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I'm not sure if it is the same on all devices, but if you long press on the letter e then you should see a pop-up that allows you to selected accented variations of the letter e.


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Three methods available, depending from where are you accessing Google: Google Play app usually uses the language defined on your device settings: Tap your device "home"; Tap "settings"; Locate "Language & keyboard" and tap; Under "Select language" you can define the language for your device that is also used by the Google Play App as to present you ...


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Here is my understanding as a developer: Android 1.5-2.1: Right-to-left support is built-in, but most ROMs do not contain the letters. This means that Hebrew in most applications will show up as boxes (but in the correct order). This does allow individual applications to include their own fonts and thereby display Hebrew correctly. Android 2.2: The ...


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Froyo/Android 2.2 added support for displaying text in Hebrew and Arabic (among other languages), including the needed fonts. Unfortunately, previous versions do not have Hebrew support in the stock source, though I would not be surprised if a device maker added support to their device on an ad-hoc basis.


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Adding full language support for a device is done at rom level, the languages that the default keyboard will support are added before compilation and the android keyboard will only give you the option to download dictionaries for the languages it supports. A good workaround is to download a keyboard app (such as GOKeyboard) that supports adding languages ...


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Rooted Phone Android under the folder /system/fonts contains a file named "DroidSansFallback.ttf" supposed to contain all the language characters. Currently it lacks support for many, including Tamil. One can always replace the file with one that contains Tamil characters, thus allowing the usage of Tamil on your phone. From XDA Developers Thread - ...


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This also annoyed me. My language is Hungarian, a hard-to-translate language. For example Google translated the "loop-device" to Hungarian as "rotating-device", which is a different thing. I think it is a really bad idea. The app, which does not have the user's native language built-in and the user doesn't speak any language of that app, then that user will ...


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As mentioned on it's Wikipedia page, Android's core is developed in C and C++, and Java is used for the UI. You can see this for yourself if you browse the Android source code. For example, omapzoom.org provides the source for browsing without the need to downloads gigabytes of data.


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In Android 2.2's stock keyboard, a long press on space bar then swiping left or right should allow you to switch between languages you selected on Settings > Language & Keyboard settings > Android keyboard > Input Languages > Select Multiple Languages. Note that it depends on your manufacturer, carrier, and ROM whether your phone will have ...


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Go to 'settings'-> 'Language & keyboard' -> 'Select language' and select one. If there are only a few available then that was the (awkward) choice of your operator or phone manufacturer. To solve that problem, an app like CustomLocale solves it only a little. It doesn't work all that well or complete. Rooting and installing a custom ROM with sufficient ...


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The keyboard settings shows all supported languages no matter the locale of the device, so if a language is not listed than it's not supported. A good alternative is AnysoftKeyboard; you can download language packs for it.


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Looks like Google Goggles is as good as it's going to get for now. From what I've read in the comments and around the web it sounds like that Word Lens video makes the app look a lot better than it actually is. For now it looks like Goggles, while it may not be in real-time is a more accurate option.


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If you root your Vibrant, you should be able to get Hebrew characters support, as described here. Basically you are just overwriting a system default "fall-back" font with the one that has Hebrew. This will get your phone to recognize the incoming text. Next you can install a virtual keyboard with a language pack, such as AnysoftKeyboard and the Hebrew ...


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Unfortunately I don't think you can. It looks like Samsung hasn't released a Hebrew version. See this related question: Does Froyo include full Hebrew support for all devices? as well as Is Hebrew support built into Android?


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I've set my phone to English (United States), but then I also customized Date & Time to use Italian format (DD/MM/YYYY). Numbers don't seem to be customizable, plus some apps ignore Date & Time settings and use the ones from the main language, or allow to specify a format.


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CyanogenMod ROMs are multilingual and you can select the language the first time your phone boots or in System settings-->Language & input-->Language(ICS 4.0.4) at any time. I can say it supports all languages in the world from The far East to South America including right to left languages like Farsi.


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Somebody mentioned Tasker? So here I am. And in fact you could do that with Tasker and the help of the Secure Settings Plugin: Create a new task: Plugins -> Secure Settings -> Locale Picker (pick your target locale here) App -> Run (select the app to run) Plugins -> Secure Settings -> Locale Picker (pick your original locale here) Assign an icon to this ...


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Did you activate the Hebrew language pack in the Settings/Language & Input/Android Keyboard Settings/Input Languages? Hebrew is listed there. Check the box. I don't know if that will give support for swiping but it will at least add the language dictionary.


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You can "long press" a key, which will give you alternative letters if alternative symbols are associated with it. Try it with the letter "E". To select the desired letter/symbol slide your finger to the side.


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If I remember well: In the language and input settings click the settings icon next Google Keyboard. You can then change the input languages settings and select multiple languages. Finally go the advanced settings there should be a way to enable a key that allows you to easily switch your input method when typing (from memory it was by holding the space ...


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You can try the browsers that don't use the internal WebKit rendering engine, i.e. Opera Mobile, Firefox, Opera Mini or SkyFire. For Android 2.2 there's also Persian Browser which uses WebKit and connects the letters after loading the page.


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It seems that the problem was the encoding that Windows Media Player used. It uses the Windows Hebrew code-page (1255). I used foobar2000 with the Chacon plugin to change it to the Mac Hebrew code-page (10005) which seems to be supported by my phone.


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Android's language/locale/internationalization support is pretty bad at the moment. I'd recommend flashing a US or UK ROM on it, which will have the language built-in.


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You could get a US/UK Firmware from samfirmwarec.com and flash it with heimdall / odin. But you will lose your warranty and I can not guarantee that it will work (it could even leave your phone in an unusable state). Flashing can be done with three easy steps: get your phone in download mode connect it with usb configure heimdall/odin and start the process ...


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If you want to change locale settings on your device, the Set Locale and Language app1 might prove helpful as well. Locale-Einstellung looks almost the same. MoreLocale 22 might offer an alternative, as it also allows to create custom locales -- which is also supported by Custom Locale3. With Any Locale4 switching the locale can be as easy as tapping a ...


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Just search on the Google Play store for "custom locale", there are a couple of apps that will allow you install a LOT of languages. I tried many times on different devices and Android versions, sometimes some menus or apps do not change the language, but on average it's OK. Example applications in Play store: MoreLocale 2 Set Locale and Language But ...


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Set yor language by clicking on 'Einstellungen' or navigate directly to the english localized version: http://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en to set it there (you can switch the 'hl=en' for english to hl=hu for hungarian or any other you want in the link). Setting your start page is not what you want: This will not affect searches from the widget or from ...


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You would have to change to another (Android) ROM that has other languages. Take a look at How to Install Stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III GT-I9300). You can download Nordic firmware at SamFirmware. (Nordic firmware's not in the related links in the link above, but you can follow the first link for the steps in installing/flashing a new ROM)


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I use the Simeji input method. it uses the great "flick" method for inputting kana. It takes some getting used to, but is very fast once you do. To switch between keyboards, just long press in the text field.



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