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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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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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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How to change the language of the playstore on android phone (samsung galaxy S4) or at least of applications

I have a samsung galaxy S4, as the title say, running with android, and i am french, therefore, the play store is in french, and the apps are also downloaded and installed in french, without any way ...
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application for changing fonts in android 4.3

Is there any appication by which you can change the fonts of your android, which it also supports greek language? Unfortunatrlly, I don't own a well known brand, but somehow I managed to root it!
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How to quickly change the language in the latest Swype beta?

According to Swype's advanced tips page: Switching languages: To switch between the two most recent languages, Swype from the Swype-key to the key with the language initials on it. Since I ...
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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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Override language setting for some apps?

Is there a way to override the locale for some apps? My Android is set to German but I want, for example, all apps that don't have a proper translation to be in English - reading Google-translated ...
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How to set an app to use its native language?

Thanks to my phone being rooted, I can use app settings to set an app's language without having to change my system language. but is there a way to determine the native language of an app and by ...
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How can I write in Tamil language with Google Handwriting Input?

OS - Android 4.4.2 Phone - Huawei Honor 6 UI - EmotionUI 2.3 I want to add additional language (Tamil language) under Settings - Language & Input - Language, how can I add it? If I could add ...
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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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How can I force-set language for voice type

I have Motorola Razr XT925 running KitKat (4.4.2). I have set three input languages in my language settings. When I am using voice typing, there is a language combo box with which shows 'Default: ...
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Set Russian language on Alcatel Pop S7 (Android 4.1.2)

I am not able to configure the device to Russian language, although assumed that all Android supports it. Question: What are the chances to enable Russian UI after I root the device? Worth trying or ...
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Language set on Android Wear

What choice of languages are available in the settings for Android Wear devices? Is it the same as Android phones (v5.1)?
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Changing language option on ColorNote

By accident, on the Android ColorNote application, I changed the language from English to Chinese. How do I change it back to English?
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Japanese and Korean titles are blank in Kodi/XBMC for Amazon Fire TV

I'm using original titles for my Kodi/XBMC on Amazon Fire TV, however the titles are displayed blank or '' or ' ' Any solution?
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Cannot configure keyboard input language anymore

On my Xperia S /ICS, I had English and German language input configured. Worked as expected, could switch language on the keyboard. Then I installed a keyboard app and later uninstalled it. Now ...
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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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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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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 app name back to english

i recently traveled to germany and used a local sim card one of the side "benefits" was an automatic switch of the gui to german. in the system manus and switched back to english, but some of the ...
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How to select content language on Google Play Movies

I'm in Germany and I want to download movies in English from the Google Play store to watch my Android tablet, however I can only get movies in German. How can I get the English versions?
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Android in Turkmen

Is it possible to use Android in the Turkmen language?
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suddenly can't change language in keyboard

I used to use 3 languages in my keyboard English Chinese and Filipino, using it by just sliding the spacebar; however recently this feature disappeared. I can't change language anymore even tho 3 ...
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Lollipop Easter Egg (AKA Flappy bird) is unplayable when using Arabic language

I have LG G2 on CyanogenMod 5.0, and I set it to Arabic language. When I tried to play the hidden easter egg (Flappy bird), the flying robot is not shown when using Arabic language. How to solve this ...
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How to localize Android OS for new locale

I've been looking for the Android "localization project", assuming that there is one (like you have for LibreOffice or Mozilla) but so far, I have only found thousands of pages about localizing apps, ...
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Google Voice Commands with primary language not English

I just bought myself a Moto 360. Love it. But I have a problem. My primary voice recognition language is set to my native language (Croatian), since I text mostly Croatians and obviously communicate ...
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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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chineese language in history to be changed

How can I change the Chinese language in call history. I can't understand the Chinese symbols.when I receiving a call it showing Chinese symbols in below the contact name.
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How to add or\and edit translation files for an android system Rom?

I am in Israel, using the Hebrew language, and I purchase phones from the USA. Recently Samsung decided not to show all language, but just the region important ones, in order to block imports from ...
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How to change the Play store language

I live in Hong Kong, and the play store displays everything in the local Cantonese language. I have set everything I can (Android language, Account language, even the app locale via Xposed Module "App ...
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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 make a change language shortcut for voice recognition in android 2.3.4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone, I work in English, Spanish and French, and constantly have to change from one language to the other, making a shortcut to change the language of the voice-recognition ...
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Change the language back from Chinese to English on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

My grandson used my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and now the language is all in Chinese. What do I have to do to get it back to English as I do not read Chinese?
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Install Gaeilge language pack on Android? [duplicate]

There is no Irish [Gaeilge] language on Android (i'm running version 4.3) Is it possible to add it on ? - I mean the operating system language not an app. Surely its just a dictionary ? thanks for ...
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Voice-to-Text in languages not on the list (and what is the difference between the various keyboards and keyboard input methods)

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo, with Samsung keyboard enable, anywhere where text can be input, one can long-press the relevant text entry in the application, and a software keyboard pops up from the ...
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Texting in multiple languages

I have an Android 4.4.4 phone (Moto E) and I would like to text certain people in English and others in Spanish. Essentially I would like my phone to have a per-contact language setting for text ...
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Want to add Persian and Arabic on Samsung Galaxy Phone running Gingerbread OS

Peace be on you All... Dear all... I wan't to Add Persian and Arabic suppport on my Samsung Galaxy Ace having Gingerbread OS, All of my applications running in these languages show broken texts and ...
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Multi-language predictive text and spell correction

I have recently upgraded my Motorola Moto E android phone from 4.4.2 to 5.0.2. Is it my imagination or did multi-language support vanish? It used to be (I think) that when I typed an SMS it would ...
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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 ...
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connection between spell correction, language selection, predictive text, and keyboard

Can someone please explain to me the android conceptual model between language selection spell correction predictive text keyboard I.e., is it the responsibility of the keyboard app to support ...
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Why do Samsung Keyboards support a maximum of 4 languages?

I would like to know why Samsung Keyboards support a maximum of 4 languages? Also, what do these languages exactly do? I can swipe left-and-right on the space bar to switch between them, but I can ...
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Is there a way to type German and French characters from the stock keyboard?

I want to type French and German accents and stuff using some kind of add-on to the stock keyboard. I don't want to switch between boards. I see there are a lot of keyboards in the Play store but I ...
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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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croatian symbols

I wonder how I include croatian symbols into my Android device. I searched in the internet, but I can't find any useful information about this topic. Is it even possible to install "language packages" ...
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Set different languages for different users

I'd like to set different languages per user in my nexus 7 (Android 4.2), but the only option I've found for changing the language is system-wide, and applies to all the users. Is there any way I can ...
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Asus ZenPhone 5 Android Keyboard has no Hindi language input?

I bought an Asus Zenphone 5 (nice piece of phone for a cheap price btw). However, there is no Hindi keyboard input. Strange, given Hindi and other related languages using the same script count for ...
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htc desire keybord remove buttons

I have a issue with my key pad when I text, if I text too fast the language changes to French or sometimes I accidently hit the language button and have to hit till the right language comes to. its ...
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How to go change azerty to qwerty on huawei ascend y530 [duplicate]

Alright so I got a Huawei Ascend Y530, and I live in the Netherlands, where literally no person ever uses an azerty keyboard. However, for some reason I can only get azerty when setting my keyboard to ...
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How to change search engine language?

I'm a native Hungarian speaker, a few months ago I moved to Germany, and I have a problem with the Google search, I installed the Google chrome on my android device but the default search engine is ...