clamp clamp - 16 days ago 5
Android Question

How can I create a multilingual android application?

I would like to create a multilingual android application.

Is there a way to detect what language the user prefers?

Is there a recommended way to manage multiple languages on Android or should I reinvent the wheel?

Answer

Yes, there is a recommended way to manage multiple languages

Multilanguage support is easy done for android. Create a new values directory for the language with the suffix of the language code. For german: values-de or french: values-fr than copy your string.xml into that and translate each entry. Thats all you need.

Do android support multiple languages?

Providing you follow the recommendations, detecting which language the user prefers is automatic.

Have a read of this:

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/localization.html