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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You can't disable the pop-up alone, but there are some other options:- You can disable the spell-checker completely. If your keyboard already provides all the spell-check functionality you need, then this might be a good option for you. In Language & input in the device settings, untick Spell checker. This will disable the pop-up and the red ...


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They are trying to fleece you. Do not agree to that, nor to the other tricks they employ trying to fork more money from you (the basic color is not in stock etc.)


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The problem is with Stock keyboard app/service. It can't be fixed by normal means. Simply, use third-party soft keyboard apps viz. SwiftKey, Go Keyboard EX, A.I. Type Keyboard, Hacker's Keyboard etc.


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I have latest official firmware sgs. I can see hindi website, but no bangla.....at all!!! u can use the procedure to see bangla fonts by http://suhreed.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/how-to-install-bangla-font-on-samsung-galaxy-tab/ or http://blog.mehedi.me/bangla-font-on-android/ thanking you


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Here's a workaround using Opera Mini. Download and install Opera Mini (OM). Try accessing a site like the one cited above - http://bn.wikipedia.org If it doesn't work out of the box, do the following: In the address bar, type opera:config Navigate to the option Use bitmap fonts for complex scripts and set it to YES The fonts and script lettering should ...


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Most likely, Opera added the Hebrew localisation with the update itself, so it did the "smart" thing and used the phone's language. I would do the following: Uninstall the app Change the phone's language to English (Settings > Language & Keyboard) (Optional and only if your phone is rooted) Download Market Enabler from the Market and select a US ...


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You can change the language within settings -> Language & input. There are options for English (Canada, United Kingdom, and United States) and Polish (Polski) as well as a variety of other languages. If it's in Polish, tap the bottom right of the tablet (the clock area), tap the top box (where the time is), tap the bottom option (Ustawienia - ...


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The built-in Gingerbread keyboard should support multiple languages, they can be selected from the Settings -> Locale and Text -> Gingerbread keyboard -> Input Languages menu. After this, you'll see the current language on the space bar and can roll through the languages by swiping left or right on the space bar.



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