1. abdul_7's Avatar
    Hello all, I have a nexus 7 and I would like to have two keyboards English and Arabic without changing the device language. I am running vanilla JB on my device.

    Abdul
    eddied1 likes this.
    11-10-2012 02:05 PM
  2. sledge007's Avatar
    11-10-2012 02:30 PM
  3. MJKearney's Avatar
    No need to install anything. If you are using the stock JB keyboard, it's pretty simple to do.

    Bring up the keyboard. Long press and then release the microphone icon (you'll see there are three dots under the icon, too, indicating more options with a long press). A window will pop up with a menu. Choose the Input Languages option. A new menu will pop up. Under Active Input Languages, choose all the languages you want to have available. Then press the Back button.

    Bring up the keyboard again. Long press the space bar. The Choose Input Method menu will appear. Select the language you want to use.

    Hopefully Google Translate did this right:

    حظا سعيدا
    11-10-2012 03:03 PM
  4. chuckr01's Avatar
    No need to install anything. If you are using the stock JB keyboard, it's pretty simple to do.

    Bring up the keyboard. Long press and then release the microphone icon (you'll see there are three dots under the icon, too, indicating more options with a long press). A window will pop up with a menu. Choose the Input Languages option. A new menu will pop up. Under Active Input Languages, choose all the languages you want to have available. Then press the Back button.

    Bring up the keyboard again. Long press the space bar. The Choose Input Method menu will appear. Select the language you want to use.

    Hopefully Google Translate did this right:

    حظا سعيدا
    Didn't mean to reply, how do you delete an accidental reply?

    Your tips on how to manipulate the keyboard are very useful. Would you consider posting them on the tips and tricks sticky? How the heck would anyone know this? Thanks
    MJKearney and eddied1 like this.
    11-10-2012 08:37 PM
  5. abdul_7's Avatar
    Thanks a lot
    شكرًا
    MJKearney likes this.
    11-10-2012 08:55 PM
  6. flacousa's Avatar

    Your tips on how to manipulate the keyboard are very useful. Would you consider posting them on the tips and tricks sticky? How the heck would anyone know this? Thanks
    I use English and Spanish and figured it out the first day after getting the Nexus 7 by reading the soft guidebook included with the tablet.

    Sent from planet earth
    11-10-2012 10:41 PM
  7. MJKearney's Avatar
    I use English and Spanish and figured it out the first day after getting the Nexus 7 by reading the soft guidebook included with the tablet.
    Good for you! Yes, the Nexus 7 guidebook is helpful in many ways. I'm happy it worked that way for you.

    But I just took a quick look at the guidebook. I couldn't find as precise of an explanation of how to add and change languages as what I wrote. All I saw was how to get to the settings section.

    There are different ways to learn things - read manuals, trial and error, take a class, ask questions in forums, etc. It all depends on the person and the situation. For you, the guidebook was helpful. For me, I mostly do trial and error. For the OP, this forum worked exactly as it was intended.
    Ward510 likes this.
    11-10-2012 11:19 PM
  8. jamilanur's Avatar
    Can anyone provide advice on how to make Arabic and English available on a blue tooth keyboard? I followed the instruction above and figured out how to toggle between Arabic and English, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it on my Zagg bluetooth keyboard paired with my Google Nexus 7. Alf shukr.
    05-29-2013 08:15 PM
  9. eddied1's Avatar
    Didn't mean to reply, how do you delete an accidental reply?

    Your tips on how to manipulate the keyboard are very useful. Would you consider posting them on the tips and tricks sticky? How the heck would anyone know this? Thanks
    That was very useful new info. Many thanks.
    Eddied
    05-30-2013 10:54 AM

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