Three methods available, depending from where are you accessing Google:
Google Play app usually uses the language defined on your device settings:
Tap your device "home";
Locate "Language & keyboard" and tap;
Under "Select language" you can define the language for your device that is also used by the Google Play App as to present you ...
What you have to do is pair your external keyboard then
Go to Settings -> Language & Input -> Physical Keyboard
Then tap on your keyboard and a dialog for choosing the keyboard layout should appear.
Choose the layouts you want (note that you have to select two or more to be able to switch) and then press back.
Near the bottom of the dialog a label ...
You can't disable the pop-up alone, but there are some other options:-
You can disable the spell-checker completely. If your keyboard already provides all the spell-check functionality you need, then this might be a good option for you. In Language & input in the device settings, untick Spell checker. This will disable the pop-up and the red underlining ...
How can I get back to manually switching between languages? Is there a
setting I've missed, or do I have to roll back to an earlier version?
On the the keyboard options you'll find settings for Languages, Preferences, Theme... and in Text correction you'll find the toggle you're looking for: multilingual typing.
This also annoyed me. My language is Hungarian, a hard-to-translate language. For example Google translated the "loop-device" to Hungarian as "rotating-device", which is a different thing. I think it is a really bad idea. The app, which does not have the user's native language built-in and the user doesn't speak any language of that app, then that user will ...
Adding full language support for a device is done at rom level, the languages that the default keyboard will support are added before compilation and the android keyboard will only give you the option to download dictionaries for the languages it supports.
A good workaround is to download a keyboard app (such as GOKeyboard) that supports adding languages ...
Android under the folder /system/fonts contains a file named "DroidSansFallback.ttf" supposed to contain all the language characters. Currently it lacks support for many, including Tamil.
One can always replace the file with one that contains Tamil characters, thus allowing the usage of Tamil on your phone.
From XDA Developers Thread - ...
Short answer: You can't!
From How can I switch language in google play?, you used to be able to work around this via a proxy:
Basically the market is determined automatically based on your IP. You can change some local country settings from your Gmail account settings but still IP of the country you're browsing from is more important. To go around it you'...
As you've mentioned, the multilingual suggestions is a new feature in Gboard (ref: Gboard, now available for Android - Official Google Blog.
Steps to enable/disable it:
Open Gboard's Settings
Select a language
On supported languages, below Language settings, tap Multilingual typing to enable/disable it. When enabled, you can check/uncheck ...
Yes you can do this. For this, I am assuming you are using the stock Google keyboard.
Open Settings and tap on Language & Input. Tap on the settings icon next to Google Keyboard. Tap Input Languages at the top. Deselect "Use System Language" and then select any keyboard languages you wish to use.
Now in the keyboard, the space bar will display the ...
If you want to change locale settings on your device, the Set Locale and Language app1 might prove helpful as well. Locale-Einstellung looks almost the same. MoreLocale 22 might offer an alternative, as it also allows to create custom locales -- which is also supported by Custom Locale3.
With Any Locale4 switching the locale can be as easy as tapping a ...
You need to install physical keyboard layouts.
One of the best extensions to do that is this:
RS - Hardware Keyboard Layouts
It is free, and does nothing else. You use the standard settings page to select the hardware keyboard layout.
(It is mystery why Google does not provide the layout files by default.)
I had faced the same problem myself.
System settings > device > accessibility > services.
Something in there is set to On. Switch it to off and you will be OK. I had the same problem because I had an application set to on. Instant fix!
You can "long press" a key, which will give you alternative letters if alternative symbols are associated with it. Try it with the letter "E". To select the desired letter/symbol slide your finger to the side.
Rendering Tamil characters is a challenge as there is no one glyph to one character mapping as in English.
Earlier versions of Android (before 4.1) does not have this support natively. Which means unless the manufacturer or the author of the ROM decides to additional support, Tamil characters cannot be rendered properly. There were few hacks which helped ...
As mentioned on it's Wikipedia page, Android's core is developed in C and C++, and Java is used for the UI. You can see this for yourself if you browse the Android source code. For example, omapzoom.org provides the source for browsing without the need to downloads gigabytes of data.
CyanogenMod ROMs are multilingual and you can select the language the first time your phone boots or in System settings-->Language & input-->Language(ICS 4.0.4) at any time.
I can say it supports all languages in the world from The far East to South America including right to left languages like Farsi.
The keyboard settings shows all supported languages no matter the locale of the device, so if a language is not listed than it's not supported. A good alternative is AnysoftKeyboard; you can download language packs for it.
Somebody mentioned Tasker? So here I am. And in fact you could do that with Tasker and the help of the Secure Settings Plugin:
Create a new task:
Plugins -> Secure Settings -> Locale Picker (pick your target locale here)
App -> Run (select the app to run)
Plugins -> Secure Settings -> Locale Picker (pick your original locale here)
Assign an icon to this ...
I use the Simeji input method. it uses the great "flick" method for inputting kana. It takes some getting used to, but is very fast once you do. To switch between keyboards, just long press in the text field.
Just search on the Google Play store for "custom locale",
there are a couple of apps that will allow you to install a LOT of languages.
I tried many times on different devices and Android versions, sometimes some menus or apps do not change the language, but on average it's OK.
Example applications in Play store:
Set Locale and Language
The best way to use two different languages either on a smartphone or on a tablet is from device standard settings, with device keyboard and also with external USB and bluetooth keyboard.
To use more than one language follow the images: [I can't post images yet]
General Settings -> Language and input -> Option of Samsung keyboard -> Input languages
If I remember well:
In the language and input settings click the settings icon next Google Keyboard.
You can then change the input languages settings and select multiple languages.
Finally go the advanced settings there should be a way to enable a key that allows you to easily switch your input method when typing (from memory it was by holding the space ...
You would have to change to another (Android) ROM that has other languages. Take a look at How to Install Stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III GT-I9300).
You can download Nordic firmware at SamFirmware. (Nordic firmware's not in the related links in the link above, but you can follow the first link for the steps in installing/flashing a new ROM)
Set yor language by clicking on 'Einstellungen' or navigate directly to the english localized version: http://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en to set it there (you can switch the 'hl=en' for english to hl=hu for hungarian or any other you want in the link).
Setting your start page is not what you want: This will not affect searches from the widget or from ...
You appear to be describing issue 4153, a known bug in Android.
This issue has been reported as resolved in Jelly Bean. If this screenshot is correct, then the issue should be resolved. (I can't really tell myself, but I do have access to Jelly Bean and can make screenshots from it.)