Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the Android Market where you must continue the download process. This download may not be available in some countries.
MultiLing Keyboard includes great language support, but it barely offers anything useful when you first download it. You need to download plug-in after plug-in just to get the languages you want. However, the app is a real treat for polyglots, since it supports languages you just can't find anywhere else.
Since the app doesn't connect to the Web, you won't get that scary "This app may steal your data" message when you set it up. That makes Android's setup process so much easier. The keyboard's layout is fairly standard, but it has some sleek black and blue colors that look nifty. Sadly, the app doesn't have any extra features like Swype to make your typing easier. There is a second keyboard app you can download that adds that, though. As for MultiLing Keyboard, its auto-complete isn't very useful, but you can download a plug-in to make it better. The app only supports four languages out of the box, which is less than what most regular texting apps have. The app comes with at least 100 different plug-ins to add more languages, but we would have preferred more options on the front end.
If you speak an obscure language and can't find the right keyboard for it, than MultiLing Keyboard will make you seriously happy. However, if you just want a keyboard to practice with a popular language, stick with Android's default keyboard. It supports more of the major languages than this app does without extra downloads.
Multi-purpose Multilingual IME No INTERNET permission = No data/password can be sent out Small size Extreme customizable T9, compact, Cyrillic phonetic (swipe ) Qwerty / Azerty / Qwertz / Dvorak / Left Hand / Right Hand / Colemak / Neo / Bpo , Emoji, symbols, mathematic, smiley faces, Edit Mode, Num Pad Esc, Ctrl, Alt, tab keys for ssh, telnet terminal, remote desktop Voice input Gestures Auto correction: Type approximately or blind type Autotext / shorthand. User dictionary Word learning Multi-touch Split mode for tablets (thumb typing) ICS (ice cream sandwich) tested. Accents key / dead-key Alemannisch | AlemannicApacheAsturianu, bable | AsturianAss IgboAzrbaycan dili | AzerbaijaniBahasa Indonesia | IndonesianBahasa Melayu | MalayBasa Jawa | JavaneseBasa Sunda | SundaneseBosanski jezik | BosnianCatal | Catalanetina, esk jazyk | CzechChamoru | ChamorroChoctawCymraeg | WelshDansk | DanishDeutsch | GermanDin bizaad, Dinkeh | Navajo, NavahoEesti, eesti keel | EstonianElsassisch | AlsatianEnglishEspaol, Castellano | Spanish; CastilianEsperantoEuskara, Euskera | BasqueEegbe | EweFranais, Langue Franaise | FrenchGaeilge | IrishGidhlig | Scottish Gaelic; GaelicGalego | GalicianGjuha Shqipe | AlbanianHausaHrvatski Jezik | CroatianIPA | International Phonetic AlphabetIsiXhosa | XhosaIsiZulu | Zuluslenska | IcelandicItaliano | ItalianJzyk Polski | PolishKurd | KurdishLatine, Lingua Latina | LatinLatvieu Valoda | LatvianLietuvi Kalba | LithuanianLimba Romn, Moldoveneasc | Romanian, Moldavian, MoldovanLojbanMagyar | HungarianMalagasy fiteny | MalagasyMalti | MalteseMori, te reo Mori | Mvskoke | Creek, Muskogee, MuscogeeNederlands | DutchNorsk bokml | Norwegian BokmlO'zbek | Uzbeklelo Hawaii | HawaiianPolszczyzna | PolishPortugus | PortugueseSchwyzerdtsch | Swiss GermanSerbsce, Serbski | Sorbian, Wendish, LusatianSlovenina, Slovensk jazyk | SlovakSlovenski jezik, Slovenina | SloveneSrpski | SerbianSuomi, Suomen Kieli | FinnishSvenska | SwedishTagalog | Wikang Tagalog Ting Vit | VietnameseTrke | TurkishTrkmen, | TurkmenValenci | ValencianVlaamsWollof | WolofYorb | Yoruba , | Greek | Belarusian | Bulgarian | Kirghiz, Kyrgyz | Kazakh | Macedonian | Mongolian | Russian | Serbian | Tatar, toik, | Tajik | Tuvan | Ukrainian | Uzbek | Georgian | Armenian | Yiddish | Hebrew | Uighur, Uyghur | Urdu | Arabic | Malay | Pashto, Pushto | Sindhi | Persian, Farsi | Dhivehi; Maldivian | Tigrinya | Amharic; Ethiopian | Awadhi | Nepali | Bihari | Marathi (Marh) | Sanskrit (Saskta), | Hindi | Assamese | Bengali | Bishnupriya Manipuri | Panjabi, Punjabi | Gujarati | Oriya | Tamil | Telugu | Kannada | Malayalam | Sinhala, Sinhalese | Thai | Lao | Tibetan Standard, Tibetan, Central | Dzongkha, , | Khmer | Cherokee | Inuktitut | Ojibwe, Ojibwa | Cree (), () | Korean Nuosuhxop | Nuosu, Yi, | Chinese | Wubi | Cangjie | Pinyin | Zhuyin | Bihua | Cantonese Jyutping | Sucheng | CJK Handwriting recognition | Japanese romajihanja kanji multilang OCR, AI, Graffiti bilingual input method Devanagari kaomoji Speech gingerbread honeycomb icecream scandinavian bepo translatorRecent changes:0.55.1 patch for vietnamese & menu key bug 0.55 Performance improved Better hard keyboard supports - menu+C, menu+V - Dvorak hard keyboard (beta) Vietnamese telex improved Transparent theme (useful for certian apps only) Samsung Suggestion bar bug fixed Many more languages: Maori, Sundanese, Yi, Cree Japanese romaji NN= follow PC standard Latvia dictionary Latvia layout changed to use dead key with qwerty: - a+[dead key]= - k+[dead key]= - Misc fixesContent rating: Everyone
What's new in this version:
0.55.1 patch for vietnamese & menu key bug 0.55 Performance improved Better hard keyboard supports - menu+C, menu+V - Dvorak hard keyboard (beta) Vietnamese telex improved Transparent theme (useful for certian apps only) Samsung Suggestion bar bug fixed Many more languages: Maori, Sundanese, Yi, Cree Japanese romaji NN= follow PC standard Latvia dictionary Latvia layout changed to use dead key with qwerty: - a+[dead key]= - k+[dead key]= - Misc fixes