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How to add another language to the keyboard dictionary

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MattMan, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. MattMan

    MattMan Newbie
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    So after few years I'm back to the Android world, switched from WindowsPhone (and from iPhone before that). So far the transition has been full of pain, frustration... Android is pure chaos. Anyway I have a problem with dual language dictionary on my phone. I speak English and Polish and would like to have both keyboards on the device to switch between them. So far I was able to set keyboards up but can't figure out how to add polish dictionary. When I type stuff in English I get suggestions and autocorrect etc but when I tap the button and switch to Polish I don't get this functionality. In settings there is an "add-on dictionaries" option but it's empty and I'm not able to add new dictionaries, so ummm, HELP PLEASE? This is like basic thing, it takes less than 30 seconds to set up on iPhone or Windows phone but here I just can't figure it out.


  2. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    Found this thread that might help.

  3. MattMan

    MattMan Newbie
    Thread Starter

    No it doesn't, unfortunately. All I want is to add another language to the spell-check, not to install 3rd party keyboards or crap like that. How hard can it be? :mad:

    I just spoke with Motorola support. Apparently it's not possible to add a second language to the spell check. A major fail imho.
  4. Well ... on my Droid Maxx I can go to ...
    Settings | Language & input and there is an entry in ...
    KEYBOARD & INPUT METHODS for Google keyboard.

    If I select the settings icon to the right of Google keyboard I can select multiple Input languages

    I am able to select (among others) ...

    English (US)
    English (UK)

    ... have you tried this on your Moto G?

    ... Thom
  5. MattMan

    MattMan Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have no google keyboard, on mine it says Android Keyboard (AOSP). In there I can select several languages and switch between them "on the fly" but still spell check works only for English.
  6. Sorry to hear that. I tried checking English (US) and Polish and then entered a text message where it gave me suggested spellings in English and (I assume) Polish.

    (I don't have the Moto G so I could not try it.)

    ... Thom
  7. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    Try installing Google keyboard. I just enabled 5 different dictionaries with it at once. After you install it has a guided setup to get you rolling. Just make sure to uncheck system default language then you can select more.


    I was able to do this with the aosp keyboard on my nexus 4 as well once I knew how to do it. I'll try tonight in my wife's Moto G.
  8. MattMan

    MattMan Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Adding another keyboard is a workaround not a solution. I now have Google keyboard installed but to be honest I like the stock one more, plus it slows the device down a bit.
  9. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    Stock doesn't always offer all of the options you need. Others have had the same problem so they have created alternate apps.

    You can try a non stock app, learn to live with the decreased functionality or go back to the iPhone you seem to be longing to have.

    I personally use the app that offers the alternative. Did for the brief moment I endured using iOS and found myself unable to so virtually anything I wanted to do except have my mobile sound and look like everyone else's.
  10. ozbozz123

    ozbozz123 Lurker

    I have my moto g set with English UK and French on the stock keyboard and i get spell check and autocorrect for both (moto g bought in France if that makes any difference...) Enabled the French like this : Andoird keyboard settings - Input languages - untick use system language and then tick English and French
  11. Oldgroaner

    Oldgroaner Newbie

    So does it now spellcheck in Polish?
  12. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    Google keyboard and AOSP are the same thing
  13. nugroho2

    nugroho2 Lurker

  14. Mosshead

    Mosshead Lurker

    Not for you obviously as it has been awile :) but I was looking it up myself and stumbled on this so thought I'd help the next user that comes around with the same issue :). This is for pure android as of today 04/10/2015.

    Language and keyboard
    Google keyboard
    Deselect "use system language" and select all languages needed :)
  15. nugroho2

    nugroho2 Lurker

    See this : Go back to Android, and see this link.. http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/tutorial-google-keyboard-indonesian-t3215118
  16. Gavash

    Gavash Lurker

    Try this Toturial
  17. Carmenmaya

    Carmenmaya Lurker

    Settings -> Language & input -> Gboard -> Languages
  18. Carmenmaya

    Carmenmaya Lurker

    Settings -> Language & input -> Gboard -> Languages

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