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HP Tablets - Changing Languages (Android KitKat, Jelly Bean)

This document applies to HP and Compaq tablets with Android 4.4/KitKat and 4.2/Jelly Bean operating system.
Change the display language setting so that the Android operating system displays notifications, menus, and other system text in your primary language. Changing the display language also changes the layout of the on-screen keyboard, which features the default symbol and character layout for the selected language.
This document provides information on how to change the display language and on-screen keyboard input language on your tablet.
  note:
Depending on the version of Android installed on your tablet, some of the images in this document may not match your tablet exactly.
Changing the Android system language setting and on-screen keyboard layout on your HP tablet
Use the steps in this section to change the display language settings on your tablet.
  1. On the Home screen, tap the All apps icon, and then tap the Settings icon.
  2. In the Personal section, tap Language & input.
    Figure : Language & input
    Language & input in the Personal section of Settings
  3. Tap Language.
    Figure : Language
    Language in the Language & input settings menu
  4. Select your preferred language from the list.
      note:
    If your preferred language does not appear in the list, download the language from the Google Play Store (in English).
    The Android operating system displays notifications, menus, and other system text in the selected language. The on-screen keyboard features the default layout for the selected language.
Changing language settings when you cannot understand the current language on your HP tablet
If your tablet was accidentally or intentionally set to a different language that you are unable to read, you can use icons to locate the language setting and change it back to a language you can read. Use the steps in this section to change languages using visual cues in place of words:
  1. On the Home screen, tap the All apps icon, and then tap the Settings icon.
  2. Scroll down on the list and tap the icon.
  3. Tap the first selection at the top of the screen to display a list of available languages.
    Figure : Language
    Language in the Language & input settings menu
  4. Select your preferred language from the list.
      note:
    If your preferred language does not appear in the list, download the language from the Google Play Store (in English).
    The Android operating system displays notifications, menus, and other system text in the selected language. The on-screen keyboard features the default layout for the selected language.

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