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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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Gboard (and Google Translate): outputting translation in different destination scripts

I am using Gboard to translate text from English to other languages. Some languages can be written in more than one script. I was wondering whether it would be possible to select Bosnian in Cyrillic ...
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How to change language of achievements in Google Play Games

I have an issue with achievements in Google Play Games. I've noticed this when playing Clash of Clans (but it's not limited to it. Every game that has Russian translation of achievements is affected). ...
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Multi-language support in Android text-to-speech settings

I think it would be nice if in the text-to-speech settings you could specify a cascading set of languages, with dictionaries, associated with each language, intrinsic in the language selection. When, ...
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What determines the language splits installed with apps?

I have an Android 10 device that I recently updated the (custom) ROM on, and now (for apps that have splits that include language splits - for example, config.en.apk) when installing or updating an ...
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Samsung Galaxy suddenly installed many unremovable keyboards

Today, I looked at my Samsung Galaxy and found multiple "Keyboard downloaded" notifications. Afterward, I had many unwanted Keyboard languages instead of the previously configured Hebrew-...
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How to stop YouTube from auto-translating the audio of some videos?

Now it is possible to add multiple audio files to one video for different languages on YouTube. When I want to listen to an English video, it chooses French audio because I'm French, and I have no way ...
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Android 13: system language mix with english

My friend just bought a new phone, Samsung S23. He wanted to have the system language set to his mother language (Hungarian), but the phone didn't offer this language during initial setup so he ...
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Setting up Catalan on Google TTS engine

I'm using Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro (MIUI Global 14.0.6). I'm not able to set up the Catalan language in the Google TTS engine. Basically, it does not accept any language which is not linked to a ...
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Voice Access taking forever to download language update

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I am new to Voice Access. I have been following the tutorial to try and set it up, so that I can operate my phone and the user interface that it and its ...
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There is no Armenian in Logitech K480 physical keyboard language list

I have a Samsung Tab A8 (Android 12). Recently I bought a Bluetooth keyboard Logitech K480 to go with it. For English, the keyboard works as expected, however I noticed that there is no Armenian ...
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Switching Dictation Input Language

What options do I have to switch the input language for dictation? Is it only tied to the keyboard? Is it possible to switch to German dictation but still keep the English keyboard?
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TalkBack Language Accent

apologies if this has been asked before, but I've tried looking around on various websites but still unable to find any solution or explanation. My father is currently using a OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, he ...
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How to make voice recognition keep steady when traveling?

My Android 10 phone's voice recognition for English works extremely well, but when I travel to India it switches to expect an Indian accent, and I can barely get it to take my dictation that way, even ...
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Google Assistant not working across languages

I am running Google Assistant on Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I have both English and Italian configured as languages in Settings. When I issue the command "Open Settings" the Settings ...
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Set per-app language with adb shell?

I was looking forward to using per-app languages with Android 13. However, my OnePlus 8T does not feature the necessary settings item for that on OxygenOS 13. Is it possible to set a different ...
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How to change the voice of Google Assistant when configured with more than one language? (Android 13)

Android 13 Google Assistant using English and Spanish languages. Opened the Google app, tap my profile, Settings, Google Assistant, English (United States) was already listed and español (Estados ...
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Type text in non-Latin language using Latin/English transcription in Android

Is there any way to make your Android keyboard type in the Latin alphabet but write in another language, e.g. Persian (Farsi) or other languages? For example, if you write the phonetics of some word ...
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Is there a way to change the voice of the workout guide in Samsung Health?

It was a British lady with a lovely voice, and now it’s a US-American lady with a voice that frankly doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t see a way to change it, though. The phone’s language is set to ...
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Live Transcribe & Notification offline languages

I can not find it anywhere. Is list of languages supported for download and offline transcribe published somewhere? When I check languages on my current old phone, none of them are shown as available ...
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Gboard keeps changing itself to AZERTY

This started happening recently. My keyboard keeps changing itself to AZERTY-Francais-Afrique layout, and I don't know how to make it stop. Samsung Galaxy J7. Android 7.1.1
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Create a Laki language for Android keyboard

I want to create a language for Android keyboards, the language has many speakers in my country. The language is Laki. I searched and found we have a Laki keyboard in Android, but it's not complete. ...
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Gboard keyboard suggest second language even though I added only one language

I use GBoard and have set English as my only language. But it shows auto-completion suggestions in both Hindi (transliteration) and English to me. I don't type in Hindi so I find it really annoying ...
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installing a language rom file for the same phone but a different build number

so i just want to install another language rom for my phone since it doesn't originally have it now i found several files for my phone but the one that is available for my phone with my build number ...
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I can't use one of keyboard keys

In a non-english language (Persian) when I want to use a special character, I should tap on shift key (⇑) and then use the character. Other way is hold one special key to use the character. In second ...
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In GBoard, how can I set multilingual input for English and Swiss German?

The majority of my phone useage happens in either English or Swiss German, and I switch between these languages frequently, even within the same conversation. In GBoard settings, I see the following ...
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Multilingual spell check

I have found a few similar questions but no answers yet. I use the Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard so I can type in both English and Dutch simultaneously (without having to switch between them). This ...
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Unable to switch hw keyboard language

Do I have to buy HW keyboard located to my native language in order to be able to write in my native languag ? So far, everytime I connect HW keyboard which has natively only EN characters, I am not ...
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Add standard Romanian keyboard with diacritics to Gboard

Is it somehow possible to install a Gboard keyboard layout for Romanian that has the diacritics ă â î ș ț as separate keys? Other keyboard apps have it, but not Gboard. The ones that are called ...
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How to disable Shift + Space to change language on Android?

I am using Android 11 (Build Number RP1A.201005.004.A1) on a Google Pixel 2 XL with an external BlueTooth keyboard (Logitech K480). In my normal typing on a desktop or a laptop, I am very used to ...
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Is it possible to change interface language to Hebrew?

Is it possible to change the GUI language to Hebrew in an Amazon Fire 7/8/10 tablet? To clarify - not the input (keyboard) language, but the interface itself. [I am assuming Fire OS questions fit in ...
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Stop the keyboard from suggesting words from all downloaded languages

I recently installed 4 languages on Samsung Galaxy S10+. To my surprise, regardless of the language I choose to write in (= scroll to), it seems to suggest words in all 4 of them simultaneously. It ...
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Android 10 based LineageOS not rendering Indic languages

I have tried going through many reference links for my below issue, but all of them are at least the pre-Marshmallow age so couldn't find a proper solution. I have a Redmi 2 Prime mobile (2014 model) ...
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Is there a 'first'or 'original' language in the app?

Many Android apps supports multiple language so that it follows the system default language or users can select language from the setting. Sometime the translation quality is poor, so I would like to ...
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Change language of an Andoird app?

Some Android apps allows users to change language in setting, but some apps fixes the app language to the system language. If the app does not allow the user to change language, can I use the ...
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Changing the input language of physical keyboard on Android TV box

I have an Android box TV with Android 9.0, and I would like to add a physical keyboard, but there's no option for that. When I press the "manage keyboard" option, it shows what's in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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