Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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How to Install New Keyboard Languages in Samsung Galaxy S3

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Are you having trouble adding a new keyboard to Samsung Galaxy S3. I seems that there are limited language supported right now


The supported languages right now are:
English(US)
German/Deutsch
Spanish/Espanol
French/Francais
Italian/Italiano
Korean
To get more Languages go here



1. Open phone Settings. Easiest way is to click on the icon on your Home Screen. If you don't have a shortcut out, just click the Menu button and then select Settings.



2. Scroll down until you see Language and input.  Click on that option.



3. In the Keyboards and input methods, click on the gear icon (Settings for Samsung Keyboard).



4. In the Samsung keyboard settings, click Input Language.

5. In the Input Languages screen, select the languages you want. Example: English & German.



6. When done adding press the Back button. when you are back at Samsung keyboard settings, scroll down to Tutorial and click that option.

7. In the Tutorial screen, click on the text field to test your new keyboard.

 8. Click the World button to switch between languages. If you have more than 2 languages, then long click the World button and you will get a pop up to select the language. Also you can swipe left or right on the Space button to switch languages.





9. As you can see I switched the keyboard to German.

Menu and Back Button Location





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  1. Malcolm Jhang said... August 15, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    That last option is Korean, not Chinese - I want to know how to install Chinese as an extra option...

  2. Boris said... August 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    So far I found that Chinese works with Smart Keyboard Pro which is $2.65. You would have to add Chinese For Smart Keyboard to get it to work. The Chinese Plugin is Free but it only works with the Pro Version. I will look around and see if I can find a free Chinese keyboard

  3. Anonymous said... October 20, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Hi
    Actually embedded languages depends where you buy the machine.
    here in Singapore, you have english uk, english US, korean, chinese, thai, arab, bahasa (malaysia & indonesia) and few other.
    but NO european languages besides english.
    i want to add french and it is a pitty that you cannot do it on a brand new leading edge machine.
    even on my 2 years old blackberry and iPhone 3 i can do it.
    desapointing brand :'(

    cheers

    Peter

  4. Anonymous said... October 24, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Hello,

    My galaxy s3 is the Canadian version and it only comes with three languages which are English , French and Korean. How do I install more languages as the ones you have on your languages screenshot? I need Portuguese and Spanish. Please your help will be much appreciated. Thanks

  5. Satwant Sarai said... October 26, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Follow link to this post:

    http://androidrootaccess.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-install-new-keyboard-languages.html


    you have to download a 3rd party app, and they are listed on that link above and then come back to this post on how to enable the languages.

  6. George Garmash said... January 1, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    So i had the same problem when needed czech language. I dont like waste soft so i've serfed the net for years untill i've tried to install swype beta (here's the link for download www.swype.com/category/get-swype/). Also wanna mention that i've had swype pre-installed on my device (SG Plus) and it hasn't been rooted. So i've just installed the swype beta over pre-installed one (as the result my device recognised the new swype and the old one like two different programs). The point is in new swype downloaded from the web site u can go to language settings and download new languages ( czech, croatian, etc. ; not sure about chineese and other non-latin languages so u shold try it).
    Hope that helped you! Sorry for my english)

  7. Anonymous said... June 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    I'd like to add I got my S3 from my insurance company (originally bought my S3 in Texas) and the languages it has are English, Spanish, Vietnames, Korean and Chinese.

  8. Alexey Nechaev said... June 29, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    I had russian language before i installed samsung firmwave update.. now its gone. Dont install updates if everything works just fine!

  9. Anonymous said... September 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    It worked perfectly for Spanish! Thanks!

  10. Anonymous said... February 4, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    For those who are having problems with finding lots of languages, it also depends on which keyboard you use. The samsung keyboard doesn't have many options but I use Swype and found that it has lots of language options, for example Japanese and Chinese which the Samsung keyboard doesn't have. You can find free apps for specific languages if you can't find it under Swype or if you don't like using the Swype keyboard. Just google (language here) free keyboard app google play

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