I have a friend who has a Sony Xperia X F5121 with Gmail v8.7.15.206199545 on Android 8. Every time he replies to a message in his Gmail app, the app replaces the word "Re:" with "השב:", which is the Hebrew translation for "Re".

When he replies from the Desktop Gmail, then it replies with "Re:", so it only affects him when he uses his phone to reply.

The official support suggests changing a language setting but his Gmail's settings simply have no language settings. The phone in general is set up to use Hebrew, and he doesn't want to change that. Is there a way to keep it as "Re:" or - if necessary - change only the Gmail app into English without affecting the overall phone?

  • If the device is rooted per-app language settings are possible
    – beeshyams
    Aug 23, 2018 at 14:00
  • @beeshyams how?
    – LWC
    Aug 24, 2018 at 16:34
  • Xposed modules are available, like this for instance. I haven't used any of those but search should reveal more
    – beeshyams
    Aug 24, 2018 at 16:37
  • Without root it's not possible to change language settings differently to system language and modules like these make it possible
    – beeshyams
    Aug 24, 2018 at 16:44
  • I know other people have by default Gmail in English while the phone is in another language, without any modules or anything. Just by default. How come not for him?
    – LWC
    Aug 25, 2018 at 17:37


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