After a long time of trying to cook custom roms in greek language I am ready to post a small tutorial on how to translate your Rom to your Language using kitchens with a quick and dirty way .
Attention there is a better way to do so but this is what I Do to make my Greek ROMS
a)Download your language emulator Files from
(b) extract the files in a new folder.
Slumpolo 's suggestion:
to extract files from the emulation rom follow this direction:
- Download Tadzio's imgfs excelent tools in: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=298327
- Unzip the tools along with the image in any folder.
- Rename the image to A.BIN (to make the next commands easier to type).
- Open a D.O.S. command window and perform these commands:
> NBSPLIT -emu A.BIN
(it generates two files: A.BIN.EXTRA and A.BIN.PAYLOAD)
> IMGFSFROMNB A.BIN.PAYLOAD IMGFS.BIN
(it generates the file IMGFS.BIN)
> IMGFSTODUMP IMGFS.BINAnd that's all. Files are dumped in /Dump directory
For step 1c) during the translation of italian rom for the mui files that resides in directory I edited also a file (simply with Supered) that has a line that pointed to the 0410 files (ea. italian) and changed this to 409.
Find your BASE ROM.
Download your Kitchen. I prefered Anichillus kitchen due to the fact that supports ROM dumping in an easy way
Dump ROM ( If you use Anichullus Kitchen , follow the manual but Stop BEFORE using Bepe's Package TOOL !
Go to DUMP folder ,(eg C:\core\extract\dump) and paste ALL the language files you have renamed from step 1c . ATTENTION you have to copy and paste ALL files from your language folder AFTER you have renamed them to 409 . REPLACE duplicate files
Continue with kitchen steps . For instance if you were to use Bepe's Package TOOL , go on and build the packages.
Edit Initflashes.dat file . Information on how to do that are in every cooking tutorial. In Intflashes.dat file you will have to translate all the links and directories according to your language files. CAUTION if you make mistakes in translation your WM6 will be crappy and programs may not start
->In order to make a good translation check your original rom, or try the WM6 emulator wth your language files and check the directory names (eg
folder Programs in Greek have to be Προγράμματα)
Save Initflashes.dat in unicode and remove first two bytes with a hex editor
Choose your OEM packages.
For GREEK USERS : If you need a greek software keyboard like the original one I have made an OEM package that allows you to do so
For step 9) / 10) about keyboard, you must add with a oem package also:
- dictionary in your language
- settings for your language
- t9 dictionary for your language
- for keyboard layout make this registry mod:
HKCU >> ControlPanel >> Keybd
Create a string "Locale" with "0410" vale. Everything without "Where 0410 is your country value.
build your rom according to your kitchen manual
I hope this helps
Good luck with your tries