Questions tagged [languages]

This tag is for questions about language support for the Android system and keyboards. See also the 'localization' tag if your question is about apps supporting your native language.

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How to change the primary Gboard language

I just set up a new phone and had to type something in Hebrew but hadn't yet actually set up the extra Hebrew keyboard. Instead, I ended up setting my Gboard default to Hebrew, and I cannot figure out ...
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Samsung keyboard won't respect my input language choice in web browsers

I just got a new Samsung S20 and am working on getting it configured properly. The system language is English because I like all my technical things in English, but the input language I want is ...
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How to have Google Discover language different than the General Settings language?

My initial language was French but I wanted to parameter my Android smartphone (Android 8) to English. So I went to Settings > General Management > Language and Input > Language > English So far ...
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German characters not shown properly in video subtitles

I have this Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 4. When I play a video with German subtitles, the german characters (such as ä, ü, ...) are not shown properly. What should I do?
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Language on SOME sites is stuck on marathi

If this belongs in another stackexchange, please move it, I couldn't find a better one. Some websites I visit, such an Instagram and Twitter show some of their text in Marathi. I can't read Marathi, ...
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Google assistant triggers in hindi language

Whenever I trigger google assistant using bluetooth headphones, it starts speaks in hindi and I need to ask in hindi. But when I start assistant from mobile directly it works normally (in english). ...
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Disable Ability to Change Language with Spacebar

I have a Pixel 4 with Android 10. I am new to Android. I use both English and Spanish. I want to be able hold down the Spacebar to enter the mode where I can move the cursor around. But when I ...
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How to add more Language to android system

I need help I have meizu C9 that have android 8.1 and have multi language on this devices but not have Hebrew in the settings menu but have Hebrew on the phone. If I use more local app and Chooses ...
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how can I change the Locale of the phone without 3rd party app

How can I change the Locale/Language of the phone to be non-english ( e.g spanish, hindi etc), so I don't need to change the language on each app.
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Remove redundant input language on physical keyboard

I've added by mistake some redundant languages for my physical keyboard on Huawei Media Pad M5. So for now, I have kind of 6 languages. How to remove those chosen by mistake once and leave only 2?
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Predictive text does not recognise different languages anymore

Up to a couple of days ago Gboard was actually able to detect the language I was typing in and change the language accordingly. Now, for some unknown reason, independently of the language I am writing,...
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Automating inputs into an app repeatedly

So currently working at a place that is slightly overstaffed and sometimes I would like to work more than I'm rostered for but it's often near impossible to find more shifts because everyone else has ...
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Why can I no longer choose French or Spanish when I have put in those settings?

In Settings -> Language and Input -> Language, I added French and Spanish some time ago. Recently my phone had a factory re-set. I added them back again and it worked for a short while. Now, although ...
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Why is Android constantly removing custom keyboard languages?

On Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) I constantly have to add the custom keyboard languages I use because they are being removed all the time and the multilingual keyboard is left only with the default ...
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Can I get non ASCII numerals globally (without rooting my device)?

I'm using 'Redmi note 7 pro'. This device has a huge language support, but unfortunately it does not handle numerals efficiently. It supports non-ASCII numerals in some places (eg. dates, phone ...
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Disable title translation of YouTube videos

Is there any way to prevent the YouTube app from translating (some) video titles from the original title (e.g. English) to the phone's configured language? (e.g. Spanish) It's really annoying as ...
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Keyboard's auto correction works only for one language

I have a standard touch keyboard in my Moto Z2 Play (Andriod 8.0 Oreo / Gboard 8.2.11) with two languages: English and Polish. Whenever I am typing in Polish langauage, I can write nearly a complete ...
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Change language in Google Maps app

I would like to have mobile Google Maps' content on my Moto Z2 Play in different language (Polish) than rest of the system (English). Is this possible? If yes, then how to achieve this? Based on my ...
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My oppo r17 is in chinese and i can't change it

So i just bought a phone online from a seemingly english website, I've received the phone, turned it on and set it up, changed the language to english and so on, problem is while most things are in ...
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How can I make Google Maps speak the street names when the voice is set to a foreign language?

I'm running Google Pixel 2 with latest updates. You can change the navigation voice language in Google Maps via: hamburger icon (3 horizontal bars) --> Settings --> Navigation Settings --> Voice ...
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How to change language to English in Oppo A59s?

All the RAM result are in Chinese, and I can't read it. I have an OPPO A59s running Android version 5.1, and a ColorOS version 3.0. All output is really difficult to understand and operate. What to do?...
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Polish layout for physical USB keyboard in Oreo

Up until Android 8.0 / Oreo (haven't got chance to test this issue under 9.0 / Pie) there is no Polish layout for physical USB keyboard and writing Polish national letter (i.e. using Right Alt key) is ...
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Google Assistant News are being emailed to me in the wrong language - how to fix?

I'm traveling and my Android phone's Google Assistant is now set to understand two languages, which is fine. What's not fine: Google suddenly decided to email me all the info in the second language ...
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Change an app language without changing the system language nor rooting the phone

i have a phone the language of which is English. I also have a Mi Band 3 on which I have installed Arabic package to be able to see my friends' messages in Persian (using the same characters as Arabic)...
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How I can contribute to the open source work of localization of Android OS for specific language

As Android is the open source, the translation of the localization for all languages should be the work on the same principle. How can I contribute to the translation of system messages and the user ...
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How to turn off Hindi Language prediction in Google Chrome mobile?

Image : https://i.stack.imgur.com/gnqwI.jpg When I search something in google I get a suggestion from google about its meaning and details in Hindi Language. I don't know whether it is based on some ...
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How to make Gmail stop replacing the word “Re:” with a translation?

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 ...
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How not to display the “Change languages” on Gboard

I just updated Gboard and I only use two languages. However after this update, I have to press twice and choose which languages I want to swap to when obviously it's the other one... Is it possible to ...
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Change Android Shashlik simulator physical keyboard layout

I installed Shashlik an android simulator for linux. It has minimal interface. The only way to interact with it through adb. I want to change the physical keyboard layout. currently English, I want ...
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Missing language on physical keyboard options

Mongolian language doesn't exist in the physical keyboard section. Is there any way to install an additional language on an Android tablet?
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second language disappears after restart

I have a q about my android phone. every time I turn off or restart my phone (Samsung Note 3) my second language for typing disappears and I have to download the second language from the list on ...
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How to configure the (Nougat) system spell checker to go simultaneous multilingual with any 3rd party keyboard?

I configured several system languages, but I get red underlined text when the word is not in the primary (first) system language. I use a 3rd party keyboard and am on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. As the ...
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Can I change language for one specific app?

I run my phone in the English language. However, there is one specific app that does not work properly in English but starts working immediately as soon as I change system language. It is not a bug, ...
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How to force apps to use different language instead of system language?

I am a Czech, however i like english language much more so i like to have most of apps in english(besides very crappy translations). Is here any way how to set language pre-app instead of globally ? I'...
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Switching Google Voice typing language and force offline mode?

I've been using Google Voice for quite some time as it's fast and convenient compared to typing on the phone keyboard. However, I speak multiple languages and when I use the Google Voice software, if ...
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Switch language on Android device with bluetooth keyboard

I'm using Logitech MK850 bluethooth keyboard and mouse combo on Samsung Galaxy S8+. If I'm using Samsung (default) keyboard, I can switch language (Korean/English) using Kor/Eng switch key on the ...
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Greek Text: Letters with accent or breathing mark not appearing?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Problem: I am using Anki to help learn Koine Greek, and the characters with a breathing mark or an accent do not appear, this problem also showed up this morning with an ...
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Wrong language in a new Chrome private window and in integrated data

I have a problem with my Motorola G1 smartphone. Recently, I did a factory reset and since then I have a problem with the language. My phone is set in English and I live in the Netherlands, but when I ...
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How to change the language of Google Chrome?

I traveled to Japan and bought a phone there. I changed the system language but websites keep showing in Japanese in Google Chrome, twitter.com for example. Firefox is fine though so it seems like ...
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Change the language everywhere

I changed the language of my phone (Samsung J7 2017) from Polish to French. So far so good, but there are many remnants of the language the phone was shipped in. For instance, the footer of new email, ...
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Switched Language from English to Spanish but there are still english menus

I purchased a phone for my Uncle and he doesn't speak English but the default language for the phone was English. I set the Language & Input to Espanol, the Keyboard and Dictionary to Espanol and ...
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Unable to install new virtual keyboard language

After I recently reset my Samsung Galaxy S7 to factory defaults, several perplexing issues have occurred. Most notably, when I try to add an additional language to my Samsung virtual keyboard, the ...
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Romanian Layout on Physical Keyboard

I have just picked up my Samsung Tab S2 Keyboard a couple of days ago. The tablet is amazing, but the thing is I need to type Romanian text with specific accented characters (ie ș, ă, î, ț). This is a ...
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How to disable the smart text selection feature in Android Oreo?

Android Oreo came with a new "smart text selection" feature that uses AI code to make smart decisions about selecting text such as addresses and phone numbers. However, in my experience this works ...
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Change languages for specific apps

A week ago I was surprised with an update of an app that suddenly changed its language from English to my local language. This kind of change is usually good for most people, however, I would like to ...
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Change locale system language via ADB in starting from Android 6.0

For manual UI testing purposes, on my Android 6.0 & 7.0 devices, I use a shortcut to access language preferences via ADB, then choose one of the three languages ar_DZ, en_GB, fr_FR manually adb ...
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How do I disable Google Chrome from using regional google search?

I am using a VPN app and I don't want google to give me Arabic searches if my VPN is Arabic (besides, the whole site is mirror-imaged, since Arabic is written backwards). I want every search on ...
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Different app language from system language

I maybe am wanting the impossible I want the system to speak Dutch but also that the apps stay speaking english I can change the system language to Dutch but then many apps also start speaking ...
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Gboard multilingual layout - duplicate layouts

I have been a SwiftKey user for a long time and for various reasons I am looking to switch to Gboard (one thing is the search feature). However, there is one thing that still keeps me to SwiftKey. I ...
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Bulk add words to the user dictionary in Android 7.1.1 without root

I'm aware that since Android 6, Google doesn't allow apps to access the user dictionary anymore. I have a user dictionary of about 500 words, which would be an incredible pain in the back to insert ...

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