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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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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How to make a key act as acute and apostrophe? dead keys problem [closed]

Hi dear android/linux enthusiast, first question on stackoverflow, until now I've got a lot of help just reading stackexchange.* in passive mode, thanks for all that! I want to make a keycharmap/...
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Cannot change language on external keyboard

I have a smart TV (Pilot) which runs Android 4.0.2. I connected it to an external keyboard (through USB). I have English and Hebrew on the keyboard. The problem is that I cannot switch languages ...
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Change Language

My Hummer H5 smartphone came preloaded in Chinese. I have changed the language setting for the phone itself to English however, the Google search is still operating in Chinese. I would like to know ...
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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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Two language on android

I'm french, my system is in french. I would like to be able to type english words without being bothered by the autocorrection. How can i proceed ? Edit: Free solutions please
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Offline Spanish voice recognition: "no connection for speech input (E4)"

I am trying to set up a Google Nexus 7 (kitkat) and a Samsung Note 2 (jellybean) for offline English-Spanish Translation using the Google Translate app. Both devices are usually set to UK English. On ...
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Can I get rid of an unwanted acronym?

Apparently "ESCO" is an acronym for something, however "esco" is a quite common Italian word. For some reason the native keyboard seems to prefer the acronym to the word, usually having it as default, ...
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how to add hebrew to my Samsung s4? [duplicate]

I have bought a new samsung s4. I try to change the OS settings to be in hebrew. I remembered how to do it from another s4 my sister has. Went to settings --> Languages and input ---> but there was ...
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Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 not supporting addtional Language?

I'm using Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and tried to display a text in malayalam. I found out that it doesn't have the language pack pre-installed. So I tried downloading a malayalam keyboard which was a ...
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Repeating letters being truncated

About a month ago, I noticed a strange issue anywhere a repeating letter a appears on my Android phone: repeating letters are either truncated or replaced with a single letter that has a macron (bar/ ...
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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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No sliding (gesture typing) feature in Google Keyboard for Ukrainian language

I can't type words via "sliding through letters" in Google Keyboard when Ukrainian language is chosen. Is it OK? What may be the reason? No "sliding" support specifically for Ukrainian language? I ...
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Nexus 5 "Ok Google" voice output in a non-English US language

I'm trying the have vocal output from my nexus 5 with a non english system language. If my system language is English(US) I say "ok google" and it opens google now, I say "what's the weather like ...
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problem with pasting an arabic text on a note

I own a galaxy note3 and it types Arabic correctly but when I copy Arabic text and past it on a note the characters appear separated and randomized .. what can I do to cover this problem?
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AnkiDroid: Reset TTS language of a single deck

I am not able to find the correct way to reset the TTS language of just one deck (as opposed to resetting all TTS assignments by using Menu > Preferences > General > Reset). I have seen this question, ...
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Multilingual smart dial in HTC One X

I have HTC One X with default firmware and the latest updates installed. I'm totally fine with the default dialer, but the only feature missing is Russian (Cyrillic) symbols in Smart Dialer. It's ...
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How to show local language fonts in Chrome?

How to show Gujarati language font in Chrome for Android? I cannot read any Gujarati site like divyabhaskar.com, etc. By the way in Opera Mini for Android browser there is the ability to show bitmap ...
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Google Play Language Setting

I am currently using Samsung Galaxy S2. Recently I found that there are a lot of different language application in the Google play store. I can understand both English and Chinese but It seem like I ...
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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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How to get my WiFi notifications back into English?

For some reason my WiFi notifications have started appearing in I think Polish, or something with a similar alphabet, I don't even have any such languages installed as far as I can see. This problem ...
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Trying to root Galaxy SIII Mini (Canadian) SM-G730W8 for additional language support

I bought an S3 Mini in Canada, but have noticed that I do not have a language option for Portuguese. I have done some research, and found that it is likely that the Portuguese language is included on ...
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How do I change the spell check language independently from the hardware keyboard layout

I'm using an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity with a German (Swiss variant) hardware keyboard and with the standard Asus variant of Android version 4.2.1. On a regular basis I need to type in both ...
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How can I translate Chinese and Japanese text without typing it?

When I'm in Japan or China, there are barely any European alphabet and I want to use my camera to take a photo of a sign and convert it into English language. Is it possible to achieve that?
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make to show Japanese language on android device

I install app which supports Japanese language. But in my phone, it didn't show the Japanese language. My phone is sony xperia z. How should I make to see Japanese language. Thanks.
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Languages in Nexus 4 from Germany

I hope my question is not too strange. I would like to buy the current Google Nexus 4 16GB in Germany from Google Play. But I am interested if anyone can confirm that it has English language installed ...
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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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How to add another language to a Samsung Galaxy Chat physical keyboard?

Having got a Samsung Galaxy Chat (B5330) I'd like to use its physical keyboard to to enter not only english but also central european (czech) and cyrillic (russian) letters (I am ok with english-only ...
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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 to tell the Play Store to list apps in different languages?

Apparently the search in the Play Store only returns results of apps that belong in some way to the locale my phone is set to. For example, there is an app from a German bus company with their ...
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Changing TF300 keyboard dock to Icelandic

I have a Asus TF300 keyboard dock that has an American-style qwerty layout. Is it possible to change it to Icelandic, so that I can type in Icelandic letters from the keyboard dock?
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How to change the call location identifier language?

I have changed everything in my rooted HTC One SU (t528w) mobile to remove chinese characters. There is no chinese display in my mobile except one thing. When I call to anyone or gets call it shows ...
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How to change System Language in Android? [duplicate]

I bought the HTC One from China. I have rooted it succesfully and removed all bloatwares in chinese language. It has english language but it says "English (China)" How can I install any other ...
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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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How to change language in Skype

I installed Skype on my Samsung Galaxy Tab, and need change default English language. How to change Skype Tablet interface language from English to other (French, for example)?
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can not change keyboard input language

I can not change language on my new android 4.1 tablet. On my phone I am able to change input language by long clicking on space bar button, however on tablet space bar does not have such ...
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How to Install Android OS on mobile

I bought Android phone called KUBAO (Chinese phones model) Its says that it has Android Version 4.1.1 But its in Chinese Language in menu & when I change it to English language then its shows ...
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How to add new language Unicode range to Android OS

Background Sri Lanka has its own language called Sinhala with its own Unicode range (0D80 - 0DFF) and set of rendering rules. Currently Android phones do not support this language (but Linux and ...
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I am looking for a simple way to translate words highlighted in the browser

This is my use case: I'm trying to improve my Spanish so I've started reading Spanish-language newspapers in the browser on my phone. What I'd like to do is this: when I need a word or phrase ...
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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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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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Changing Play Store default language and/or country

I bought a Samsung S4 here in the Philippines but the default language in the Play Store is Korean. Also, the prices of the apps for sale are in Won (Korean currency). How do I change the language to ...
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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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Android, typing Czech-specific characters on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

I have a problem with some characters on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (GT-P5100). When I set language to "čeština" and type ě (Latin small letter E with caron) as result Android returns ĕ (Latin small letter ...
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Multi-language support packs?

I've purchased my Optimus Net in late 2011. Several languages are supported but not a whole lot of world languages. For instance I would like to add support for Chinese but it's not available from the ...
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Changing language option on ColorNote

By accident, on the Android ColorNote application, I changed the language from English to Chinese. How do I change it back to English?
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Is it possible to change the system language to Japanese? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is possible to install Japanese as a System Language on my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2). My friend is from Japan and wants to buy her smartphone in Europe - but she wants to ...
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Cannot configure keyboard input language anymore

On my Xperia S /ICS, I had English and German language input configured. Worked as expected, could switch language on the keyboard. Then I installed a keyboard app and later uninstalled it. Now ...
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Does a Nandroid Backup contain Language files?

I know that a Nandroid backup is a snapshot of a system image. I wish to know if this backup will also include language files if Backup was made from a multi-language ROM. For Example: I bought a ...
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Want to add Persian and Arabic on Samsung Galaxy Phone running Gingerbread OS

Peace be on you All... Dear all... I wan't to Add Persian and Arabic suppport on my Samsung Galaxy Ace having Gingerbread OS, All of my applications running in these languages show broken texts and ...
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