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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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Is there a trustworthy place to download language packs from?

I'm a veteran iOS developer, giving Android a stab as part of an experiment that I hope will ultimately have me coding for my Google Glass. Today, my Moto X arrived. (Chosen because of it's small form ...
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Google Now says it's not available in my country

On my Xiaomi M2A, Google Now complains that it's not available in my country. I know for a fact that Google Now is available in the Netherlands, because it works fine on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. ...
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Any way to stop ridiculous translations in Google PlayStore?

Most of the translations are nonsense in Google Playstore. Looks stupid, amateurish and most of all they are annoying. Words by words meaning nothing! My mother language is finnish and Im using ...
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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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Problems with changing the default country in Google Play Store

I need help regarding changing my country on the Google Play Store. I tried everything from hard resetting my phone to changing all the details in the settings but it didn't work. I changed all my ...
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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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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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Passwords containing “!” are always wrong

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with untouched Android 4.1.2 and problems with logging into accounts on any website, in any browser, as long as the password contains an exclamation mark ("!"). I use the ...
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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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How can I enter an English unlock password when the keyboard is Arabic?

How can I unlock my tablet that my password is in English and the keyboard is in Arabic?
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Will a license check fail if I am in a foreign country?

I have an app that performs a license check and will not work if a check doesn't succeed within x amount of time since the last successful check. Will this license check fail if I am connected to the ...
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Play store stuck in old country [duplicate]

I moved from France to Italy, and it seems like my Play Store is stuck in France. The Operator is recognized correctly as Vodafone on the play store, but I still see the app recommendations in French ...
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Is it possible to translate websites in Chrome Android in “realtime” like I did on the PC?

On my Windows 7 computer with Chrome I could translate entire webpages using Google translate with the click of a button. Is there a way to do this in Chrome or the stock browser? Or any other ...
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Which modem firmware for Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) works best with the mobile networks in Russia?

Trying to use a Samsung Galaxy S device coming from China or Korea in Russia lead to the observation that the quality of the connection to the mobile network is much worse than on Samsung Galaxy S we ...
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Font rendering problem in ICS 4.0.4 [duplicate]

I'm trying to get Kannada language support on my phone. I've rooted my Sony Xperia Neo L which is running ICS 4.0.4 and installed Kannada font in system/fonts. The problem is, all the other indic ...
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What needs to be set up in an Android device from another region for a Russian user in Russia, and how?

We've got a Samsung Galaxy S from another region (China or Korea). What needs to be set up in it for a Russian user in Russia?
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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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How do I change the Google Play country?

Can someone tell me how to change the country preference for Google Play? I have searched high and low but in most of the forums people ask you to go to Gmail settings -> edit profile and change the ...
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How do I change my device locale (default currency symbol) on 3.x and higher?

I want to change my device Locale because some of my apps use my default Locale to determine what currency symbol to use when formatting money values. In Android 2.x, I'd just go to the main Settings -...
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Switch to another keyboard language using stock keyboard

I have an Xperia (SOL21). How can I fast switch to another keyboard language, using the default keyboard? I'm mostly typing in Japanese, but usually swiftly change to Swedish and English (on a non-...
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Install Russian input method on android

I don't have Russian input method in the list of methods available. Tried third party apps like 'change locale' bu they are changing interface of the OS and not giving me to type in Russian. Android ...
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Arabic123 instea [duplicate]

I need to remove Hindy numbers off the Clock and date from the system of my nexus 7, when I have it in Arabic language. I neeeeeeed numbers in this Format 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Not in those middle ...
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Screen Translation?

How can the text in a running app be translated? Ideally, I would like it to be automatic, like the translation Google Chrome Desktop does. Second best solution, If the above is not possible, to ...
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Translation issue MS Exchange and Samsung Tab 2 10.1

I recently purchased a Samsung tab 2 10.1. Everything seems to be working fine except that it does not properly sync with Outlook calendar and contacts -- the text on the notes section of both the ...
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Reversing translation of (error) messages?

A device presents me with an error message, and I want to google the problem. The error message is displayed translated, making it harder than necessary to find others with the same issue and/or a ...
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How do I add another keyboard layout to my ICS phone?

I speak English as my first language, but I also am fluent in French and I'd like to occasionally write in French on my Android phone. I have ICS, and whilst I can easily change my language to French, ...
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Need fonts of a different language to show up on android or atleast Instapaper [duplicate]

My family is residing in USA and we are from India. Now my mom gets super bored at home! And loves to read the regional online newspaper and magazines from India on the Internet; problem is she doesn'...
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Installing different language on phone [duplicate]

Is it possible to install a different language other than the ones already in the system? I want my phone to display in Japanese. Everything...the menus, status bars, labels. Just as if my phone was ...
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Will I be able to change the region on my HTC desire S?

The RUU of the HTCdev cannot install to my Htc desire S. It always says that I need the correct RUU version and my region is SEA_WWE. Is there any way to install the RUU without changing my region? ...
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How to select content language on Google Play Movies

I'm in Germany and I want to download movies in English from the Google Play store to watch my Android tablet, however I can only get movies in German. How can I get the English versions?
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croatian symbols

I wonder how I include croatian symbols into my Android device. I searched in the internet, but I can't find any useful information about this topic. Is it even possible to install "language packages" ...
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Will an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity work in the UK if I ship it over from USA

I want to ship my Asus Transformer Pad Infinity from the USA to the UK as it's cheaper. Will I run into any compatibility issues? (It does not have 3G.)
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for htc desire s: how to know your phone's region?

i'd like to update my software from gingerbread to ICS, just want to make sure to get the right update for my phone.
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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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Changing OS completely on galaxy note SC-05D and galaxy s2 SC-02C

I live in Japan and I would like to get these 2 phones but both of them is sold here with Google Android 2.3.7 Japanese OS. I was wondering if it possible to change that into a regular English ...
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Which market am I currently in?

I am on an SGS2 purchased in Germany, located in the UK, sometimes using VPN to the US and have used Market Enabler to change Play Store codes in the past. By now I am confused as to what local market ...
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Changing the numbers format when entering phone numbers in the dialer possible?

I'm using a Sony Live With Walkman. The Android 2.3 is in English, and I rather leave that way... But, I find kind awkward the mask input of numbers when I am typing. Is there any way I can change ...
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Change OS from Korean to Thai

I have a Galaxy S from Korea with an OS that includes Korean applications, language support, etc. However, I am living in Thailand and I want to change the OS to the version used in Thailand. Is ...
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Changing Google Play from French to English [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent regional restrictions in the Android Market? I recently bought a lovely Nexus 7 for my wife. We live in France although we are English. The Google Play ...
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Set two languages simultaneously for the stock keyboard?

I want to have both english and german prediction and auto correction at the same time for the stock keyboard (Jelly Bean here). My use case: Multi-tasking between english and german domains on my ...
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Change language for one application (Google Now voice recognition, root available)

I normally run my phone in French. But unfortunately, Google Now will only support voice commands if I set the phone's language to US English. I tried setting Google Now > Paramèters > Voix > Langue ...
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Tamil Font problem in Android device [duplicate]

I'm developing a Tamil web app (using PhoneGap) where I use unicode to display the Tamil language. The problem is, it is working fine in Android Emulator and in web (Firefox), but the fonts are not ...
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Arabic support for my Android device

I've got a new phone (Samsung galaxy SII) with Android 4 on it. I would like to be able to add Arabic support on it. Is there a simple way to do so ? I'm a newbie with Android related subjects, so ...
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Is there a way to turn off translation in Google Play

I have HTC Desire with Norwegian language set up. In Google play, all program descriptions are translated to Norwegian. I find this quite annoying because most of the translations are bad, and looks ...
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Customizing the formatting of phone numbers

Mobile operators in Brazil have added a leading digit, but only for São Paulo numbers. Now, both landline numbers (in São Paulo and otherwise) and mobile numbers from other states have 8 digits, while ...
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The Way Numbers Are Displayed/Broken Up

I live in Jordan and just got a Galaxy SIII. I have a problem with the way numbers are being displayed on the dialer and when you actually press the green button to place a call. Basically, the ...
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How to make an Android device to display complex rendering of Indic characters?

Please excuse the length of this question. I need to explain all this to help others and to avoid helpful contributors to provide answer without asking clarifications. My requirement in one line: "to ...
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Can I change system locale by command?

For some reason I need to change system locale temporarily. Can I change system locale using some command? or script? So that i can run it with tasker's built-in shell.
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Japanese language for directions in Google Maps

I am using Android 4.0 and latest version of Google Maps. The interface is in English. When I search for direction to some place say Kyoto, the interface is in mixed English and Japanese. See the ...