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 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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Hi! My asus zenfone 6's App Store is in Chinese! :( how can I make it English? [duplicate]

My phone is from China so the App Store is in Chinese. Plus there's no google play store there:(
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Better Russian dictionary for Android's autocorrect?

The built-in Russian dictionary is extremely small and I keep adding new words to it every day. Is there a better one anywhere on the web?
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How to Install Android OS on mobile

I bought Android phone called KUBAO (Chinese phones model) Its says that it has Android Version 4.1.1 But its in Chinese Language in menu & when I change it to English language then its shows ...
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Update Dictionary Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, and I prefer using the 3x4 T9 keyboard instead of the qwerty one. However, I am an Italian speaker and I have noticed that the list of Italian words (especially) is ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 keyboard input language button no longer exists

I had a Galaxy Note 3 and upgraded to Galaxy Note 4. From the Settings menu, I added multiple languages in Samsung Keyboard input and Swype Keyboard input, both of them enabled. When the cursor is in ...
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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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Huawei IME and input language

I've encountered a problem using my Huawei U8350 Boulder powered by Android 2.2.2. The phone has physical keyboard and I would like to switch between different keyboard layouts (or input languages) ...
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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 3 input languages in my language settings. When I am using Voice typing, there is a comboBox with a language, which shows 'Default: ...
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Changing Play Store default language and/or country

I bought a Samsung S4 here in the Philippines but the default language in the Play Store is Korean. Also, the prices of the apps for sale are in Won (Korean currency). How do I change the language to ...
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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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Numbers are reversed when writing in RtL language (e.g. Hebrew)

Since I upgraded my Android version to 4.1.1 (From 2.3.6), the phone displays the numbers backwards (Only happens with Hebrew letters). For example, if I want to write the date of today with a Hebrew ...
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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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Installing a font in android [duplicate]

I have a TTF font file which I can double click in windows and click install and that font gets installed. But in case of Android Putting TTF in /system/fonts alone doesn't help Using font changers ...
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How to type and handwrite Japanese on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100?

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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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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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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Adding Thai language pack dictionary to my phone?

On my phone I can add the Thai language input for my android keyboard but unlike for other languages, there's no dictionary to help me write. How can I add this dictionary?
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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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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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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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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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How to make a key act as acute and apostrophe? dead keys problem [closed]

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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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, ...