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

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Google keyboard gestures not working for other languages than English (Moto G, Android 4.4.4)

I can't get gestures ("swype") to work with Google Keyboard for languages other than English (which is my device language). Gestures are activated in the keyboard settings, I have tried rebooting ...
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Which modem firmware for Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) works best with the mobile networks in Russia?

Trying to use a Samsung Galaxy S device coming from China or Korea in Russia lead to the observation that the quality of the connection to the mobile network is much worse than on Samsung Galaxy S we ...
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Is there a way to fine tune locale settings?

I have had this question for quite a long time and I hope that it can actually be done. I live in Greece, but I mainly use my Android (Lollipop 5.0.2) mobile phone in English (US). The reason is that ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 compact w/ Android 5.1.1: how to change locale setting?

A few days ago I realized that something / someone partially changed localization settings on my (non-rooted) Xperia Z1c. Default language and locale is German / Germany ("de"), and to the day ...
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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
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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 to force an app to use a different language? [duplicate]

Is there any config file that we can use in Android to change the language (per application setting)?
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How to create Language Pack/Dictionary for Keyboard 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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How to change my phone's firmware nationality?

For some unknown reason the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195) I bought in Switzerland is actually a Polish version, i.e. that's the default locale which I cannot uninstall and that's why only today 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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Accented characters show up as Chinese characters in KitKat Cyanogenmod, had no issues in Jellybean

I have a few songs on my CyanogenMod KitKat device with accented characters in their names, but they keep showing up as Chinese characters. The screenshot below is of the music app Shuttle, but it ...
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Any way to stop ridiculous translations in Google PlayStore?

Most of the translations are nonsense in Google Playstore. Looks stupid, amateurish and most of all they are annoying. Words by words meaning nothing! My mother language is finnish and Im using ...
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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 do I type umlauts and other special characters with Swype?

I can change the swype-interpreting language, but the keyboard doesn't show me any special symbols. HTC Incredible with Swype 2.4.44.10912.t100 (have not updated to Dec beta, yet). I just want to ...
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change app name back to english

i recently traveled to germany and used a local sim card one of the side "benefits" was an automatic switch of the gui to german. in the system manus and switched back to english, but some of the ...
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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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How to add or\and edit translation files for an android system Rom?

I am in Israel, using the Hebrew language, and I purchase phones from the USA. Recently Samsung decided not to show all language, but just the region important ones, in order to block imports from ...
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Does the Verizon HTC One (M8) restrict GPS in China?

This is a cross-post of "Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?" Based on some of the answers and comments there, I am attempting to figure out what GPS sensor is being used in my phone, and ...
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need help with Samsung Galaxy S5 sm-g900d

I have a chinese galaxy S5 , and I live in Algeria, so I cant use 3G or google services so what can I do? is there a Custom ROM ,or an international firmware that I can install? PS: I only managed ...
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Is there a browser that will display Armenian letters?

I have just got a an HTC Desire as a present and I want to view www.mathnet.am which is an Armenian site. But insted of Armenian letters I see squares. I have read some advices in some forums, but ...
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2-step authentication calling me in Thai. I don't speak Thai.

I setup google 2-step authentication through Google Apps. I linked my Skype number by Voice instead of SMS. SMS wasn't going through. It's a US number. I'm trying to login on my Android phone in ...
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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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Indic Language (Punjabi) not displaying

I have created one mobile website using WordPress in Indian Language i.e. Punjabi. I have used Unicode characters. When I try to open this website on my Spice Android Phone having version 4.0.2, ...
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Text to speech: Unable to switch to UK English

My phone (Fairphone) does not have the 'English (UK)' locale, only the US one. I recently discovered how to download custom voices for Google text-to-speech ('Install voice data' from settings) and ...
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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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Google Now Accent Bug (Lollipop 5.0)

I updated to Android 5.0 yesterday on my Nexus 5. I am from the UK, hence I have my languages set to "English (UK)" where possible, including the voice of Google Now, which has the accent of an ...
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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 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 enter an English unlock password when the keyboard is Arabic?

How can I unlock my tablet that my password is in English and the keyboard is in Arabic?
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Problems with changing the default country in Google Play Store

I need help regarding changing my country on the Google Play Store. I tried everything from hard resetting my phone to changing all the details in the settings but it didn't work. I changed all my ...
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Right to Left English for left handed people

I have a big phone (Moto G). I'm left-handed, so everything on the left of the screen would be so much more convenient on the right, and vice versa. But wait, Android 4.2 introduced Right-to-left ...
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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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while setting Google + account … getting error: “couldn't find the server”

While setting Google + account ... getting error: "couldn't find the server". Please assist, non of the app is working in my mobile (App like: you tube; play store etc.). Have already tried to ...
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How do I change the Google Play country?

Can someone tell me how to change the country preference for Google Play? I have searched high and low but in most of the forums people ask you to go to gmail settings > edit profile and change the ...
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Screen Translation?

How can the text in a running app be translated? Ideally, I would like it to be automatic, like the translation Google Chrome Desktop does. Second best solution, If the above is not possible, 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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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

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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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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FastScroll contacts with multiple languages

Some of my contacts are in one language, some are in another. I want the Contacts app to show a fast scroll index on the right for both languages. Currently, it is only like that if the display ...
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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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Is it possible to use another system language than the one defined by country

I'd like to use my phone (CM 11, rooted) in English. The only problem I have is that this means that the contacts app doesn't sort names that begins with Å, Ä or Ö in their own separate section, ...
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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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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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Get rid of google market localization limitation to install an app [duplicate]

I'd like to test last HBO GO android application to see how they implemented chromecast, but I'm in Canada and my devices are registered to play store Canada so I'm not able to install it. I have been ...