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Locale is an automation app for Android. For regional and localization questions please use the "localization" tag.

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How to set the locale (country) on Samsung Android 14?

I've set English as the default language on my Samsung Galaxy A35 (Android 14) and German (Switzerland) as a second language. How do I set the locale to CH (Switzerland)? I need numbers, units, time ...
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How to have LINE app Friends sorted in Hanyu Pinyin order?

In Sort contacts by Hanyu Pinyin one manages to sort contacts in Hanyu Pinyin order. Alas, with LINE app Friends it seems there is no way to get other than simple Unicode (radical) sorting.
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Sort contacts by Hanyu Pinyin

I have tried the Google contacts app, the Samsung contacts app, and the Asus contacts app. Only the latter will sort Chinese contacts in Hanyu Pinyin order, without requiring the entire phone to be ...
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Xperia XZ1 won't boot after changing to pseudolocale

This would be the most ridiculous brick I've encountered 😄 What I did: Having enabled Developer options, I tried setting cibarA [XB] (Arabic when reversed) as my main language. As I figured out now, ...
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Change week day names on specific locale

Where Android stores strings like week day names, months, etc for each locale? I dug into SettingsUI, framework-res, but didn't find anything related into res/values/arrays.xml or strings.xml. Could ...
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Change locale system language via ADB in starting from Android 6.0

For manual UI testing purposes, on my Android 6.0 & 7.0 devices, I use a shortcut to access language preferences via ADB, then choose one of the three languages ar_DZ, en_GB, fr_FR manually adb ...
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How to change locale and make it stay that way?

My friend has a LG V10 and unfortunately, it doesn't have the language he wants (Hebrew) as part of the stock ROM. I've googled around and found that there are apps that enable you to change locale ...
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Is there a way to fine tune locale settings?

I have had this question for quite a long time and I hope that it can actually be done. I live in Greece, but I mainly use my Android (Lollipop 5.0.2) mobile phone in English (US). The reason is that ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 compact w/ Android 5.1.1: how to change locale setting?

A few days ago I realized that something / someone partially changed localization settings on my (non-rooted) Xperia Z1c. Default language and locale is German / Germany ("de"), and to the day numbers,...
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How to change android system language if morelocale2 does not work

I recently bought a chinese smartphone (SM-G3858) and there are only 3 languages available. English, Chinese and Korean. I tried to add another language (e.g. german) with the apps morelocale2, any ...
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Is it possible to run applications with different locales (languages)?

I want to run some applications in one language and the rest with the others. Specifically, I'd like to run maps in Russian (I really don't need names transliterated to Latin) and everything else in ...
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Using flash player on android with Hebrew

I am trying to run flash website with my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Jelly Bean 4.3). The website is built for Internet Explorer only, but I succeeded running it on my FireFox browser on my PC. When I ...
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Close Application with locale?

I use the locale app to automaticly start an obd-app (Torque) when I enter my car. This works well. Now I want to automaticly close that app when I leave my car. As there seem to be no Plugins to ...
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Reconfiguring volume up and down buttons?

A few days ago, I came to know about apps such as Tasker and Locale. Today, I have purchased the Tasker app from Google Play. I have spent around more than an hour, going around and exploring the app. ...
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How to create Language Pack/Dictionary for Keyboard auto correct

Is there a way to create new language pack for android? I would like to use my local language words, but i wouldnt want to add them in the 'English' pack, because they are words/phrases in my country ...
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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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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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Tasker if-else-if hierarchy and default setting, like Locale

I use a Google Talk status plugin (written for Locale) with Tasker, and the one thing I miss from Locale is the priority order of situations. That is, if I'm driving, then set status "Driving", else ...
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Locale app & export settings

Is there any solution to backup Locale settings? I've defined couple of rules and I don't want to lose them while I reinstall some custom ROM.
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Locale powersave plugin & Power Control widget

I use Locale app with powersave plugin. 3G is usually switched off except during scheduled syncing to save power. There are occassional situations when I would like to use 3G and I would like switch ...
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Can Tasker/Locale tell me what BT device is connected?

I want to change the phone's state dependent on which specific bluetooth device is connected -- can Tasker or Locale do that? Thanks!
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Should I use Tasker or Locale?

For general detecting circumstances and triggering actions, what are the advantages/disadvantages of Tasker and Locale? Which one does the best job overall capability for improving the usefulness of ...
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How to be woken up when receiving a text message with an Android phone?

I am on call sometimes and I am getting SMS and email from our systems. The sender is an email to SMS gateway that is unique to this and always the same, the messages start with the same words. I need ...
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