Anyone know how to get Arabic font support on this phone?

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  1. Matth3w

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    I'd like to be able to read ?BBC ??????? - ????? ????? in Farsi.
     
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    I would love to find a way to read /write arabic as well, not just in texts but on web as well, any one knows anything about this please ?
     
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    I can't find the article anymore but I think you just have to be rooted and it isn't a simple process like just downloading a font pack or something.
     
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    How ? i am kinda stupid :p so if you can help me finding any articles or something that would take me thro the whole thing, step by step, i'd really really really appreciat it.
    Thanks
     
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    If I could find the article again I wouldn't have posted this, haha. Are you rooted?
     
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    i don't know if i am rooted or not :p
    how can i tell if i am rooted or not ?
    i know there is a good article here about how to root your phone, is that what you are looking for ?
    what do you do after you root your phone ? where can i get the font packages from ?
    the font package let you read/write or just read ?
    thanks
     
  7. Matth3w

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    Like I said already, I don't know where the font packages are. But if you don't know what root is, you need to do a LOT of searching. You're not rooted if you don't know what it is. There is a guide in my signature.
     
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    okay good, i can't do any of this at the moment as i am at work will probably do it wednsday tho :D my day off :p
    so if you please ran into the font package please consider share it with me on here, thanks buddy.
     
  9. Matth3w

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    Sigh, I can find the font package but can't get it to install.
     
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    I haven't gotten around to trying this myself yet, but I know "fontflasher" is in the market, I think it was around 3 bucks though. There are manual instructions here:

    How to change fonts in Android? - Black God

    But I'm not sure that's what you are looking for. I haven't come across anything for adding additional font support, I think these two just replace all fonts in the phone.
     
  11. Matth3w

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    The problem that you have there is that the article was written almost a year ago, about 7 months before the Droid came out...so I think I would run into the problems I have been having, ie - not working.

    I contacted Pete to hopefully get it included in the next ROM update so we will see what he says.
     
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    The font files are in the system/font folder. I replaced just one of them, and it turned out well. The trick would be finding all the necessary fonts to complete the set. Here is a setCPU shot.
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    Yeah I have a copy of the Arabic fonts, but it didn't do any good. I actually had to do a restore of the phone because it garbled most of my stuff.

    Do me a favor and try the Arabic fonts and see if you can read ?BBC ??????? - ????? ?????
     

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    I think that's the wrong file, those are stock.
     
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