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What turned out to actually do it in the end, was to make an actual purchase. In Google wallet, I had updated all my information, as well as added a new card with my new address attached to it. This in itself however didn't seem to be enough. Later though, I actually purchased something through Play using the new card, and after that I could access things ...


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I called Google Play support and they sent me these instructions: If you're having issues viewing your intended country's Play Store and would like to change your default payment method or update an existing billing address in Google Wallet, please use the following steps: 1) Sign into your Google Wallet account to manage your payment methods (...


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You have to "prove" to be a US resident by accessing the store with a US based IP once. It's sufficient to use a US proxy. Additionally, you need a US credit card with a US billing address to buy apps; to download free apps, you can fake the number (all 0's will work) and address. Then ensure 1-click ordering is turned on in your Amazon.com account (the ...


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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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Try the Market Enabler app (download the APK and side-load it.) It allows you to spoof your region, so that the Market thinks you're in the US. As an alternative, you may want to see if this app is available via other distribution methods, such as from other reputable markets (e.g. Amazon Appstore, SlideMe.org, GetJar.com, etc.) Also reaching out to the ...


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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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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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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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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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Press and hold the 'o' key. At first you'll get a pop-up showing the left parenthesis. Hold it longer and you'll get another popup showing accents for the character.


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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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The settings you have to change are at wallet.google.com. Sign in with your account, go to Settings, and change "Home address" to your new address. You might also have to change your phone number, and your default "Billing and delivery address" in the second tab. Note that this will not let you buy contents from a country you don't live in, since you need a ...


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You can use the same app that I found for my problem to fix yours: Custom Locale Just install it and then select Russian as your predefined language and you're good to go mate.


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The stock keyboard in Jelly Bean (4.1 or 4.2) does not support multiple languages simultaneously. However, SwiftKey, a third party keyboard, supports advanced predictions with up to three languages simultaneously. SwiftKey Official Website SwiftKey on Google Play Note that SwiftKey is a paid app. You can find the non-trial versions of the application in ...


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In the comments, ce4 pointed out what was going wrong. A space gets inserted automatically after each exclamation mark (and probably other sentence limiting characters like full stop, half stop or question mark too), resulting in an invalid password with a space char too much. Whenever I enter an exclamation mark, I also enter the following character, use ...


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You can force the language that app descriptions are shown in on the web version of the Play Store by changing the language code in the link. This is shown in the URL as hl=language, for example hl=en for English, hl=fi for Finnish or hl=fr for French. So for example, to see an English description for the GMail app you'd got to this link: https://play....


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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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I'm in Canada and recently made a road trip to the states. When I'm planning a trip starting in Canada, the whole trip is in km, even if it crosses into the US. If the trip starts in the US, however, it shows everything in miles, even if it crosses into Canada. It appears that it's not the location set in your phone but rather the location of the phone ...


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So I figured out a while back that it's my phones locale that is affecting this but never really thought I could change it. This morning however as I was doing a Goolge search for "how to change Android locale" I though about trying to search for an app on the Market. Sure enough there are a few that can. The one that I've gone with is made by inKa. ...


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Try changing your language setting from "English (US)" to "English (UK)".


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I have a kindle Fire I received as a gift and live in Canada. The Amazon App Store is visible but you cannot download anything. It says "this service is unavailable in your region" The web browser works fine, as does downloading books from Amazon .ca You can see the content for sale or borrowing in Amazon Prime, but get the same message.


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SwiftKey X supports the feature you are asking (English with AZERTY keyboard). Try out their demo. After you have installed the app, go to the Settings of SwiftKey. Go to "Languages & layouts" Next to Englush, tap on the little keyboard icon. Then choose AZERTY. You'll now have English autocorrect on an AZERTY keyboard.


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Rendering Tamil characters is a challenge as there is no one glyph to one character mapping as in English. Earlier versions of Android (before 4.1) does not have this support natively. Which means unless the manufacturer or the author of the ROM decides to additional support, Tamil characters cannot be rendered properly. There were few hacks which helped ...


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is there anyway for me to be able to change my region to Brazil Yes. But it may not be that easy. I've done it twice, and each time was hit-and-miss. The first time, it only changed once I made a purchase with my new billing details. The second time it didn't work and I ended up deleting all my payment details, wiping my phone, and setting up the phone ...


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Just got a Kindle Fire as a gift. So far I've been more than disappointed. No apps No Amazon Prime membership. No Cloud. No MP3's No storage. Yes Facebook works. Yes I can check my email. Yes I can browse the web. Bottom line is, if you're in Canada, spend a few more bucks and get a tablet that you CAN use...


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There are a number of alternative on-screen virtual Keyboard replacement apps on Android Market that support Hindi and Marathi languages. Most should work on all recent Android OS version (2.2 and above.)


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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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Simple things The obvious group of settings that needs to be changed (simply by selecting the appropriate value) is the interface language, time zone. Keyboard One unexpected difficulty is the input method. The factory Samsung OS (from another region) doesn't include a Samsung Russian keyboard, nor does it include the standard Android keyboard (which ...



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