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Gboard adds support for 50 more languages, supports more than 500 total

The popular keyboard app has added support for Chimborazo Highland Kichwa, Guyanese Creole, and more!

Published onFebruary 1, 2019

Gboard on the Pixel 2XL.

Google’s Gboard virtual keyboard app has been pretty highly rated for its accuracy and feature set. A keyboard, however, is only as good as the language database built into it. Gboard’s latest update adds support for fifty new languages.

While most keyboards manage English just fine, Google is aiming to reach out to a much larger audience. As the maker of the world’s most popular operating system, it is in Google’s best interest to cater to the largest potential audience. Gboard currently has support for over 500 languages. The latest update adds support for fifty more (h/t Android Police). We’ve got the full list of additional languages below.

  • Alur
  • Anaang (Nigeria)
  • Arabic (Algeria)
  • Awadhi, Transliteration
  • Banyumasan
  • Bouyei
  • Brahui, Arabic
  • Bulu-Bene (Cameroon)
  • Chimborazo Highland Kichwa
  • Dagaare
  • Dotyali (Nepal)
  • Dungan
  • East Franconian (Germany)
  • Eastern Tamang (Nepal)
  • Gujari (Pakistan)
  • Guyanese Creole
  • Hani
  • Haya (Tanzania)
  • Hmong (China)
  • Hmu (China)
  • Iu Mien
  • Karakalpak, Cyrillic
  • Karay-a (Philippines)
  • Kelantan-Pattani Malay, Arabic
  • Kirmanjki (Turkey)
  • Kwanyama
  • Lampung Api (Indonesia)
  • Limbu
  • Ma’anyan (Indonesia)
  • Magahi (India)
  • Makonde
  • Malay, Latin (Singapore)
  • Manado Malay (Indonesia)
  • Mandinka
  • Muong (Vietnam)
  • Musi (Indonesia)
  • Ngaju (Indonesia)
  • North Moluccan Malay (Indonesia)
  • Northern Hindko
  • Nyamwezi (Tanzania)
  • Rangpuri (Devanagari)
  • Silesian
  • Songe (DRC)
  • Southern Hindko
  • Southern Kurdish
  • Sylheti, Latin
  • Umbundu (Angola)
  • Urum
  • Vlax Romani (Romania)
  • Yongbei Zhuang (China)

  • I have to admit I haven’t even heard of most of these languages. Are you going to be benefitted by the latest update to Gboard? Let us know in the comments section!

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