Localization is the adaptation of computer software to the different languages, regional differences and technical requirements of a target market.

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Installing different language on phone [duplicate]

Is it possible to install a different language other than the ones already in the system? I want my phone to display in Japanese. Everything...the menus, status bars, labels. Just as if my phone was ...
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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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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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Changing OS completely on galaxy note SC-05D and galaxy s2 SC-02C

I live in Japan and I would like to get these 2 phones but both of them is sold here with Google Android 2.3.7 Japanese OS. I was wondering if it possible to change that into a regular English ...
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Which market am I currently in?

I am on an SGS2 purchased in Germany, located in the UK, sometimes using VPN to the US and have used Market Enabler to change Play Store codes in the past. By now I am confused as to what local market ...
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Changing the numbers format when entering phone numbers in the dialer possible?

I'm using a Sony Live With Walkman. The Android 2.3 is in English, and I rather leave that way... But, I find kind awkward the mask input of numbers when I am typing. Is there any way I can change ...
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Change OS from Korean to Thai

I have a Galaxy S from Korea with an OS that includes Korean applications, language support, etc. However, I am living in Thailand and I want to change the OS to the version used in Thailand. Is ...
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Changing Google Play from French to English [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent regional restrictions in the Android Market? I recently bought a lovely Nexus 7 for my wife. We live in France although we are English. The Google ...
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Set two languages simultaneously for the stock keyboard?

I want to have both english and german prediction and auto correction at the same time for the stock keyboard (Jelly Bean here). My use case: Multi-tasking between english and german domains on my ...
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Change language for one application (Google Now voice recognition, root available)

I normally run my phone in French. But unfortunately, Google Now will only support voice commands if I set the phone's language to US English. I tried setting Google Now > Paramèters > Voix > Langue ...
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Tamil Font problem in Android device [duplicate]

I'm developing a Tamil web app (using PhoneGap) where I use unicode to display the Tamil language. The problem is, it is working fine in Android Emulator and in web (Firefox), but the fonts are not ...
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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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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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Customizing the formatting of phone numbers

Mobile operators in Brazil have added a leading digit, but only for São Paulo numbers. Now, both landline numbers (in São Paulo and otherwise) and mobile numbers from other states have 8 digits, while ...
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The Way Numbers Are Displayed/Broken Up

I live in Jordan and just got a Galaxy SIII. I have a problem with the way numbers are being displayed on the dialer and when you actually press the green button to place a call. Basically, 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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Can I change system locale by command?

For some reason I need to change system locale temporarily. Can I change system locale using some command? or script? So that i can run it with tasker's built-in shell.
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Japanese language for directions in Google Maps

I am using Android 4.0 and latest version of Google Maps. The interface is in English. When I search for direction to some place say Kyoto, the interface is in mixed English and Japanese. See the ...
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Swedish language on my Android (Samsung Galaxy Ace)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a new language? Just bought Samsung Galaxy Ace! I love it but the only thing I haven't been able to figure out yet is if and how can I have a language that ...
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Is Hebrew support built into ICS 4.0?

Need your help before purchase of tablet Asus T300 with ICS 4.0 in USA. Will I need to put some updates in order to use Hebrew web pages or use hebrew keybord ?
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Macedonian keyboard for Samsung Galaxy Ace

I'm from Macedonia and I'm using Samsung Galaxy Ace and I was wondering if there is any way I can install Macedonian keyboard so I can type in my mother language?
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Are Japanese keyboards supported? [closed]

I have a cheap unbranded tablet running Anroid 4.0. I sometimes connect a USB keyboard, which works fine, but I want to type in Japanese! All the Japanese IMEs I've found seem to be touchscreen ...
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Looking for NAT Solution for Android 2.2 (Other Than IPTABLES) [closed]

I currently find myself in a situation where I need to find a NAT solution for a rooted Android 2.2 device other than IPTABLES, since I am stuck on using a particular ROM that doesn't support ...
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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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How can I install a missing locale?

I bought Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 in Hong Kong. The System has some pre-installed languages but I need to install an additional locale (Polish). I tried "More Locales 2" from the Market and it worked ...
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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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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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Are there commercially available devices that support more languages than those officially supported by Google?

According to Google, there are some 57 languages/dialects that are officially supported by stock Android. Of course, since Android is open source, there is nothing to stop a device manufacturer, or ...
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Hebrew vowels not rendering correctly on web page.

Sample web page: http://hebrewresources.com/html5problems/buttonText.html The letters are okay but the vowels (niqudot) under them are not aligned properly at all. Happens in both Firefox and the ...
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Disable Android Market localization

I'm using LG GT540 with (LG) official Android 2.1. The market has never been updated, but months ago, the top apps show my local (Vietnam) apps. Those top rated are actually very bad, can I disable ...
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How to add Chinese Input Method to English Android 2.2 Phone

I have an HTC Legend with Android 2.2. I can switch between the standard input method (on-screen qwerty) and Graffiti by a long press in an input field. I would like to be able to type chinese ...
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Devanagari typing

I want to buy a tablet basically for Marathi or Hindi document typing. Which tablet supports it? Will it be possible for me to type in Marathi or Hindi on Samsung Galaxy Tab or Sony Tab with ...
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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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How can I change a QWERTY keyboard layout to AZERTY without changing the phone language?

I've just acquired an HTC Desire with MIUI interface. I speak English and want the phone to stay in English. But I live in France and all my keyboards (computers, etc.) are French standard AZERTY, ...
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How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

Google Maps always shows me distance values for direction results / navigation in miles, although it does show me a scale on the map itself in metric units. I rather prefer to get my direction ...
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Restrictions of a Kindle Fire in Canada?

I wanted to order a Kindle Fire in Canada but I saw that it wasn't available. Now I really wanted one and I could always just cross the border and get one. What I want to know is how restricted will ...
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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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Sort contacts by different field (not first \ last name)

Merging the gmail contacts with the phones address list has many advantages, but also one nagging problem. While the gmail contacts contain full names, and in English, I want the display name in the ...
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How can I change the Locale in the default browser?

I have a Nexus One with Android 2.3.3 and I use the default browser. My phone doesn't have "Swedish" as language setting, so I use English. But now when I use Google, I'm not redirected to the Swedish ...
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Is there a Japanese input method for tablets that fits the screen better than Simeji?

I do a fair amount of e-mailing in Japanese from GMail in Android. On my cell phone (Nexus One), I use Simeji to type Japanese characters, and it does a good job. However, I recently got a Samsung ...
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Why doesn't my Desire S support RTL?

When I bought my Desire S in Israel I was under the assumption that it's OS (Android 2.3) came with built in Hebrew support. When I turned the phone on I discovered that there isn't an option to ...
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Gingerbread Claims Support for Arabic, but I Don't See the Language in Settings

Gingerbread claims to have support for Arabic, but I have 2.3.4 installed on my Google Nexus One, and Arabic is not an option when I go to my language settings. ...
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Can I use an English locale setting on a Polish EEE Pad Transformer?

I live in Poland, but I am primarily an English speaker and I cannot speak any Polish. I want to buy the Asus Transformer tablet from a local online store over here in Poland. Will the interface of ...
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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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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 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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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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Imported Hebrew vcf contacts come out gibberish

I just joined the Android community. I have been using a Nokia E72. I am a bilingual user (Hebrew/English). I have succeeded in importing my address book 838 contacts with the help of this blog ...
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Can I install additional language support (Russian) on HTC Desire HD without rooting?

I bought HTC Desire HD and I want to change UI language to Russian. The issue is that I see in settings only English, German, Italian and French. Is it possible to add other language without rooting ...
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How to switch keyboard layout for external keyboard

How do I switch the keyboard layout for an external USB keyboard on Android 2.1? I've connected a German USB keyboard to my Android Tablet (Easypix 1000). Altough the language is set to German, the ...