PocketText 1.54 (27-01-2008) - TV Text viewer (multilanguage)


Senior Member
Jan 7, 2007
Due the lack of time this project is no longer supported. The 1.6 beta is the last version for PocketPC and is VGA-compatible

Latest version: 1.6 'beta'
Download link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=2792420&postcount=96

Since a while I'm working on a TV Text viewer for my Wizard. Today I finally finished a version which I can show to you.
I developed it because I have an old tv without TV Text support (yes they still exist....ah well I got it for free) (edit: I've got a new tv now :p)

- Support for favorites
- Customizable homepage
- Customizable double tap action. (what to do if you tap twice on a page)
- Mouse gestures for navigating to the previous and next (sub)page.
- Support for multiple tv text sources.

It comes with a default set of favorites (my own :))

1.60 (18-10-2008)
- VGA compatible

1.54 (27-01-2008)
- Last line issue in RAI text fixed

1.53 (23-01-2008)
- Subpages for Czech text fixed
- Subpages for Italian text fixed

1.52 (17-01-2008)
- Remove all favorites option added to the menu on the favorites screen.
- History issue fixed
- Czech encoding fixed

1.51 (16-01-2008)
- Support for SVT Text (Swedish)
- Support for YLE Text (Finish) *
- Support for RAI Text (Italian)
- Support for Czech text*
- New welcomescreen

* Some pages are not displayed correctly yet. I hope I can fix this soon. The Finish tv text has some invalid HTML to parse. :(

1.5 (11-01-2008)
- Support for Swedish text added. Source (Dutch or Swedish) can be changed on the options screen. This is still a beta. Version 1.4 is also still available.

Smartphone version
0.2 (08-04-2008)
- Navigation page fixed
- Screen is now rotated 90 degrees

- Load favorites in separate thread
- Suggestions are welcome

Known issues
- Some text is not displayed correctly. This is caused by the 'text-version' of the website where I'm grabbing the pages from...

See below

See below

System requirements
.NET Compact Framework 2.0


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Senior Member
Jan 7, 2007
a way to see italian text?


useful application!
Can you provide me a textversion of the link?

Very useful! I'm loving it already and I didnt even install it yet :p

I'm trying to be not too demanding, but would it be possible to make RTL Text (http://www.rtl.nl/videotext/rtl4/pag100/01) viewable? :D
This is also an image. I need a text-only version so I can parse it. :)

I need a text-only version instead of an image. This because I parse the page and extract the pagenumbers to detect when a user taps on a pagenumber.

Swedish text is coming soon.

I found a nice website (http://teletext-online.de.vu/) containing a lot of links to tv text sources. Unfortunately a lot of them are not in text-only format and mostly they use Java... :(
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