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[Q] Add LTR support and fonts, possible?

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21st April 2012, 07:14 PM   |  #1  
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Hey

I was reading on nookdevs.com and some posts on XDA about RTL support and supporting more languages (for apps like opera mobile and for books), specifically Hebrew. At this point when I browse to any Hebrew web site I can see only squares.
Is it possible? If it is possible, how can I do it?
21st April 2012, 08:28 PM   |  #2  
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/system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf is the font of choice when all else fails.

Apparently it has Chinese but no Hebrew. (I'd never though to look.)

The DejaVu fonts have Hebrew, find them here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dejavu/files/

Copy whichever you want over to /system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf

You will lose Chinese when you do that.
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Originally Posted by Renate NST

/system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf is the font of choice when all else fails.

Apparently it has Chinese but no Hebrew. (I'd never though to look.)

The DejaVu fonts have Hebrew, find them here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dejavu/files/

Copy whichever you want over to /system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf

You will lose Chinese when you do that.

So all I need to do is to rename the dejavu font and copy it over to the nook?
What about the RTL support? Do you have idea how do I make ir work?
I know that some guys here have Arabic installed, it's also RTL. But I don't know how they did it


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Installed the fonts and it works great! Thank you.
All that is left is to find a Hebrew keyboard and RTL support.
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21st April 2012, 11:12 PM   |  #4  
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I don't know anything about RTL but HTML with dir="rtl" gets reversed in Opera Mobile.

Neither have I looked into soft IMEs for other charsets.

However, if you want to use an external USB keyboard it's trivial to put the Unicode into /system/usr/keychars/qwerty.kcm.bin
22nd April 2012, 03:14 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by ObiWan_C

Hey

I was reading on nookdevs.com and some posts on XDA about RTL support and supporting more languages (for apps like opera mobile and for books), specifically Hebrew. At this point when I browse to any Hebrew web site I can see only squares.
Is it possible? If it is possible, how can I do it?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1367829
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1367829

Shukran!
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1367829

I was playing around with this app, but it doesn't recognized the nook as a phone and can't patch it. How did you get it to work on your nook?
23rd April 2012, 10:11 PM   |  #8  
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I was playing around with this app, but it doesn't recognized the nook as a phone and can't patch it. How did you get it to work on your nook?

What app?

I was referring to this post.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=26
It works well enough for Arabic and I find no reason why it won't work for Hebrew.
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Great, it worked!
At first I thought that you where talking about the app from your first post.

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