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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Android ignoring imported dictionary

I recently upgraded from Nexus 5 to Nexus 5x. I used the automatic process to move my data from the old device to the new, and everything went smoothly, except for the dictionary. I type in Hebrew (I'...
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Is there a way to input a specific language with keyboard that is not supported by the android

I'm using Mi 4i and I wanted to input Thai by using a bluetooth keyboard logitech K480. I couldn't find out how to input by Thai and asked support center of Xiaomi. The clerk said that the input Thai ...
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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 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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ContactManager sort by other Language

It's a Lenovo a7000-a and it uses ContactManager as a phone app. I have the Language of the device set as english but my contacts are in Greek. The ContactManager does not display Greek letters on te ...
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Install Arabic language on Android ICS

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 running Android ICS. How can I install the Arabic language on my phone keyboard as it is not listed?
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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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language is being reset on boot

I have recently purchased a new phone (Laude M8), which is the first Android 5.1 phone I have used, and also the first phone I have used which supports dual SIM cards. I have only one SIM card ...
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Spanish Motorola g3 change to English Language

I'm contemplating getting my first smart phone and I'm looking at the Motorola g3 (2015 model). I'm a native English (UK) speaker but live in Spain so any phone bought here will, naturally enough, be ...
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how to add Thai as system language Samsung J5

Can someone please walk me through how to add Thai as a setup language on my wifes new Samsung J5? As I understand it the language will be there somewhere and just need unlocking
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manual language selection for voice input

Voice input used to have manual language selection option. Since about a year it's automatic. Unfortunately it is very unreliable. I want to be able to choose the input language, from a few preferred ...
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Flashed my Android and now I can't display arabic, Hebrew

I followed this tuto to flash a zip to my phone (S3 mini - Android 4.4.4 ) using flashfire to show the new emojis. All seems to work well though I noticed Arabic and many other languages are not ...
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How to add a language on the Galaxy S7 Edge without root?

I have a gs7 and it is locked so I cant add new languages. Can someone tell me if this is possible without root?
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Ctrl+shift does not actually switch the layout of an external keyboard

I use the tablet computer Lenovo Yoga YT3-X50M under Android 5.1.1. I successfully paired it with the external bluetooth keyboard, and set up three keyboard layouts for it (English, Russian and Hebrew)...
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Hiragana keyboard on Telephone Huawei P8 Lite

I have a problem and can not find the solutionn by myself. I want to keep the language I have on my telephone, BUT would like to have an extra language only on my keyboard. Japanese language (...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch languages with a Logitech K480 or MK270?

Backstory: For years I've been using android devices to type in multiple languages. At first I had to use an app like AnySoftKeyboard or fiddle with android settings every time I wanted to switch ...
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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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How do I access second character screen in regional keyboard?

I switched to Nexus 5x recently, and mostly like it so far. I can't figure out how to access the second character screen in the keyboard, for regional languages, though. Previously, I was on Lumia ...
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Galaxy Tablet won't change back to English

My Galaxy Tablet is displaying in French. I did not change it to French (some language other than English) it just changed. I have gone to settings and changed it back to English but it will not ...
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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 can I change my Asus Eee Pad's language from Taiwanese to English?

I bought a Asus Eee Pad and when I did a factory reset the language was in Taiwanese. How do I change it back to English? It looks like it only has Taiwanese on it. I called Asus and they couldn't ...
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How to change locale and make it stay that way?

My friend has a LG V10 and unfortunately, it doesn't have the language he wants (Hebrew) as part of the stock ROM. I've googled around and found that there are apps that enable you to change locale ...
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'Languages and Input' sub-setting crashes Settings, need to enable it to install keyboard

Alright so I try to get into the 'Language and Input' sub-setting on the 'Settings' menu, and when I click on it a message appears saying: "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped working". This only ...
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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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Greenify ruins my Samsung Keyboard Input Languages

I've installed this Greenify app on my non-rooted Galaxy S3. It really does the magic after hibernating some of the non-system apps (e.g. FB, Twitter, etc.) - phone runs faster, battery drains down ...
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Bilingual language settings?

I would like my phone to recognize English and French words. Also I'd like the swype typing to work this way. What is the simplest way to accomplish this? I have a moto G, android 5.1
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Install many font on Android device

I want to read and write Thai and Tibetan languages and also see real symbols for many other fonts instead of squares. As you can see, replacing system fonts is not a good method, because in this ...
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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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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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How does Google TTS decide which voice to use?

How does Google TTS decide which voice to use? If a book is written in two or more languages, can TTS choose the language-voice pair (perhaps based on the information stored in a dictionsry app or e-...
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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 install a language pack into a now-defunct 3rd-party keyboard?

There's this keyboard I really love called 8pen. I made the mistake of uninstalling it without checking and then later realized that it had been pulled from the app store, and the developer seems to ...
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Android APP Play Store Lanuages

I now have three languages in my PicVidShare Camera APP Play Store listing. English (Default), French and Chinese. Using the same steps I get this error message. Please check the languages marked ...
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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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How do you change the language on Google Play? [duplicate]

How do you change the language on Google Play? I'm American, so I want it in English. I live in Luxembourg, have a Lux SIM card and bought my phone in Thailand and yet the Google Pay Topics are all in ...
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How to change book language in Google Play Books

Does anyone know how to change the language of a book in Google Play Books? I uploaded a portuguese book (epub) to Google Play Books, but when I highlight a word, the app does not recognize that the ...
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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 type and handwrite Japanese on devices without Japanese input?

By default there is no Japanese input in Samsung keyboard. I know there is a plugin called Multiling with it's HanWriting plugin but it only supports 1 letter by time. Is there a way to handwrite ...
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Editing personal dictionary on Android 6

As it seems Android blocks third party apps from editing the personal dictionaries for some reason. I just upgraded from Android 4 to 6 and want to import my personal dicitonary, but the apps I've ...
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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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Can I install the Sinhala language without rooting my android device?

I have an Android device which is running Android version 4.3, but when I'm using web browsing, Facebook, Twitter, etc., I can't see any of the content in the Sinhala language. I found out that there ...
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I am looking for a simple way to translate words highlighted in the browser

This is my use case: I'm trying to improve my Spanish so I've started reading Spanish-language newspapers in the browser on my phone. What I'd like to do is this: when I need a word or phrase ...
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How can I install odia language in my sony Xperia mdual mobile phone

Kindly give me suggestion,How can I install odia language in my sony Xperia mdual mobile phone.
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can not change keyboard input language

I can not change language on my new android 4.1 tablet. On my phone I am able to change input language by long clicking on space bar button, however on tablet space bar does not have such ...
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Missing Esperanto

My Google keyboard languages include Danish, French, Spanish and Swedish. I want to us Esperanto again but the menu item is missing from the language settings - that is the problem. My new phone uses ...
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How do I change the language on my phone if it is not an available choice?

I went to settings > keyboard / language, but my choice language is not available in the list.
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How to reset Google Keyboard language using ADB?

So I have to add an automation step wherein the keyboard language needs to be reset in case someone changes it. I have used adb for this and it works well on Samsung phones, but it doesn't work on ...
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Android japanese with romaji inputs

On PC, you have your standard romaji keyboard, and when you enter "ka" it automatically converts it to the corresponding character, instead of having straight hiragana keys. Can one do that on ...
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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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How to add new language pack to Android OS

Is there a way to create new language pack for android? I would like to use my local language (Tamazight) words in my android phone, IOS9 has added them recently, but i'm an android user. thanks