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 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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Google Play UI language vs review language - what's happening here?

I'm Polish, in Poland, but use English for the interface. I posted a review on a Polish app (in Polish, of course)... and it's not visible to people with Polish UI language selected. I've tried ...
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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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Is it possible to run applications with different locales (languages)?

I want to run some applications in one language and the rest with the others. Specifically, I'd like to run maps in Russian (I really don't need names transliterated to Latin) and everything else in ...
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Nexus 5 “Ok Google” voice output in a non-English US language

I'm trying the have vocal output from my nexus 5 with a non english system language. If my system language is English(US) I say "ok google" and it opens google now, I say "what's the weather like ...
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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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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 Language

My Hummer H5 smartphone came preloaded in Chinese. I have changed the language setting for the phone itself to English however, the Google search is still operating in Chinese. I would like to know ...
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No sliding (gesture typing) feature in Google Keyboard for Ukrainian language

I can't type words via "sliding through letters" in Google Keyboard when Ukrainian language is chosen. Is it OK? What may be the reason? No "sliding" support specifically for Ukrainian language? I ...
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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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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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Android, typing Czech-specific characters on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

I have a problem with some characters on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (GT-P5100). When I set language to "čeština" and type ě (Latin small letter E with caron) as result Android returns ĕ (Latin small letter ...
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How to set a default keyboard language on the lock screen?

I have multiple languages set up on my keyboard (and using Swype primarily). Since my password consists of English letters, if my keyboard was last used in a different language, I have to first ...
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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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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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How do I change the spell check language independently from the hardware keyboard layout

I'm using an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity with a German (Swiss variant) hardware keyboard and with the standard Asus variant of Android version 4.2.1. On a regular basis I need to type in both ...
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Input languages to Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3

I know that there are 18 new keyboard languages in Jelly Bean. I upgraded my S3 to Jelly Bean, but I didn't get the additional languages. I saw Nexus, and it had all these languages, but mine has ...
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How to create Language Pack/Dictionary for Keybard auto correct

Is there a way to create new language pack for android? I would like to use my local language words, but i wouldnt want to add them in the 'English' pack, because they are words/phrases in my country ...
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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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Repeating letters being truncated

About a month ago, I noticed a strange issue anywhere a repeating letter a appears on my Android phone: repeating letters are either truncated or replaced with a single letter that has a macron (bar/ ...
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problem with pasting an arabic text on a note

I own a galaxy note3 and it types Arabic correctly but when I copy Arabic text and past it on a note the characters appear separated and randomized .. what can I do to cover this problem?
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How to get my WiFi notifications back into English?

For some reason my WiFi notifications have started appearing in I think Polish, or something with a similar alphabet, I don't even have any such languages installed as far as I can see. This problem ...
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How to tell the Play Store to list apps in different languages?

Apparently the search in the Play Store only returns results of apps that belong in some way to the locale my phone is set to. For example, there is an app from a German bus company with their ...
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How to change the call location identifier language?

I have changed everything in my rooted HTC One SU (t528w) mobile to remove chinese characters. There is no chinese display in my mobile except one thing. When I call to anyone or gets call it shows ...
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How to add new language Unicode range to Android OS

Background Sri Lanka has its own language called Sinhala with its own Unicode range (0D80 - 0DFF) and set of rendering rules. Currently Android phones do not support this language (but Linux and ...
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Multi-language support packs?

I've purchased my Optimus Net in late 2011. Several languages are supported but not a whole lot of world languages. For instance I would like to add support for Chinese but it's not available from the ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use Emoji language with Swiftkey 3?

I have and LOVE swiftkey. Is there anyway I type emoji icons with my swiftkey keyboard? I've tried going to my keyboard settings and adding the Emoji language, but the swiftkey keyboard still doesn't ...
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How to write Pinyin using default keyboard languages?

I need to be able to make one of the tone marks in Pinyin, specifically the one that looks like a little U over the vowels. (example: ǎ ) I have tested various languages, but can't find one to add ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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How to install a new language on a Malaysian TSM smartphone

I've just bought a Malaysian TSM 929 smartphone. Unfortunately, the android system 4.2.2 doesn't offer the Dutch language for me to select. I have tried some apps, but none are really satisfying. I've ...
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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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How do you configure custom Accept-Languages to Chrome and Android browser?

Being multilingual, I find it very useful to configure Accept-Languages in my web browser so that web sites present their content in languages in my preferred order. I have done so for FireFox and ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard doesn't display foreign language characters (ö, ä, ü) on Android

I got a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard (K810), English keyboard layout, which I would like to use with my Android smartphone (LG G2). The pairing of the devices works fine, but I can't get it to display ...
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Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 not supporting addtional Language?

I'm using Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and tried to display a text in malayalam. I found out that it doesn't have the language pack pre-installed. So I tried downloading a malayalam keyboard which was a ...
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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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Is there a trustworthy place to download language packs from?

I'm a veteran iOS developer, giving Android a stab as part of an experiment that I hope will ultimately have me coding for my Google Glass. Today, my Moto X arrived. (Chosen because of it's small form ...
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Localising android menus

Is there a way to localise the Android system menu without rooting the phone? I managed to set to an unlisted language via ADB pm grant of CHANGE_CONFIGURATION, but the language resources are ...
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how to have second language setting in asus memo pad?

I use both english and chinese for typing but now i'm not sure how to set a second language as chinese in my tablet. Current default setting is english. Can anyone help?
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make to show Japanese language on android device

I install app which supports Japanese language. But in my phone, it didn't show the Japanese language. My phone is sony xperia z. How should I make to see Japanese language. Thanks.
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Change the language of the Facebook App (v 3.8)

I'm having trouble changing the language of my Facebook App. So far, I've tried doing the thing it's suggested in the 'Help' section (Android Settings -> Input Language) and from the web version, ...
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Spelling correction language

I have installed Team EOS's version of ICS on my Motorola Xoom. I'm missing some languages in the spelling correction. Just to clarify, this is the setting I'm speaking of: Settings -> Language & ...