Sony confirms Sinhalese language support in Android 6.0 update

by XB on 8th December 2015

in Android


SinhalaSony Mobile has confirmed that it will support Sinhala font rendering in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Up until now, Sony Xperia devices have not been able to render Sinhala fonts in Android Lollipop, so this will be welcome news for those in Sri Lanka (Sinhalese is one of the national languages of Sri Lanka).

However, it’s worth noting that whilst font rendering support means you will be able to read Sinhala content in an application such as Facebook, Sony will not be adding Sinhala support as a phone language. This means that the Sinhala language in the Xperia menu settings will not be supported.

Sony statement on Sinhala language support

“In the Android 6.0 upgrade, we will support Sinhala font rendering. This means that if there is Sinhala content in an application, for example when you are watching BBC Sinhala in Facebook, it will be rendered and you will be able to read it. However, the Xperia devices will not support Sinhala as a phone language. We will for example not support Sinhala menus.”

Thanks binku and budditha!

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    First

  • Ambitious Man

    We need battery.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Woohooo This means no more rooting to manually install the Font anymore.
    Saw this in Sony Mobile forums and it took a long time for them but still worth it.

    P.S: I don’t think Sri Lankans use the main language as sinhalese as the phone language. It’s very difficult and the technical words are so hard. But viewing and reading like in there concept rom. That’s more than enough.

  • cicababa

    they need to add klingon language too, i’m pretty sure there are more people who speak klingonese than sinhalese.

  • iia3ezu

    So when are we going to have an official Korean language Xperia keyboard, hmm?

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  • Chamara Rumesh

    lol i don’t think so -_-

  • Manusha Amal

    Thank You !
    Respect all

  • Chamara Rumesh

    thank you sony.we really appreciate that. :)

  • Yeaaaa

  • Lots of SriLankans gonna be happy.. Including me..

  • Isuru Feat

    Thanks

  • Alvin

    This small attention at details makes me love sony…

    But if they bring their very best to their new and old devices, i would hug the ceo and developer as hard as I hug my mum..

  • jumbo3220

    ela ela. good news

  • sandaruwan

    Thank you Sony :D

  • sandaruwan

    thank you sony……..:)

  • Abdullah

    only with android 6?
    what about Sinhala for lollipop 5.1.1? otherwise older Z series users will be left in the cold..

  • P9

    I hope Khmer (Cambodian) will be added to phone language with this Xperia Marshmallow too since Google added it since Kitkat.
    Sony ?

  • Chamila T

    Finally……………….. there is a hope…………..

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  • Hiran Kaushal

    Well Done, Thank You Sony…

  • Winter Soldier

    great work, no more root needed

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  • Abdullah

    Bro will this be for android 5.1.1 also??
    If not Xperia Z users wont get the Sinhala font rendering…

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    Please add urdu Pakistan main language

  • Aruna Shantha

    thanks sony

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    No bro. This is only if you’re getting the marshmallow update. If not you’ll have to manually install them.

  • Abdullah

    You mean to root the phone and install as a font package?

  • Kasun Ranasinghe

    Finally a good news ! Hope Z3 will get the 6.0 update soon…

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Yea otherwise you can’t install the fonts.

  • Abdullah

    Ok thanks bro. :)

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  • Nimesh Tharanga

    Good News

  • Uditha Rathnayaka

    So what about the Sony Z (C6603) . No marshmallow update!

  • Thush

    Thanks my beloved sony for giving us sinhala. love you. d6653. die hard sony fan here… :D

  • MR. Englisen

    I have Sony z1 and 5.1.1

    in my phone sinhala font work perfectly without root or anything.
    I think sinhala have to lollipop also

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