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Offline RobInfinity

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How do I add a language to the keyboard?
« on: February 22, 2013, 12:44:26 PM »
New Nexus, and now I can't remember how I added a second language to it. I am an English speaker living in Sweden, but need to occasionally use the extra Swedish vowels. On my old Nexus I was able to make the keyboard so it had a button I could push on it, and it would switch to Swedish and let me use the vowels, and then I could touch the button again to go back to English.

Now when I try to do language things, it just switches the whole thing to Swedish, which is not at all what I want.

Can anyone help me?

After this is done, then I need to tackle getting Swype back on the device!  :)



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Re: How do I add a language to the keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 01:02:06 PM »
Go to settings, language and input. To the right of android kb is it's settings. Click Input languages- uncheck use system language and check swedish and english. Back up a page and scroll down to advanced settings where you'll find the language switch key. 


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Re: How do I add a language to the keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 01:58:37 PM »
and there it is again! Thanks again Matt!  (anything on the Swype?)  ;D

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Re: How do I add a language to the keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 05:53:35 PM »
Download the Swype installer app from here, install Swype and uninstall the installer.

No need to sign up with Swype now...

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Re: How do I add a language to the keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 06:14:29 PM »
Were you aware that the Nexus now incorporates the gesture typing (swyping) directly into the stock keyboard?

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Re: How do I add a language to the keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 06:32:15 PM »
I think SwiftKey just added gesture typing yesterday.

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Re: How do I add a language to the keyboard?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 05:26:31 PM »
Yep, discovered the built in swipe function after I typed this. Seems to work great except for the question and exclamation mark, which I liked on Swype better.

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Re: How do I add a language to the keyboard?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 06:17:19 PM »
I used Swype for a long time before Android introduced gesture typing, there are some subtle differences like not having to do the little circle thing to perform a double letter and not swiping above the kb to capitalise.
I've switched back to the stock kb, I tried Swype and Swiftkey again recently but just installed them and fine back to the stock kb. It's not perfect but good enough for me.

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