How to manage Language Setting?

We have unlocked all stock Android languages on Remix OS. That means 80-90% of text will appear in your selected language. Also, you will have access to keyboard input for your selected language. For the remaining 10-20%, we will need a few more months to fully localize for all languages.


English (United States), Chinese (Traditional) and Chinese (Simplified) are fully supported on all system communications.


Setup System Language

Go to 'Settings' > 'Experimental features' > 'Global languages' and turn on the feature.

Go to 'Settings' > 'Language & input' > 'Language' and select your preferred language.


On-screen Keyboard

Go to 'Settings' > 'Language & input' > 'Android Keyboard (AOSP) (Settings)' > Languages' and turn off 'Use system language'. This will allow you to choose from the other languages available in 'Active input methods'.

After you choose your preferred on-screen language input, go to 'Settings' > 'Language & input methods' > 'Current keyboard' and choose your preferred on-screen keyboard.

Finally, when you're looking to input in your preferred language through the on-screen keyboard, click on the keyboard icon on the right side of the taskbar. This will popup your on-screen keyboard with your preferred language settings when you click on a text field where you can input text.


Manage Language Inputs on Task

There are two ways to manage system language or input methods on the Taskbar:

  1. Click on the 'Input method' button (  ) to choose a preferred input method.
  2. Click on the 'Settings' button (  ) in the top right corner of the input method window to access language & input settings.



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    Båri Lanchester

    Hi, I'm trying to select a gamepad IME but it's not in the list of keyboards to pick from, and neither is the Google Keyboard--all it shows is the default keyboard as a choice. When I click Language & Input on the settings panel, the settings panel just closes. If I try to set it using the taskbar button, the same thing happens... Possible bug? Thanks!

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    David Garth-Owen

    This does just not work !!!

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    Jason Zheng

    @David @Båri - I made some minor adjustments to the tutorial. However, in essence, this tutorial works for me out of 5 on-screen language layouts I've tried so far. Can you try to go through the steps and let me know exactly at which step this doesn't work for you guys? Thanks!

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    Båri Lanchester

    Hi Jason, I don't know what magic you worked but all of a sudden I'm able to select a different keyboard or gamepad IME now. I swear it didn't work before, and I tried it dozens of times...and I don't think there was a system update that fixed it either. The only thing I did differently was try the Language & Input option immediately after booting up, but I don't know why that would make a difference. Whatever it was, I'm happy. :)

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    Jason - What I'm looking for is keyboard layout shortcut key switch like Shift+Alt on OS X or Windows platforms. Is there a way how to set one on system level?

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    David Garth-Owen

    Still not working !!!

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    David Campbell

    The other matter that needs to be to considered here is that the Locale set by the selected language setting affects the default paper size for printing.

    For example, if you select English (United States) you'll end up with Letter size paper as the default, but if you select just about every other sort of English, eg English (Australia) you'll end up with A4 paper size printing.

    So to get the right default paper size for non-US English locales, it appears that the experimental "Global Languages" feature has to be enabled which once set, then makes additional language options available on the "Languages & Input" settings.

    There's a warning that pops up with the experimental features and I've proceeded to make the change despite the warning.  So far so good with the change to Australian English, and ISO A4 does appear as the default print paper size now, which is correct.

    There are only about 8 countries in the world who still use Letter sized paper.


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