspect it'd ...
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Reducing the list of language options

I would like to see an option that allows the list of available languages reduced to those I actually need. When I use Voice Search, switching between English and Spanish is a pain: way too many ...
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How to access Android language dictionaries

Is it possible to access (programatically, using a text editor, etc.) each dictionary of the built in languages in Android? The automatic word completion is really useful but it has a major problem ...
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How can I change the Locale in the default browser?

I have a Nexus One with Android 2.3.3 and I use the default browser. My phone doesn't have "Swedish" as language setting, so I use English. But now when I use Google, I'm not redirected to the Swedish ...
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Is it possible to switch keyboard language layout on HTC Wildfire?

I am thinking of buying an HTC Wildfire S. Since I will be buying it in Germany, it will have a German keyboard (e.g. Y and Z are interchanged). Will there be a way for me to switch the keyboard to ...
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Is there a Japanese input method for tablets that fits the screen better than Simeji?

I do a fair amount of e-mailing in Japanese from GMail in Android. On my cell phone (Nexus One), I use Simeji to type Japanese characters, and it does a good job. However, I recently got a Samsung ...
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Why doesn't my Desire S support RTL?

When I bought my Desire S in Israel I was under the assumption that it's OS (Android 2.3) came with built in Hebrew support. When I turned the phone on I discovered that there isn't an option to ...
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Gingerbread Claims Support for Arabic, but I Don't See the Language in Settings

Gingerbread claims to have support for Arabic, but I have 2.3.4 installed on my Google Nexus One, and Arabic is not an option when I go to my language settings. ...
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How can I limit the input languages?

How can I limit the number of input languages on the keyboard? I would only like to see the 3 I use. I have a HTC desire S.
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Can I use an English locale setting on a Polish EEE Pad Transformer?

I live in Poland, but I am primarily an English speaker and I cannot speak any Polish. I want to buy the Asus Transformer tablet from a local online store over here in Poland. Will the interface of ...
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Arabic text is detached

I have these two issues. The text is detached in tweetcaster. Along with being detached, in the browser, the reading order is wrong. I hope upgrading the current pre installed browser or installing ...
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How to install Hebrew on a Samsung galaxy s vibrant

We have a Samsung Galaxy S vibrant, bought in the US from T-mobile. It's unable to read text messages in Hebrew, write in Hebrew, or anything else. We tried to install the language through the ...
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Help getting Arabic on Android

My Friend is going to sell his Nexus S because it does not natively support Arabic. I have found several websites that claim to have a solution to this issue. http://ardoid.com/ Seems to be the ...
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How can I change language for word suggestion while writing an sms text message

I will be extremely disappointed if there is no way to change language WHILE writing an SMS without having to go to the phone's settings and changing the language there. Surely somebody in the android ...
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Is there any way to stop Android from changing “I want $5.00” into “I want$ 5.00”?

I don't even know why it does this, tbh, since pretty much everyone writes $xx.xx and not anything else, such as xx.xxUS$ or anything like that. Note: Turning off Auto-Punctuate does not fix this ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy S Indian ROM (latest DDJP6) has Bengali support?

I've read in several forums that Indian version of Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) supports Hindi language. Some of them mentioned it should support Bengali/Bangla also. Can anyone here confirm that- 1) ...
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How can I change the language on my phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set the locale and language? Is there some way I can change the language of my phone's operating system? I mean status bar, options, everything -- I want it to ...
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How can I set the language in Opera Mini 6?

Opera recently upgraded itself, and for some reason the update installed the Hebrew version with Hebrew menus (that's not completely surprising, since my phone is in Hebrew, but it's partly ...
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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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Add new Locale on android 2.2 HTC Wildfire phone

I entered a competition and won an HTC Wildfire. However it's branded french. i've changed the language to English, but under 'Select Language' it says 'English (France)'. Several apps also tend to ...
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Imported Hebrew vcf contacts come out gibberish

I just joined the Android community. I have been using a Nokia E72. I am a bilingual user (Hebrew/English). I have succeeded in importing my address book 838 contacts with the help of this blog ...
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MP3 tags in Hebrew show up in gibberish on my phone

I have some songs on my computer with Hebrew files names and Hebrew tags. When I copy them to my phone, the file names appear OK, but the tags appear in gibberish. This is true both for the default ...
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How can I show two alphabets in my contact list?

I have a Galaxy S with an interface in Hebrew. Some of my contacts are in English and some are in Hebrew. However, I only have the option to scroll through the letters in Hebrew. The English alphabet ...
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Is it possible to type accented letters using the Galaxy S English keyboard?

I have a Galaxy S, and my locale is English (UK). Is it possible to type accented letters, such as é to a textfield using the keyboard? If yes, how? edit: I know I can use swype but please don't ...
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Is there a Word Lens alternative/port for Android?

Any idea how we can do this in Android? For those of you at work who can't watch the video, it's a demo of an iPhone app that came out today called Word Lens, which in translates language in ...
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Does Froyo include full Hebrew support for all devices?

I was under the impression that Froyo includes full built-in Hebrew support for all models. I'm looking into buying a Samsung Galaxy S, and I called up a store about it. At the store they said that ...
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Installing the English (United States) language

I recently got my Desire HD, and it came pre-installed with Deutsch, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, each in a (Spain) or (Portugal) flavor. Is there some way of getting an English (United ...
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What do I have to do to get my file system to recognize foreign characters?

I have some MP3 files that have Cyrillic in the mp3 data, as well as being named Сyrillic (the file names themselves as in "музыка.mp3". Is there some additional language package that can install to ...
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Alternative keyboard with Czech language dictionary?

Is there any alternative keyboard for Android HTC Desire 2.1 that supports English/Czech dictionary and easy way to switch between them?
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Is Hebrew support built into Android?

Is Hebrew support built into Android? If so, is it in all versions?
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German lessons in an Android device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I study or prepare myself for an exam with the help of my Android device? Is there any German course that I could do on my Android device? Whether it's an app or ...
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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. ...