Android 2.3 Gingerbread doubles language support from 2.2 Froyo

Want more Gingerbread news? Of course you do! Well, we try not to disappoint, as we bring you a complete list of all the language support available on the newly released Android 2.3. While Froyo (2.2) only had 26 languages, Gingerbread comes in with a whopping 57 languages. Included in this list is the long awaited Arabic support, among many others. Be sure to hit the break for a complete list, and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  • Arabic, Egypt (ar_EG)
  • Arabic, Israel (ar_IL)
  • Bulgarian, Bulgaria (bg_BG)
  • Catalan, Spain (ca_ES)
  • Czech, Czech Republic (cs_CZ)
  • Danish, Denmark(da_DK)
  • German, Austria (de_AT)
  • German, Switzerland (de_CH)
  • German, Germany (de_DE)
  • German, Liechtenstein (de_LI)
  • Greek, Greece (el_GR)
  • English, Australia (en_AU)
  • English, Canada (en_CA)
  • English, Britain (en_GB)
  • English, Ireland (en_IE)
  • English, India (en_IN)
  • English, New Zealand (en_NZ)
  • English, Singapore(en_SG)
  • English, US (en_US)
  • English, Zimbabwe (en_ZA)
  • Spanish (es_ES)
  • Spanish, US (es_US)
  • Finnish, Finland (fi_FI)
  • French, Belgium (fr_BE)
  • French, Canada (fr_CA)
  • French, Switzerland (fr_CH)
  • French, France (fr_FR)
  • Hebrew, Israel (he_IL)
  • Hindi, India (hi_IN)
  • Croatian, Croatia (hr_HR)
  • Hungarian, Hungary (hu_HU)
  • Indonesian, Indonesia (id_ID)
  • Italian, Switzerland (it_CH)
  • Italian, Italy (it_IT)
  • Japanese (ja_JP)
  • Korean (ko_KR)
  • Lithuanian, Lithuania (lt_LT)
  • Latvian, Latvia (lv_LV)
  • Norwegian-Bokmol, Norway(nb_NO)
  • Dutch, Belgium (nl_BE)
  • Dutch, Netherlands (nl_NL)
  • Polish (pl_PL)
  • Portuguese, Brazil (pt_BR)
  • Portuguese, Portugal (pt_PT)
  • Romanian, Romania (ro_RO)
  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Slovak, Slovakia (sk_SK)
  • Slovenian, Slovenia (sl_SI)
  • Serbian (sr_RS)
  • Swedish, Sweden (sv_SE)
  • Thai, Thailand (th_TH)
  • Tagalog, Philippines (tl_PH)
  • Turkish, Turkey (tr_TR)
  • Ukrainian, Ukraine (uk_UA)
  • Vietnamese, Vietnam (vi_VN)
  • Chinese, PRC (zh_CN)
  • Chinese, Taiwan (zh_TW)

[via androiddevelopers]

  • JC 907

    WHy still no Filipino? Theres alot more people who speak it then some of these obscure launguages!!

  • http://www.aliev.ws anar

    What about encoding? Does it have full support of UTF-8? Because in 2.2 there is still problem for some glyphs such as “ə” (Azeri language)

  • http://www.geocam.tv D

    en_ZA is South Africa, not Zimbabwe…

  • Peter

    Apparently Tagalog is Filipino ( more or less , based on a quick browse on wikipedia , ymmv ).

  • Gavin

    en_ZA would be English (South Africa) not English (Zimbabwe).

  • Shin

    I’m not sure why, but the Gingerbread keyboard I’m running on my HTC Incredible does not have either of the 2 listed Chinese languages.

  • jehad

    Does this edition of android supports Arab female in the language of Motorola mobile droid X???? If support …plees much that there should be explained to the process of conversion of language in Motorola droid xto the Arabic

  • jehad

    Ok .. thank you, but the same problem .. I saw updates Android 2.3, but how do I download these updates and you download it .. when I go to the language settings in the phone .. Is Valid Arabic language in front of me and can I choose.??? I mean, this new update contains the Arabic language automatically in the language settings in the phone??? And I choose the language from there?? Or are there other ways to install the Arabic language in Mobile???

  • http://www.brokers.ms ashrafalarab

    since when Arabic is the spoken language in Israel!!!!??? where the heck Hebrew goes?

  • jehad

    Are you kidding me?? I live in Palestine .. and Palestine and Israel, two in each live in one state .. There are more than a million Arabs inside Israel, they called them Arabs 48 what is the difference?? Do I choose the name of the cities of Israel?? I’m talking about turning the phone into Arabic … the way I want to convert it into Arabic .. do you have steps you explain the way??

  • http://garageverhagen.nl Garage

    Should be possible, Jehad.
    Check out the app market, lot of Arab app’s, they might have what your looking for.

  • mohammad

    Please help .. I want to convert the language of Sony Ericsson X-10 to the original Arabic. chopped others .. I want to convert all the phone to the original Arabic … and not only the messages and contacts .. I’m ready to buy the Arabic language .. I have no objection, but must be Predicate with an explanation of how to install ..

    Arabic language is not is not intermittent

    Please reply .. Thank you

  • Mahmoud

    Thanks for nothing Dustin!!! I just forked out 600 bucks for an unlocked android and now realize it doesn’t support Arabic.

    You just full of it.

  • Dustin Karnes

    @Mahamoud: You do know this story was pulled from a source, right? Straight from the Android Developers blog? So why am I full of it? I didn’t make it up, dude. :)

  • mohammad

    Do I understand from your words that he could not Arabization of the phone?? Why do not you support Arabic in most new phones?? You’re losing so on .. There are thousands of Arabs who want to buy the phone but abstain from buying because of the language ..

  • Иван

    @JC 907
    watch your tongue, there’re no obscure languages else they wouldn’t be supported.

  • Anonymous

    I just bought the device, and it’s amazing…
    But I don’t see any of the new languages in the menu.

    What the hell?… I want a hebrew keyboard. is that so hard? WHY, for god’s sake, I don’t have this option?

    The languages listed above were eventually NOT supported?

    Please reply.

  • Alex

    Hi, I just upgraded to 2.3.3 on my Nexus One and I can only see 13 languages (instead of the 57 advertised) and no French Canada (there is only 1 French, which is France).

    Why? Help!

    Thanks, Alex

  • Tony Karadsheh

    Since when they publish Arabic version under Israel as a region. Its not even an Arab Coutry. Google didn’t like all other 22 Arab countries to choose Israel. Even the FIFA doesn’t consider Israel in the middle east. Apparently the’re trying to push this 1948 Israel somehow in the region. hehe

  • Ofer

    Are you sure about the hebrew support? and what about right-to-left (RTL) support?

    Thanks,

    Ofer

  • Anonymous

    Yes, there are only 13 languages and none of the new languages that were supposed to be supported.
    I found a solution for the keyboard, it’s called “Multilang” and gives you a perfect gingerbread keyboard support for hebrew + dictionary.

    The only thing that’s bad is there is no perfect RTL support. Looks the same as you write in hebrew using facebook in english on the PC.

    Another thing is a bug that supposed to be fixed in the new version (2.3.3) which makes the device restart randomly while making calls.

  • Rami

    thnks for your support

  • Mukesh Kumar Singh

    I’ve Galaxy S2 with Gingerbread 2.3.3… Its not showing compatibility with Hindi, which is the national language of 121 billion Indians. I can’t understand, how dare Samsung and Google (Android) can afford to ignore Hindi, specially when both the companies are enjoying large foot print in Indian market…
    Can anybody solve this problem of Hindi…

  • Frank

    All, I think each phone is only created with selected languages for its target distribution destinations. Even though Android 2.3 claims support of many of the languages, which means when the phone software is created the phone maker can selectively pick certain languages from Android platform provided resources, easily, instead of creating the language in-house, A phone doesn’t normally has all the possible languages, this is to save memory and complexity.

  • Deewan Patel

    Android is complete crap, Indian language is not supporting at all, all the square box are showing while browsing indian language. we can install from third party but for that we have to do Root our phone, some time installing font in system files complete software cracks. Really Android is complete Crap

  • boody

    Galaxy s2 doesn’t support arabic at all:S

    official roms doesn’t support it, only unofficial and that voids your warrenty and is just annoying if the android originally support it why not include it in the mobile especially when u release it in the middle east.

    I don’t care about having a full arabic software but at least reading and writing arabic should be supported!!!

  • kevkorean

    oh cmon~
    even Korean is not in this….. are u kidding me?
    can we have a fix or something?!

  • Noobar

    hey google you need to learn from iphone,Black Berry and some Nokia phones,they do supprt Arabic langugeand to many others.
    it is time to start act as leadr in the phones market all these companey i mean the cell phones companies ALL OF THEM they need you to servive so start putting some rulls and start control them instead them controll youdo wanna an example?
    how come Bing be the search engin on Android device? wake up google

  • Noobar

    hey google you need to learn from iphone,Black Berry and some Nokia phones,they do supprt Arabic and to many other languages.
    It is the time to start act as a leadr in the phone’s market,all these companies (i mean the cell phones companies), ALL OF THEM they need you to servive so start putting some rules and start control them instead of them control you….
    do you wanna an example?
    why (Bing) is the only non-changable search engin on some Android device?
    wake up google

  • Noobar

    hey google you need to learn from iphone,Black Berry and some Nokia phones,they do supprt Arabic and to many other languages.
    It is the time to start act as a leadr in the phone’s market,all these companies (i mean the cell phones companies), ALL OF THEM they need you to servive so start putting some rules and start control them instead of them control you….
    do you wanna an example?
    why (Bing) is the only non-changable search engin on some Android device?
    wake up google

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  • Thialgaraj

    Hey guys..

    Please provide Tamil Language support also….

    Thanks in advance