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Old November 8th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Droid UTF / non-English font support

I found this on google discussion boards:
Android UTF-8 - Google Mobile Help

Just wanted to double check with pro's here to make sure that adding a font set is not possible unless one has root access.

I need to add non-English font support to Browser and email client to be able to read other languages.

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Tell us a link to go to and see if it works. I've seen several other asian fonts in the app store and I think I have seen things displaying correctly in the browser as well.
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After my droid synced with my Facebook contacts, one of my friends who set his name in some asian characters (sorry, I can't tell the difference between the alphabets) displayed just fine in my contacts list. I assume it's the same across the platform.
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Tell us a link to go to and see if it works. I've seen several other asian fonts in the app store and I think I have seen things displaying correctly in the browser as well.
try this one please:

?BBC ??????? - ????? ?????

All I see is 'square' symbols instead of actual characters!!!
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After my droid synced with my Facebook contacts, one of my friends who set his name in some asian characters (sorry, I can't tell the difference between the alphabets) displayed just fine in my contacts list. I assume it's the same across the platform.
Well, that's not good news for me
I hope it's not a bug/glitch in some of the Droid handsets.
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try this one please:

?BBC ??????? - ????? ?????

All I see is 'square' symbols instead of actual characters!!!
same.
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I dumped all my gmail contacts onto my droid, including a couple dozen Japanese names in kanji, with no problems. They all kinda sink to the bottom of the contact list though instead of being properly alphabetized. Reading emails in my gmail account, the droid flawlessly shows kanji, hiragana, and katakana.

BBC's Chinese and Russian both work fine (not that I can read them, but I see actual characters ) Do you have any emails you can try to read in Persian? It may just be the browser is what I am thinking. There are certain other non-english alphabets the phone displays quite well though. Still trying to figure out how to INPUT in anything beside English however...
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BBC's Chinese and Russian both work fine (not that I can read them, but I see actual characters ) Do you have any emails you can try to read in Persian? It may just be the browser is what I am thinking.
I also can see BBC Chinese and Russian with no problem
I checked GMail and Email apps with Persian messages and it didn't work (the characters were garbage again!)


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Still trying to figure out how to INPUT in anything beside English however...
I found this page to be helpful for non-English keyboards, though it didn't work with Persian (you can't see the characters on soft keyboard)

HowTo - softkeyboard - How to install and use Any Soft Keyboard - Project Hosting on Google Code
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Hi my Droid show non-English (Chinese/Japanese) in browser without any problem. Even Android Market works for those language. But when I drag and drop my non-English folder and music file to the the SD, the music player sfail to show them. I'm not sure if this is caused by music player implementation or something is wrong?
Is there any other music player app capable to show UTF or non-English char? Thanks
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Default Persian Browser

Check "Persian Browser" on the market, it supports android 2.2 and has no problem with popular sites such as BBC Persian
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