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Only latin letters in the dialer

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Only latin letters in the dialer

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If I have in my contacts Russian letters, then search don't work 

 

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Re: Only latin letters in the dialer

Hi @Stingazaurus, welcome to our forum!

You may find that the letters on the Phone app’s dial pad are missing for languages that do not use the Latin alphabet, even if you have chosen a language that uses a non-Latin alphabet, such as Russian, Arabic, Hebrew or Japanese. This is because the function “Smart search” was removed for non-Latin alphabets in the Android 7.0 update.

There is currently no plan to re-implement non-Latin alphabets on the Phone app’s dial pad, though no final decision has been made.

I hope that answers your question!


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Re: Only latin letters in the dialer

Thanks for your answer, Jonas!

I don't have Smart search function. This is a strange solution developers - remove the really usable function.

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Re: Only latin letters in the dialer

@Stingazaurus, you're very welcome and I don't know the exact reason for removing the Smart search function and it may be that it works in another dial application, in case you want to download one from the Google Play store and have a look.

I'll also make sure to forward your feedback regarding this as the function to search for contacts is very handy!

Have a great day!


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