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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jfbaro, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. jfbaro

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    Hi,

    Most SMS I send are in Portuguese (Brazil), is there any way I could set the stock keyboard to suggest Portuguese words instead of English?

    I have set it to Portuguese (as a general setting), but the suggestions on the keyboard are still in English.

    I would like to have the general language to be English and be able to change the language for the keyboard as needed.

    Sorry if that's a basic question.

    Regards
     

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    AFAIK, the stock Android keyboard follows the OS language setting. (As I prefer the OS to be in English even though I'm in Denmark, the stock dictionary fights my Danish typing.)

    What I did was to install an additional keyboard (Scandinavian Keyboard in my case, but you could use any other) -- because this allows you to set a different language for that other keyboard. In this way, you can change your "Input Method" on a field to switch between dictionaries (and keyboard layouts and features :eek:).

    There may be keyboards out there that support several dictionary languages, but I haven't found any (that met my needs).

    Good luck!
     
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    Smart Keyboard has a downloadable Portuguese dictionary for their keyboard. Another keyboard with Portuguese keyboard support (supports Portuguese characters) is AnySoftKeyboard. Both of these are available in the market.
     
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    In the iPhone the keyboard and the system languages are separated, so this is not a problem... but in the Android it is.

    Installing a new keyboard with a different layout and/or different language solves the problem, allowing the phone to be in language A and for the text typed and the suggestions to be in language B.

    But the problem is that the original Android keyboard for the language B is awesome and has great word suggestions.. and all the keyboards in the marketplace for language B are crap.

    So, is there a way to copy the original Android keyboard in language B and install it as a different keyboard?

    Thanks
     

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