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25th February 2012, 01:39 PM |#41  
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I don't really understand what you want. If you're more comfortable writing in Arabic, send me a private message.

I really appreciate your kindness..

Maybe I will wait max_hd to complete his series about Nook on his blog.

Be safe and good luck

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thank you dark hawk, you deserve a lot of thanks but i only have 8 , i will give it to you,

i make a post out there on my blog and mentioned you and madmack.
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Hi H.J,

I will start from zero after do the recovery of the original backup; I am waiting for you..

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26th February 2012, 11:12 PM |#42  
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Cool you are welcome :)
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Originally Posted by Ketabi

I really appreciate your kindness..

Maybe I will wait max_hd to complete his series about Nook on his blog.

Be safe and good luck

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Hi H.J,

I will start from zero after do the recovery of the original backup; I am waiting for you..

Ketabi (Wa7edM3dy)


you are welcome ketabi, i hope i can help you,

here is what i did exactly to root :


1- update to 1.1 version.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Soft...uch/379003175/
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2- backed up with noogie image.
http://nookdevs.com/Nook_Simple_Touch/Rooting/Manual

the link for noogie image om multiupload server is broken
here is another one :

http://translate.google.com.eg/trans...pReNMM3QT9AN23
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also this will help in backup :

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...62&postcount=2
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3- rooted with minimal touch method through CWR.

a ) cwr :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1360994

b ) minimal touch method :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1346748
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4- then followed dark hawk method to add Arabic support on this thread.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=26
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details on each step is must read carefully , send me if you have any troubles ( in English or Arabic )

All credits go to madmack and dark hawk.
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12th May 2012, 07:00 AM |#43  
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I have followed the above instruction by "dark hawk", and I got Arabic in my NST, however, the Arabic is only usable in Moon+ reader (version with RTL support). Is it possible to get Arabic in the original Nook reader and not a 3rd party software?

I could get the books title fine in Arabic in the nook reader, but not the book pages.
12th May 2012, 11:45 AM |#44  
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I have followed the above instruction by "dark hawk", and I got Arabic in my NST, however, the Arabic is only usable in Moon+ reader (version with RTL support). Is it possible to get Arabic in the original Nook reader and not a 3rd party software?

I could get the books title fine in Arabic in the nook reader, but not the book pages.

Simple answer, you can't.
The software needs to support RTL in order to display the Arabic text. You're talking about epub format. Arabic PDF works fine, also text files. Moon Reader+ or the Cool Reader (which does not support RTL yet) are far superior as reader compared to the stock reader.
13th May 2012, 05:31 AM |#45  
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Simple answer, you can't.
The software needs to support RTL in order to display the Arabic text. You're talking about epub format. Arabic PDF works fine, also text files. Moon Reader+ or the Cool Reader (which does not support RTL yet) are far superior as reader compared to the stock reader.

How about if you embed the font in the epub file? will it work for RTL language in the stock nook reader?

Embedding font in epub file
13th May 2012, 12:14 PM |#46  
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EPUBs are just wrapped up collections of HTML.
The problem is not the fonts. You can always add those directly to the Nook.
The problem is whether the web engine inside the reader understands RTL.
16th May 2012, 05:20 PM |#47  
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"The problem is whether the web engine inside the reader understands RTL."

I was wondering in a different thread about checking the css in an Arabic epub file to be sure it specified RTL display, but unless the moon+ variant that does RTL only does RTL (which would surprise me) then of course Arabic epubs will have the commands.

The good news is that epub 3 formally supports RTL and hopefully BN will need to have that as a competitive tickbox soon - that is, if the Kindle, Kobo or Sony support epub 3, the other big players will need to support it.
29th May 2012, 11:00 AM |#48  
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I'm placing my order this week for the new NST with GL, and I want to make sure that, it will read Arabic.

So, can one please confirm that, the procedure by "dark_hawk" on this thread will work and Arabic can be enabled on the new NGL.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=26

as the the above process contains replacement of system files, i.e. framework.jar, libandroid_runtime.so and libicuuc-arabic.so .
30th May 2012, 03:34 AM |#49  
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I see that the GL got rooted. The method above might work, If B&N changed anything in the framework.jar or the lib files it won't. but it won't be a problem, send those files over and I'll see what I can do.
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9th October 2013, 12:28 AM |#50  
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Asalamu Alikum, hello dark_hawk, i hope you okay , i tried the above method for nook glow ver 1.2.1 after rooting with nook manager method , every thing is good till now , then i tried to flash the flashable cwm file with no success, the device unable to boot, fall in boot, as you said may they changed the framework.jar or the lib files can you help me, i will appreciate this, thank you
23rd October 2013, 08:30 AM |#51  
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Sorry for the delay.

As I don't have a Nook Glow, This was tested and by Shahabodin.
And he says it's working.

http://www.mediafire.com/?4kfa162xd7e7d42

Same as the instructions above.

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