Can I retrieve a locale independent application label from the Android PackageManager?

I'm using PackageManager.getApplicationLabel(ApplicationInfo) to retrieve application labels.

It looks like the label that is returned depends on the Locale set for the phone.

For instance with the music app I get "Music" in English, vs. "Musica" if I have my locale set to Spanish.

Is there a way to get the default application label (perhaps as defined in strings.xml)?

I want to be able to retrieve an application label for each app that is independent of locale.

Asked by: Alford656 | Posted: 20-01-2022

Answer 1

There is no "application label for each app that is independent of locale" in Android. After all, in your own application, you will notice that you are not providing such a label.

I would flip the question around: what is there that you are putting in AndroidManifest.xml that would meet your needs? Then, find out how to access that data from the PackageManager.

Answered by: Gianna595 | Posted: 21-02-2022

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