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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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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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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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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Why is Android constantly removing custom keyboard languages?

On Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) I constantly have to add the custom keyboard languages I use because they are being removed all the time and the multilingual keyboard is left only with the default ...
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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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Keyboard's auto correction works only for one language

I have a standard touch keyboard in my Moto Z2 Play (Andriod 8.0 Oreo / Gboard 8.2.11) with two languages: English and Polish. Whenever I am typing in Polish langauage, I can write nearly a complete ...
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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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My oppo r17 is in chinese and i can't change it

So i just bought a phone online from a seemingly english website, I've received the phone, turned it on and set it up, changed the language to english and so on, problem is while most things are in ...
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Make Android remember language of physical keyboard?

I have a Galaxy Tab S4 with the "Book Cover Keybaord". Sadly Android doesn't remember the language of the physical keyboard. And it is designed to be connected only when you need it. Which means that ...
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physical keyboard use japanese script on android

I have a Logitec k480 connected by bluetooth to an LG Stylo 4 with Japanese and Spanish added so I can switch between them. My problem is that I can switch between languages but the Japanese layout ...
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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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LineageOS multi language spell check

I'm running LineageOS on my Fairphone 2. I want to use German and English spell check, but only use the German keyboard layout. Is it possible to have multiple languages for spell check with using ...
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Lenovo A3300-HV 4.4.2 Firmware Bulgaria

I can hard reset on Lenovo A3300-HV , version 4.4.2, baseband v34 2014/08/15, build number A3300HV_A442_01_25_150620_ROW Hardware version: A3300HV_MB_V6.0 Before hard reset the tablet had a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Editing personal dictionary on Android 6

As it seems Android blocks third party apps from editing the personal dictionaries for some reason. I just upgraded from Android 4 to 6 and want to import my personal dicitonary, but the apps I've ...
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Install many font on Android device

I want to read and write Thai and Tibetan languages and also see real symbols for many other fonts instead of squares. As you can see, replacing system fonts is not a good method, because in this ...
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Add a new laguage (Bengali) in my Huawei Honor 3C phone not having this language

How to add a new language "Bengali of India" in my Huawei Honor 3C phone not having this language. I have checked SETTINGS -> Language / Input and my language is not listed here. I saw Samsung ...
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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 ...