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 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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How to make an Android device to display complex rendering of Indic characters?

Please excuse the length of this question. I need to explain all this to help others and to avoid helpful contributors to provide answer without asking clarifications. My requirement in one line: "to ...
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Is it posible to change the locale of my device?

In my Android phone when I go to Settings -> Language and Keyboard Settings -> Select Language I see "Locale" as the title on the top row and see that only few languages are listed. I suspect ...
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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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Can I install additional languages on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a new language? I bought my HTC Sensation abroad, and I can only choose system languages from the Asian region (English for different regions, as well as ...
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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 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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Is Hebrew support built into Android?

Is Hebrew support built into Android? If so, is it in all versions?
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Is there a way to turn off translation in Google Play

I have HTC Desire with Norwegian language set up. In Google play, all program descriptions are translated to Norwegian. I find this quite annoying because most of the translations are bad, and looks ...
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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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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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Arabic support for my Android device

I've got a new phone (Samsung galaxy SII) with Android 4 on it. I would like to be able to add Arabic support on it. Is there a simple way to do so ? I'm a newbie with Android related subjects, so ...
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How do I add another keyboard layout to my ICS phone?

I speak English as my first language, but I also am fluent in French and I'd like to occasionally write in French on my Android phone. I have ICS, and whilst I can easily change my language to French, ...
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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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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. ...
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Change language ICS spell correction (red dotted line)

I've upgraded my i9000 to Android 4.0 using CM9. I've found a major annoyance though. I've enabled spell-checking on my phone (the fancy one, with the red, dotted lines), but it appears to be ...
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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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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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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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Chinese-bought Samsung Galaxy S2 has a very limited language list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install additional languages on Android? I bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 in China and have used it in English but now I bought the new S3 and want to sell my S2. ...
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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 set the language and locale to different values?

I'd like to have all the text displayed in English (US), but use the Polish (Poland) formatting for numbers, dates etc. On a desktop Linux system, I'd set LANG to pl_PL and LC_MESSAGES to en_US. Is ...
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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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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 ...