Translating Android applications – i18n

If you are using resources in your Android application translating your text into another language simple involves creating a new values folder with the required language extension. Copy any existing file into your new folder and translate them.

For example lets translate myTemperature Example.

If you switch on your device to German and start your application you can enjoy the powerful 😉 user interface with German.

This qualifier does not only work for languages you and all specify resources for different devices, screen sizes, the orientation etc. See Providing Alternative Resources for details.

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