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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Is there a way to turn off translation in Google Play

I have HTC Desire with Norwegian language set up. In Google play, all program descriptions are translated to Norwegian. I find this quite annoying because most of the translations are bad, and looks ...
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How to make an Android device to display complex rendering of Indic characters?

Please excuse the length of this question. I need to explain all this to help others and to avoid helpful contributors to provide answer without asking clarifications. My requirement in one line: "to ...
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How do I add a new language?

The aftermarket ROM I use seems to have the language list parred down to just a couple selections, probably to save space. I would like to add a language back into the system. I can already set the ...
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Is Hebrew support built into Android?

Is Hebrew support built into Android? If so, is it in all versions?
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Multilanguage Keyboard with Android

Sometimes I type in German and sometimes in English. I seem to be only able to switch on autocompletion for one language and have to add the words of the other language one by one to the dictionary. ...
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cannot change languange on external keyboard

I have a smart tv (pilot) which run android 4.0.2 . I connected it an external keyboard (through USB). I have English and Hebrew in the keyboard. The problem is that I cannot switch language through "...
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Is it possible to type accented letters using the Galaxy S English keyboard?

I have a Galaxy S, and my locale is English (UK). Is it possible to type accented letters, such as é to a textfield using the keyboard? If yes, how? edit: I know I can use swype but please don't ...
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How to select content language on Google Play Movies

I'm in Germany and I want to download movies in English from the Google Play store to watch my Android tablet, however I can only get movies in German. How can I get the English versions?
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New Gboard dual language suggestions, how do I disable it?

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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Disable dictionary popup

When I'm typing some text and I tap a word that doesn't exist, a popup shows up offering alternative words (as well as a "delete" and an "add to dictionary" option). This feature is useless for me, ...
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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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How to change the Play Store language?

I live in Hong Kong, and the Play Store displays everything in the local Cantonese language. I have set everything I can (Android language, Account language, even the app locale via Xposed Module "App ...
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Override language setting for some apps?

Is there a way to override the locale for some apps? My Android is set to German but I want, for example, all apps that don't have a proper translation to be in English - reading Google-translated ...
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Android Auto language tied to phone?

I have a Nexus 6P and just got a car with android auto, i use my phone and most of my things with English language (i'm used to English for tech) even tho i live in a Spanish speaking country. Now ...
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Set different languages for different users

I'd like to set different languages per user in my nexus 7 (Android 4.2), but the only option I've found for changing the language is system-wide, and applies to all the users. Is there any way I can ...
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Use bluetooth keyboard with a different layout?

I'm Italian, so I use italian language on my tablet (note 10.1), but I have also a bluetooth keyboard with english layout that I use to write little snippets of programmes, the problem is that I don't ...
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Is CyanogenMod available in several languages?

Vanilla Android works in so many languages (including mine). What about Cyanogen? Are there language packs? I have not found any on official site, but maybe anything unofficial? And if there is/isn't ...
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How can I set the locale and language?

How can I set the keyboard and language in Android, and how can I add more languages to the device?
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Is there a Word Lens alternative/port for Android?

Any idea how we can do this in Android? For those of you at work who can't watch the video, it's a demo of an iPhone app that came out today called Word Lens, which in translates language in real-...
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ContactManager sort by other Language

It's a Lenovo a7000-a and it uses ContactManager as a phone app. I have the Language of the device set as english but my contacts are in Greek. The ContactManager does not display Greek letters on te ...
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Is it posible to change the locale of my device?

In my Android phone when I go to Settings -> Language and Keyboard Settings -> Select Language I see "Locale" as the title on the top row and see that only few languages are listed. I suspect ...
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Nexus 5 with an English interface and a Hebrew keyboard

I can't figure out how to set a Hebrew keyboard while using an English interface in my Nexus 5. The only way I have found to switch to a Hebrew keyboard was changing the language of the interface to ...
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Can I install additional languages on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a new language? I bought my HTC Sensation abroad, and I can only choose system languages from the Asian region (English for different regions, as well as Chinese ...
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How can I set the language in Opera Mini 6?

Opera recently upgraded itself, and for some reason the update installed the Hebrew version with Hebrew menus (that's not completely surprising, since my phone is in Hebrew, but it's partly surprising,...
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MP3 tags in Hebrew show up in gibberish on my phone

I have some songs on my computer with Hebrew files names and Hebrew tags. When I copy them to my phone, the file names appear OK, but the tags appear in gibberish. This is true both for the default ...
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Is there a way to type German and French characters from the stock keyboard?

I want to type French and German accents and stuff using some kind of add-on to the stock keyboard. I don't want to switch between boards. I see there are a lot of keyboards in the Play store but I ...
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How to Enable Android phone for full Tamil Indic Interface

I'd like to buy an Android phone to gift to somebody who only knows Tamil. From the little research I've done there are Android phones setup in Indic languages available readymade (like Robosoft), but ...
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How can I change language for word suggestion while writing an sms text message

I will be extremely disappointed if there is no way to change language WHILE writing an SMS without having to go to the phone's settings and changing the language there. Surely somebody in the android ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy S Indian ROM (latest DDJP6) has Bengali support?

I've read in several forums that Indian version of Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) supports Hindi language. Some of them mentioned it should support Bengali/Bangla also. Can anyone here confirm that- 1) ...
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How can I show two alphabets in my contact list?

I have a Galaxy S with an interface in Hebrew. Some of my contacts are in English and some are in Hebrew. However, I only have the option to scroll through the letters in Hebrew. The English alphabet ...
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Switch to another keyboard language using stock keyboard

I have an Xperia (SOL21). How can I fast switch to another keyboard language, using the default keyboard? I'm mostly typing in Japanese, but usually swiftly change to Swedish and English (on a non-...
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How can I make a change language shortcut for voice recognition in android 2.3.4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone, I work in English, Spanish and French, and constantly have to change from one language to the other, making a shortcut to change the language of the voice-recognition ...
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Is it possible to set the language and locale to different values?

I'd like to have all the text displayed in English (US), but use the Polish (Poland) formatting for numbers, dates etc. On a desktop Linux system, I'd set LANG to pl_PL and LC_MESSAGES to en_US. Is ...
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Install another language to Android keyboard

I have Lenovo a390 with goKeyboard by default, and I have tried installing Serbian Keyboard to it. I have downloaded it from Play store and nothing happens, but never mind. Simple question is this: ...
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Arabic text is detached

I have these two issues. The text is detached in tweetcaster. Along with being detached, in the browser, the reading order is wrong. I hope upgrading the current pre installed browser or installing ...
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How do I add another keyboard layout to my ICS phone?

I speak English as my first language, but I also am fluent in French and I'd like to occasionally write in French on my Android phone. I have ICS, and whilst I can easily change my language to French, ...
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Chinese-bought Samsung Galaxy S2 has a very limited language list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install additional languages on Android? I bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 in China and have used it in English but now I bought the new S3 and want to sell my S2. Since I ...
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Install Russian input method on android

I don't have Russian input method in the list of methods available. Tried third party apps like 'change locale' bu they are changing interface of the OS and not giving me to type in Russian. Android ...
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Reducing the list of language options

I would like to see an option that allows the list of available languages reduced to those I actually need. When I use Voice Search, switching between English and Spanish is a pain: way too many ...
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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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How to type and handwrite Japanese on devices without Japanese input?

By default there is no Japanese input in Samsung keyboard. I know there is a plugin called Multiling with it's HanWriting plugin but it only supports 1 letter by time. Is there a way to handwrite ...
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Samsung Note 2 input language selector problem (Android 4.3)

I have a strange problem for about a week. I have 3 input languages enabled on my smartphone (EN, RU, DE). To switch between them, I usually could slide the space-bar of the on-screen keyboard to the ...
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AnkiDroid: Change decks tts language

In my phone, Ankidroid ask me every time what language shall be used for each card side. Which is listed as a bug. But with other phones (eg. Samsung S2 mini) opposite problem arises. Once you ...
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Installing the English (United States) language

I recently got my Desire HD, and it came pre-installed with Deutsch, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, each in a (Spain) or (Portugal) flavor. Is there some way of getting an English (United ...
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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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Google Play UI language vs review language - what's happening here?

I'm Polish, in Poland, but use English for the interface. I posted a review on a Polish app (in Polish, of course)... and it's not visible to people with Polish UI language selected. I've tried ...
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How to localize Android OS for new locale

I've been looking for the Android "localization project", assuming that there is one (like you have for LibreOffice or Mozilla) but so far, I have only found thousands of pages about localizing apps, ...
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Help getting Arabic on Android

My Friend is going to sell his Nexus S because it does not natively support Arabic. I have found several websites that claim to have a solution to this issue. http://ardoid.com/ Seems to be the ...
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croatian symbols

I wonder how I include croatian symbols into my Android device. I searched in the internet, but I can't find any useful information about this topic. Is it even possible to install "language packages" ...
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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 ...