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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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Independent word-suggestion language and keyboard layout

I'm using the standard Samsung Keyboard on my Galaxy S7, and I have Dutch, French and English loaded as input languages. However, I'd like to use the French AZERTY keyboard lay-out all the time, ...
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Is it possible to create my own language in Google keyboard

So I wanted to make my own little code language with my friends and I as wondering if I could make my own personal keyboard with my symbols and stuff obviously it would just be on my tablet but it ...
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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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Gboard switches to a different keyboard instead of switching the layout

On my device I use several different keyboard apps, and when I want to switch from one to another, I hold Space button (works this way with Gboard, Hacker's Keyboard and CodeBoard). On Gboard, there's ...
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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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Foreign character display issues VZW N900V Samsung galaxy note 3

Hey all so im not sure whats causing this or if theres a fix (besides using a different rom) currently using Aurora Emasry but certain languages don't display (see attached pic of what im talking ...
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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 can I download offline speech recognition data manually on android

I learned that offline data for google speech recognition for some languages can be downloaded in a way shown here. I also know that the speech recognition files are located at the location /data/data/...
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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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Automatically convert any incoming foreign data or text to English

I think I am not able to find in google what I am currently searching for. Situation: Being on a foreign country means that you will be receiving texts in a foreign language. However, if you are not ...
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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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Why does only the German (Switzerland) gboard layout have umlauts?

Background: I was looking for a way to add umlaut keys to my German keyboard and found this workaround. I can't imagine why Google did not manage to include them in 7 major versions (I am using 7.1.1)....
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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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How to return the TalkBack language to English with broken screen?

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8. My situation is: LCD is not working and the touch screen is not working as well. LCD stopped working at the moment when I was filling custom setup. All other ...
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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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Change System Language to one not listed?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, which isn't exactly the most high-end Android/Samsung Smartphone out there, I do not have a lot of features that other people have, and I was simply wondering if ...
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How do I change the language in my Google Weather app

I'm in Hong Kong. All my phone is successfully showing English with the exception of my Google Weather app, which has decided I need to see my weather in Chinese. My old phone, a Nexus 5x was able to ...
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Get Chrome to translate web pages

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy 10 tablet. How can I get Chrome to automatically translate a web page? My laptop will do so, either on its own or by right clicking. I have turned on Google translate, but ...
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Is there a native way to install a keyboard layout or input method for the Lao language? I can only find apps and “soft keyboards”

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A that I bought in China a month or two ago. So it's using MIUI. It only comes with a few languages and I can't find a way to install others. (Simplified Chinese, Traditional ...
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Cannot add extra language under Android Secure Folder

I use Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) with Secure Folder. So far I need to add extra language (English is primary one) Android starts to download but nothing is downloading under super-fast WiFi. I am sure ...
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Unable to change display language in Twitter app on S4

I want to change the laguage Twitter is displayed in from English to German. I can easily do this from the laptop web version. However the Language is still in english on my app. Some notifacations ...
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Gboard: Is there anyway to switch language by swiping spacebar?

I have two languages on Gboard and when I want to switch between them, I have to press the globe button. Is there anyway to switch language by swiping spacebar? I've seen this feature on Samsung ...
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Change Arabic digits to English while phone language is Arabic

Every time I set Arabic language it comes with Arabic digits, and could make them English Format by MoreLocale 2 App, that needs grant with adb permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION. Now I would do this ...
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How to fix Phones language resetting to SIM language after reboot?

I recently got a new phone, a Landvo XM100 Plus. It sometimes reboots randomly which doesn't bother me much, but what's annoying is that it keeps setting the system language to german. I did not have ...
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Add language to Google Keyboard

I have a Huawei G8 and hate this phone. Can't use Google Keyboard because on this phone it is not supporting Georgian language. Is there any ways to add Georgian keyboard in Gboard? Thanks and sorry ...
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Change Google Maps Navigation language

I use my phone in English (UK). But I would very much like to change the Maps navigation language to Turkish, since the English voice sucks horribly in reading Turkish place names (especially while ...
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New Gboard dual language suggestions, how do I disable it? [duplicate]

Recently the Google keyboard has activated suggestions for both of my selected languages. This is a real nuisance since the suggestions are a mess IMO. How can I disable it and go back to switching ...
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Gboard ruined my typing experience, how can I change it back?

My phone just got the new Gboard, and to be honest, I haven't noticed much of an improvement. Maybe I don't use its many celebrated features as much as I should. However, I have one big problem with ...
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Problem downloading add-on dictionaries of google keyboard [Gboard] can it be downloaded in different way?

Got here now Lenovo A6010 plus with latest update of android 5.0.2. Here is the problem: When I go to GBoard Settings > Dictionary > Add-on dictionaries I simply look for the language I want to add ...
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Google Voice typing no longer works in French, works in English

Problem: voice typing broken On a Samsung Galaxy S5 with latest OS (Android 6.0.1) setup to French language, Google Voice Typing worked great. I need it regularly in French (and sometimes in English)....
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Hebrew Keyboard on Droid4X android emulator

I want to run Android apps on the Droid4X Android emulator and I want to type Hebrew using my PC keyboard. When I use the emulator though, it only accepts english from my PC keyboard and there is no ...
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Android TV - Changing input language of physical keyboard

Im on the new Xiaomi MI Box with Android TV (v6.0.1) and a physical keyboard attached. The layout is English and I need it to be German (since its a german keyboard...). Can't find any options or ...