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

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Android Version Distribution BY COUNTRY

If I am developing an app and I am focusing on deploying it to specific developing countries, it would be important that I know the version distribution for that country so I can make an informed ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Change Kindle Fire HD device Locale (default currency symbol)?

I want to change my device Locale because some of my apps use my default Locale to determine what currency symbol to use when formatting money values. In Android 2.x on my old device, I'd just go to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Passwords containing “!” are always wrong

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with untouched Android 4.1.2 and problems with logging into accounts on any website, in any browser, as long as the password contains an exclamation mark ("!"). I use the ...
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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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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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Play store stuck in old country [duplicate]

I moved from France to Italy, and it seems like my Play Store is stuck in France. The Operator is recognized correctly as Vodafone on the play store, but I still see the app recommendations in French ...
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How to add another language to a Samsung Galaxy Chat physical keyboard?

Having got a Samsung Galaxy Chat (B5330) I'd like to use its physical keyboard to to enter not only english but also central european (czech) and cyrillic (russian) letters (I am ok with english-only ...
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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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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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Read Persian SMS on Android 2.1

How can I read (and preferably write) Persian SMS on Android 2.1 (Motorola Flipout)?
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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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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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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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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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Add Amharic Language in Android 2.3 [duplicate]

Is there a way to add Amharic language to Android 2.3.6? Currently am using Samsung Galaxy Ace plus.
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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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What needs to be set up in an Android device from another region for a Russian user in Russia, and how?

We've got a Samsung Galaxy S from another region (China or Korea). What needs to be set up in it for a Russian user in Russia?
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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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Arabic VCF files not recognized by Galaxy S3

I have multiple ARABIC Vcards. I combined them into a single VCF file. The only problem is that my Galaxy S3 isn't able to read Arabic letters, and I encounter an encoding problem. How can this ...
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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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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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Is it possible to translate websites in Chrome Android in “realtime” like I did on the PC?

On my Windows 7 computer with Chrome I could translate entire webpages using Google translate with the click of a button. Is there a way to do this in Chrome or the stock browser? Or any other ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Alternative keyboard with Czech language dictionary?

Is there any alternative keyboard for Android HTC Desire 2.1 that supports English/Czech dictionary and easy way to switch between them?
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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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Font rendering problem in ICS 4.0.4 [duplicate]

I'm trying to get Kannada language support on my phone. I've rooted my Sony Xperia Neo L which is running ICS 4.0.4 and installed Kannada font in system/fonts. The problem is, all the other indic ...
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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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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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Install Russian input method on android

I don't have Russian input method in the list of methods available. Tried third party apps like 'change locale' bu they are changing interface of the OS and not giving me to type in Russian. Android ...
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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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How do I change my device locale (default currency symbol) on 3.x and higher?

I want to change my device Locale because some of my apps use my default Locale to determine what currency symbol to use when formatting money values. In Android 2.x, I'd just go to the main Settings ...
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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 ...