belbalady.net Need to learn a new language on your Android device? If the language uses a different alphabet or uses dialects that your primary language doesn’t, you may need to add a new software keyboard for your phone, according to The Verege.
Google’s standard Gboard keyboard includes a large number of language-related keyboards; At last count, it presented over 500 languages and over 40 different writing systems.
And if you have already installed Gboard in the US, you are probably already set up in US English. But it is not difficult to add one or more new keyboards and quickly switch from one language to another. Here’s how to install and use one or more of the many available languages.
The Verege said the experience was with a Pixel 3 phone and Android 12.
First, you have to go to the “Languages” page.
One way is to open an app like email or chat and tap an area where you can type to bring up the keyboard.
Tap the Settings icon (which looks like a gear) at the top of the keyboard. If you don’t see it, click the arrow on the left just above your keyboard to bring up the toolbar and then select “Languages”.
You can also access the page from the Android device’s main settings menu from Settings:
Select Languages & Input, On-Screen Keyboard, Gboard, Languages.
Once you are on the Languages page, you can add a new language:
Click “Add Keyboard” at the bottom of the page.
Scroll to the language you want to add and tap on it. (It’s a long list, so you can save some time by using the search icon at the top right of the screen.) If you’ve been using a language learning app or another language-related app lately, it might be the app you really want to be on top under Suggested Languages.
You may have a choice of several types of keyboards.
Depending on the language, you may be able to choose from a list of several types of keyboards at the top of the screen. (For example, you might be able to choose a QWERTY or Dvorak keyboard, or set handwriting options.) The most likely suggestion would be first, but you can scroll through to see others available.
On the same page, under Language Settings, the Multilingual Typing option lets you choose to get word suggestions from more than one language as you type and it depends on the availability of the language you’re adding.
When finished, click on the Done button. You will be taken back to the Languages page where you will see the new language listed.
Press the left arrow in the upper left corner to leave the page.
You will now see the keyboard language named on the space bar. (If you enable multilingual typing, you will see abbreviations for my two language names.)
Additionally, there will now be a globe icon to the left of the keyboard instead of an emoji icon. The emoji icon can now be accessed with a long press of the comma key.
To change keyboards, tap on the globe; Your keyboard will switch to the next in line.
You can also long press on the space bar and select the language you want from the popup menu.
If you no longer use one of your languages and want to remove it from the list:
Long press on the space bar to get the “Change keyboard” menu.
Click on “Language Settings”.
Find the language you no longer need, and swipe left to remove it.
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