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 vertical alphabet language in contact list?

All my contacts are in Greek language but the vertical alphabet is in English. How can i change it? My phone is Samsung galaxy note 4 (not rooted), i use english language for the operating system and ...
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What is the shortcut to change input language when using hardware keyboard?

I have connected a USB windows keyboard to my tablet. However, regular windows input language switching shortcut do not work on android. What is angular keys to change input language?
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Micromax A065 - language

I got a mobile from an Indian friend of mine. The model is Micromax A065 and I would like to install the Greek language and make it the default language. I tried the following apps with no luck: ...
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application for changing fonts in android 4.3

Is there any appication by which you can change the fonts of your android, which it also supports greek language? Unfortunatrlly, I don't own a well known brand, but somehow I managed to root it!
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How to set an app to use its native language?

Thanks to my phone being rooted, I can use app settings to set an app's language without having to change my system language. but is there a way to determine the native language of an app and by ...
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Set Russian language on Alcatel Pop S7 (Android 4.1.2)

I am not able to configure the device to Russian language, although assumed that all Android supports it. Question: What are the chances to enable Russian UI after I root the device? Worth trying or ...
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Asus ZenPhone 5 Android Keyboard has no Hindi language input?

I bought an Asus Zenphone 5 (nice piece of phone for a cheap price btw). However, there is no Hindi keyboard input. Strange, given Hindi and other related languages using the same script count for ...
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Samsung Keyboard language switch + Accessibility service

I've faced an issue that Samsung Keyboard disables functionality of language switching using space bar... after upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat. That was messed on a forums a little bit and everybody agreed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to use Emoji language with Swiftkey 3?

I have and LOVE swiftkey. Is there anyway I type emoji icons with my swiftkey keyboard? I've tried going to my keyboard settings and adding the Emoji language, but the swiftkey keyboard still doesn't ...
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How to quickly change the language in the latest Swype beta?

According to Swype's advanced tips page: Switching languages: To switch between the two most recent languages, Swype from the Swype-key to the key with the language initials on it. Since I updated ...
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Huawei IME and input language

I've encountered a problem using my Huawei U8350 Boulder powered by Android 2.2.2. The phone has physical keyboard and I would like to switch between different keyboard layouts (or input languages) ...
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how to add Thai as system language Samsung J5

Can someone please walk me through how to add Thai as a setup language on my wifes new Samsung J5? As I understand it the language will be there somewhere and just need unlocking
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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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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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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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Add Custom Language Spellcheck

this is sort of a broad question but I'm not sure where else to ask it. I've tried to research this but have not come up with any solid way forward. I would like to help speakers of a language that is ...
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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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Android 10: Language resets after each startup

The system language on an LG G7 was set to English. However, after a recent system update to android 10, the system language resets back to the local language (Hebrew). Manually changing to English ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Android/Google Play store: How to find app available in different languages?

I have a German friend who doesn't speak English. How can he find apps made in Germany using the German language? Right now for example if he searches "rennen" which means "racing" in english he is ...
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Android in Turkmen

Is it possible to use Android in the Turkmen language?
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connection between spell correction, language selection, predictive text, and keyboard

Can someone please explain to me the android conceptual model between language selection spell correction predictive text keyboard I.e., is it the responsibility of the keyboard app to support ...
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Can I install the Sinhala language without rooting my android device?

I have an Android device which is running Android version 4.3, but when I'm using web browsing, Facebook, Twitter, etc., I can't see any of the content in the Sinhala language. I found out that there ...
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Adding an extra keyboard button for switching to rarely used languages?

I type in the following 3 languages: Language A - 55% of the time Language B - 40% of the time Language C - 5% of the time The usual solution would be to have all three languages installed, however ...
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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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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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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 ...