[Q] Voice input in Android 3.2 switches from English to Japanese

Not my normal wont to buy such a new machine, but circumstances led to my purchase of a first-day-in-the-store Toshiba AT 700 Regza tablet running Android 3.2. After a couple of days of use, I have encountered one particularly annoying problem:

Voice input works quite well, though still on the basis of a few sentences at a time. However, when I do voice input in Gmail, it switches from English (the current language setting) to Japanese (Toshiba's initial market for the new box).

I'm almost sure this is really a problem with the implementation of FSKAREN, the Japanese conversion system. It's possible that it involves the keyboard selector, however. (Sorry, Dorothy, but the Toshiba website is clearly not ready yet, though I may telephone them later...) This behavior is different from my prior experience with voice input in Android (both versions 2 and 3). However, for whatever it is worth, the Japanese recognition is surprisingly good since my Japanese pronunciation is certainly not native-like.

Any ideas or diagnostic suggestions? I was tweaking around in the keyboard settings and actually got it to accept one sentence in English from within Gmail, but that is obviously not a solution. I'm loathe to disable FSKAREN or even to poke at it too hard, but I'm thinking that one solution might be to use an alternative keyboard and enable the input system selector...

Not sure if the background will help, but most of the applications are running in Japanese, though the main applications (as in those from the Google) and including Gmail do run in English mode with English menus. I can usually get along well enough in Japanese, but most of my correspondents read English, not Japanese...

I posted the same question in the Google forums, but I'm almost certain the increasingly evil Google will evade involvement and my prior experience with those help forums has been distinctly unhelpful. So I decided to be optimistic and try over here, too.

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