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Localization is the adaptation of computer software to the different languages, regional differences and technical requirements of a target market.

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How to change language of achievements in Google Play Games

I have an issue with achievements in Google Play Games. I've noticed this when playing Clash of Clans (but it's not limited to it. Every game that has Russian translation of achievements is affected). ...
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What is significance of country listed in "about phone"?

I have just bought a surprisingly-cheap refurbished Samsung S10+ to (eventually) replace my elderly S7. I have not yet tried to connect it to my Samsung/Google accounts. The S10+ is running Android 12....
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Does Android not localise default folder names?

I suppose I expected Android to handle this like Linux, but it seems the default folder names must stay in English. Is this just the Irish-language locale on Samsung or does it work that way for ...
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How to set the date format to ISO 8601 or RFC 3339 in GrapheneOS?

How can I set the date format to ISO 8601 (e.g. 2023-04-29) or RFC 3339 in GrapheneOS?
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TalkBack Language Accent

apologies if this has been asked before, but I've tried looking around on various websites but still unable to find any solution or explanation. My father is currently using a OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, he ...
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How to make voice recognition keep steady when traveling?

My Android 10 phone's voice recognition for English works extremely well, but when I travel to India it switches to expect an Indian accent, and I can barely get it to take my dictation that way, even ...
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Use Macintosh layout for external physical keyboard?

I'd like to connect a German Macintosh keyboard to my Android device. It uses swapped signals for °/^ and </> as well as different positions for [, ], {, } and @. It also has a bunch of special ...
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How to switch layout (language) of external physical keyboard on ColorOS 12.1?

I have a Bluetooth external keyboard with German layout (QWERTZ) that worked well with my old Huawei P10 Lite phone (Android 8.0). Unfortunately with my current Oppo Android 12 (ColorOS 12.1) phone I ...
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Changing country in Android play store is not working, how can I change it?

I have moved from Hong Kong to the UK. I am now physically in the UK connected to the UK network with a UK number and a UK SIM. However, I can't change my Play Store country to the UK. Initially, in ...
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How do I translate an application that is protected and cannot be translated by AllTrans Xposed Module?

I've been trying to translate this application using AllTrans, yet I don't know how to do it by extracting and recompiling the APK?
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Could a Play Store family plan block apps abroad on my Google account

Background: I have a problem with region-blocked apps. After moving abroad I must download region-specific banking and eid apps and after changing my Play Store Region, paying methods, clearing cache, ...
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Modify the Chinese date localization in the quick settings of Flyme 8.0.0.0A Stable (SystemUI.apk modification)

I translated the firmware Flyme 8.0.0.0A Stable (RU & UA) for Meizu Note 9 and Meizu 8X, but I can’t kill the Chinese in the quick settings: The fact is that China’s events are taking place there ...
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How to get my phone to access WIFI channel 13?

My phone can't see Wifi 2.4 Channel 13. Why? How can I fix it? I have an android phone (Moto E4, Android 7.1.1, Not rooted) that was purchased in the US about 12 months ago. Just after purchase,I ...
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Google cards suddenly showing mixed languages

My Google cards are acting weird. 40% of the cards are in other languages which I have no clue of. It's sometimes Urdu, sometimes Russian, and sometimes god knows which one. I have tried hitting &...
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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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Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America?

Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America? Hello, So my phone recently went temporarily out of order and then I saw this Asus ZenFone 3 for sale ...
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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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French developer looking to access German PlayStore from France

I'm working for a French app, we just launch our app in Germany, so I would like to access the German PlayStore from France to be able to see our ranking and the other app. If you have a way to ...
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Change Assistant Language Without Changing Locale on Oreo

I am in the United States, but I would like it if my assistant and navigation voice had an Australian accent. On Oreo, the only way to do this seems to be to change the system language to English(...
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Change the region to get Android update first

Android 7 is released on some countries, but not in my country, is there any way to change the region, so I can get the update (without rooting the device)? I have Samsung J710F mobile phone. Thanks ...
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Customize date display format? [Android 7]

How can I change global date format in Android 7.1.1? I want to continue using en-US locale setting, but with ISO date format YYYY-MM-DD. And change long format into DD. MMMM YYYY (e.g. 22. october ...
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How to change the temperature unit of Google's weather notification?

I have my Google Now weather set to Celsius, but when it showed on the notification bar, it's still Fahrenheit. How to change this? If it matters, the device is Motorola X Style with Android 7
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Can a Xiaomi / MIUI phone bet set to use dd/mm date format?

I have a Redmi 4A that I bought while in China a few months ago. It works great in English but seems to only offer a choice of only 12- vs. 24-hour time format and American date format, mm/dd/yyyy. ...
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Is there an English locale with SI units?

I hate using devices in my native language, so I normally use the US locale. However, I also want to have Celcius, meters, kilograms and sane date formatting :) I have a Wear watch and it uses the ...
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Stop Google Play app from translating

Related: Is there a way to turn off translation in Google Play Any way to stop ridiculous translations in Google PlayStore? I have an exactly the same goal as the above questions, but my situation ...
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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 ...
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Easy switching languages?

A tablet will be used by someone who reads (only) Chinese (PRC). I only read English. In order to help her accomplish things, install apps, and generally maintain the tablet, I need to switch language ...
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where/how to find/extract official android os (open source) translation/localization/glossary

Since the open source android (https://source.android.com) is available in multiple languages, can I extract all the translated strings in the OS so I can use them as a reference for my own app's ...
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Applications in Play Store cannot be downloaded [duplicate]

I have moved to Australia from India. My Google Play Store doesn't allow me to download Australian applications. It tells me that the application is not available in my country, but I am in Australia, ...
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Change map language on Google Maps

I have Nexus 7. I'll be traveling to Bangkok in a couple of weeks, and would like to change the Google Maps app to display street names in Thai just in case I get lost and need local help, and also ...
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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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How to download an app from another region/country?

I've found duplicate posts, but they are outdated. The solutions no longer work as some of the apps have been deprecated, and things have changed since 2013. My phone is NOT rooted, I have a HTC ONE ...
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How to properly downgrade a phone that shipped with a newer version of Android?

I recently purchased two Samsung G5 phones from Amazon with the intent of ROM development on a downgraded version (the phone shipped with 5.0). I took one of the phones and successfully downgraded the ...
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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 my phone's firmware nationality?

For some unknown reason the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195) I bought in Switzerland is actually a Polish version, i.e. that's the default locale which I cannot uninstall and that's why only today I ...
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Region Lock Workaround

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 3 Neo and Galaxy Grand 2 here in Saudi Arabia. I intend to give the latter two as gifts (the Galaxy S5 is mine) to family in the Philippines. I read online that ...
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Cheaper in-app purchases

I play Game of War Fire Age and wondering if I can get cheaper packs on it, I'm from the UK and it costs me £79.99 to buy a pack but my Brazilian friend only pays $60 for the same pack, is there ...
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Accented characters show up as Chinese characters in KitKat Cyanogenmod, had no issues in Jellybean

I have a few songs on my CyanogenMod KitKat device with accented characters in their names, but they keep showing up as Chinese characters. The screenshot below is of the music app Shuttle, but it ...
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can't install app, because it's not supported in my country/area [duplicate]

I recently moved to another country and i would like to install bank appliation for my bank account in this country. however Play Store says i can't do that, because it's not available in my country (...
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Does the Verizon HTC One (M8) restrict GPS in China?

This is a cross-post of "Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?" Based on some of the answers and comments there, I am attempting to figure out what GPS sensor is being used in my phone, and what,...
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Text to speech: Unable to switch to UK English

My phone (Fairphone) does not have the 'English (UK)' locale, only the US one. I recently discovered how to download custom voices for Google text-to-speech ('Install voice data' from settings) and ...
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2-step authentication calling me in Thai. I don't speak Thai.

I setup google 2-step authentication through Google Apps. I linked my Skype number by Voice instead of SMS. SMS wasn't going through. It's a US number. I'm trying to login on my Android phone in ...
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Are there region specific hardware differences to GT-N8000?

Are there region specific hardware differences to the GT-N8000, or is a GT-N8000 the same device no matter where you live? I thought Samsung's model names (GT-I9300, SM-G900F, GT-N8000) were a safe ...
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OTA Update Query

I recently flashed android 5.0 to my Samsung Galaxy S5, it was a polish build for the SM-G900F which successfully installed Today I heard that an updated version was available for again people in ...
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Want to download an app from Kenya in the app store [duplicate]

Possible duplicates of How can I circumvent regional restrictions in Google's Play Store? How to change country? Nevertheless, as the answers provided in the previous threads were not ...
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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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Google Now Accent Bug (Lollipop 5.0)

I updated to Android 5.0 yesterday on my Nexus 5. I am from the UK, hence I have my languages set to "English (UK)" where possible, including the voice of Google Now, which has the accent of an ...
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while setting Google + account ... getting error: "couldn't find the server"

While setting Google + account ... getting error: "couldn't find the server". Please assist, non of the app is working in my mobile (App like: you tube; play store etc.). Have already tried to ...
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Google keyboard gestures not working for other languages than English (Moto G, Android 4.4.4)

I can't get gestures ("swype") to work with Google Keyboard for languages other than English (which is my device language). Gestures are activated in the keyboard settings, I have tried rebooting ...
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Difference between Android version in regions

I installed stock ROM for Android 4.4.2 for Colombia region this April. Today while I was surfing the web, I found out that my Android version is slightly different from the one that I saw on web (...
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