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Finally! WebOS 2.1 support RTL languages, this is HOW for Arabic ...
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Old 02/25/2011, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently Doctored my Pre- with WebOS 2.1 Doctor. and i found that it brings RTL support including Arabic
in WebOS 1.4.5 Arabic was showen as BLANK and the replacing Font trick dosnt work! and that because of leaked support in WebOS system files.

Now on WebOS 2.1 the replacing font trick works for Arabic, but not any font, for that i got an Arabic Font from Android, which is a Connected Arabic Font that displays Arabic well and make it readable. the font attached as an attachment.
BTW that works everywhere in WebOS including SMS/Web/memos/Calender/apps/ and so on ...



This is HOW TO Enable Arabic (Only for WebOS 2.1) :
1. Download the attached file called: "HeiS_nb.zip"
2. Unzip "HeiS_nb.zip" to get the "HeiS_nb.ttf"
3. Connect you Palm Pre to WOSQI
4. From Menu click on "Tools" then choose "Send File"
5. Now choose the ""HeiS_nb.ttf" from your PC and type "/usr/share/fonts/" to send the font to your Fonts Folder.
6. Restart your Palm Pre.
7. Thats it your Pre is now reads Arabic.



This is a proof:




Now i think it is possible to make an On-Screen Keyboard to Write Arabic like Hebrew and other languages ... Could anybody please help me out to make it using the attached font?
thnx
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Old 02/25/2011, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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By the way i will Donate a $10 USD for an Arabic On-Screen Keyboard. thnx
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Old 02/26/2011, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Together with the Chinese support we've seen in the past, this really makes it look like HP is preparing to release stuff everywhere.

Thank you for the information!
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Old 02/26/2011, 08:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Your Welcome ... Yeah HP is gonna make WebOS worldwide and i was going to leave WebOS but releasing WebOS 2.1 makes me back and attached to this OS with Pre and Pre3/TouchPad in future ...
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Old 02/26/2011, 10:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thank you so much
hope for a keyboard soon
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Old 02/27/2011, 09:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks so much man
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Old 02/27/2011, 09:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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great news!
I'll try it as soon as I get home and post back
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Old 02/27/2011, 12:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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More photos for QuickOffice Documents and PDF files ... works excellent


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Old 02/27/2011, 02:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok so I tried it and it works, the only problem is that the last letters of each word show in their "middle word" form, they surely connect but the last letters look weird especially the i t l h.
any fix? do they do that on android?
right now I'm looking on the net for an alternate font file.
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Old 02/27/2011, 02:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah I know that but this is the only connected font that I found, I searched alot on net but cant find any connected font ... If you find any plz share it here thnx
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Old 02/27/2011, 02:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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by the way, webos still cant connect arabic font, it support RTL and it shows arabic characters but cant connect them, this needs a webos support and I think it will comes one day officially with arabic font installed.
this font is made in a connected way, so this is a solution for now and better than notconnected. That happened in past with iphone and andoid before a full arabic support came
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Old 02/27/2011, 03:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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does it work with webos 2.0.1?? did anyone try it with PRE2?
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Old 03/07/2011, 05:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Wow, mashkoor ya 3ziznaa!

I'm willing to help develop a keyboard... still new to webos development, but this is a project well worth the time investment!

Any leads so far?

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Old 03/07/2011, 10:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Strange, this works with emails and website, but I cannot see arabic characters in text messages...
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Old 03/07/2011, 10:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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@fvoman No dosnt work with pre 2 or webos 2.0.1 ... it will appears Blank!

@DaDueler I can read arabic msgs with no problems!
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Old 03/08/2011, 04:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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cool amjz, gr8 work
is it the same file i told you about?

how did you doctored your pre?can you PM me with step by step?
how is your palm preform after webos 2.1?does it lag after a while or it is smooth?

again gr8 work

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Old 03/08/2011, 09:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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yes it is, but it was not working with 1.4.5 ... its the only connected font that work for now! any other font displayed not connected!
to doctor to 2.1.0 follow the webosinternals metadoctor, you can find the steps in forum.

I'm happy with 2.1.0 ... I'm using overclocked kernel and its fast. I think being able to read/write arabic is the best thing for me to use 2.1.0 along with the cool features of 2.1.0
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Old 03/08/2011, 11:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I know nothing about the Arabic language but I think your screen shots and attachments are an excellent help for someone who has been looking forward to it.
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Old 03/08/2011, 11:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I know nothing about the Arabic language but I think your screen shots and attachments are an excellent help for someone who has been looking forward to it.
thanks waynecz for passing
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Old 03/19/2011, 06:28 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hello,

I was working on this on webOS 1.4.5 and I stopped after reaching a deadend.

The problem is that the webcore in 1.4.5 for some reason didn't show arabic glyphs. It shows them as blank. Therefore, even if you installed arabic font they don't show; however, you can see that native application display the glyphs just fine. As a result, I came to the conclusion that webcore, as it is used to display everything like SMS, calendar and so on, is somehow either outdated or modified.

Of course, the fact that it doesn't display a set of glyphs gives out the fact that it was modified from Palm. I looked for the code but there were some parts not included; therefore, I just dropped the subject.

However, now I can resume working as I can see a sight of relief. You can clearly see that the glyphs are recognized. Now, implementing a function that will process the string before displaying it to connect the glyphs.
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