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Can't read Chinese SMS with HTC Desire??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rx93, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. rx93

    rx93 Well-Known Member
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    I just got my HTC Desire yesterday (my 1st smartphone) but I can't read Chinese SMS. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? Thank you in advance.

    I already checked with HTC support and below it's their reply:

    "I can understand the frustration with not having the Chinese be compatible with Chinese. Unfortunately, this version with Telus is an English/French only device. If you want Chinese on the device you will need to search for a 3rd Party Application on the Market. We do not get trained in the Applications so we do not support them and you will need to do some research for them. You can Google the Chinese Language Pack as well, but again we cannot support this 3rd Party Programming and I advise to research before downloading to your device."
    :(:(:(
     

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  2. spenspuma

    spenspuma Well-Known Member
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    ???? why not just read it in english?
     
  3. philarmer

    philarmer Well-Known Member
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    I don't think that's the problem, as if the SMS was sent in Chinese, unless your Desire turned into an SMS translator, then it would arrive in Chinese not English.

    All I can suggest is downloading a chinese language pack from the market, if there are any, or head over to XDA devs to see if they have come up with anything.
     
  4. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member
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    If a phone does not support chinese, you end up with a load of little squares or total jiberish.
     
  5. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Well-Known Member
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    I believe you can add support for Chinese with this:

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    Google Pinyin IME - Cyrket

    All they are saying is that they won't *support* 3rd party apps, which isn't really any different from them refusing to help you if you encounter an issue using the dolphin browser over the stock one.
     
  6. ktradx

    ktradx Active Member
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    That's odd, I just sent myself a chinese sms, it came back in chinese!!
    i've got a cantonese keyboard installed.
     
  7. rx93

    rx93 Well-Known Member
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    Hi philarmer, I checked there is NO Chinese language pack in Market unfortunately...

    Hi Yenzehn, I already downloaded Google Pinyin & Hanwriting, which let me input Chinese in SMS.

    The most weird thing is my Desire does show my outgoing Chinese SMS. However, I see all alpha & code for incoming Chinese SMS from my friends. :thinking:

    Thank you everyone anyway. Have a good day.

    PS Would it help if I root my Desire?
     
  8. ThunderNCRock

    ThunderNCRock New Member
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    Has anyone figured this out yet?

    I have installed Google Pinyin and can send SMS Text in Chinese. I see it as outgoing text in Chinese. But it NEVER arrives at the other phone. I mixed the text with both Chinese and regular English characters. And only the English characters come through. Very puzzling.

    P.S. The Receiving phone is on the Sprint Network (Samsung Moment). I have an HTC Evo.
     
  9. Stucky

    Stucky Well-Known Member
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    Does the other phone have a chinese text pack installed - if it doesn't, then it's not going to show the Chinese characters.
     
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