All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 10-10-2010, 08:42 AM
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...you can change the font...
I'm considering to buy a N8 as soon as its out in Australia...but is anybody sure that I can change the font the system?

If somebody could try FontRouter for me that would be a huge help.

I sorta need to change the font and add other language support to the device...

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:32 PM
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One thing I have experienced with my N97 is that after a couple of days, it seems I have difficulty starting apps. Normally, this isn't an issue as every day I go to work and turn off my N97 and turn on my work phone. On long weekends like this weekend, I had to restart my phone as my Facebook app refused to start. I was wondering if you experienced any issues with the N8 if you leave it on with some apps open for days.
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Old 13-10-2010, 07:28 AM
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Don't use fontrouter - you WILL brick your device. According to forum nokia, anyway..
http://blogs.forum.nokia.com/blog/si...our-bricked-n8

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Its more a Hard Reset is a little different to previous models in what it 'doesnt' actually put back... You lose Maps and Store but seems some have got Maps back without issues and others havent.

But yeah, for now I'd stay away from fontrouter too
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Beer Can someone with an N8

do a quick browse to http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/ (major Japanese news site)

and let me know if it renders ok (basically doesn't show nasty block fonts all over the screen)

TIA
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Old 13-10-2010, 09:26 PM
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do a quick browse to http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/ (major Japanese news site)

and let me know if it renders ok (basically doesn't show nasty block fonts all over the screen)

TIA
See screenies.
This is the website you mentioned I believe seki.
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Old 13-10-2010, 09:36 PM
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nice try .. but

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See screenies.
This is the website you mentioned I believe seki.
That is the English site :(

try specifically .. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/index.htm
or http://www.mainichi.co.jp/ (another Major JP site)
or http://asahi.co.jp/ (ditto)

many thanks

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Old 13-10-2010, 10:02 PM
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That is the English site :(

try specifically .. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/index.htm
or http://www.mainichi.co.jp/ (another Major JP site)
or http://asahi.co.jp/ (ditto)

many thanks
Sorry seki, my mistake.

Try these:-
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Just for comparison seki.

This is how they render on the Nexus One.
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Unhappy Argh!!

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Sorry seki, my mistake.

Try these:-
Many thanks .. looks like the age old problem .. with Nokia / Symbian ..

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That little excercise for seki has now made me withdraw my comment about Multi-touch (pinch and zoom) on the N8... it's not very good at all. Twice it froze the screen and the 3rd time it just left me with 4 or 5 partially drawn and partially zoomed amd overlapped screens all on the one screen.

Also the built-in browser is slow and as clunky as the N97's I'm afraid.

Couple of other things I've noticed are that ScreenSnap that I downloaded for the N8 off of the Ovi Store actually takes you to camera after the screenshot and then freezes everything up.

The other thing I've come across is that Handy Taskman only partially works on my N8 in that I cannot seem to close open app's with it in a lot of cases. Admittedly this was the same prog I used on the N97 so it may not be compatible with Symbian^3.

It's something to watch out for if you are considering going from Symbian 3 to Symbian^3. Your app's may not work or work correctly.
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Beer quick thought...

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That little excercise for seki has now made me withdraw my comment about Multi-touch (pinch and zoom) on the N8... it's not very good at all. Twice it froze the screen and the 3rd time it just left me with 4 or 5 partially drawn and partially zoomed amd overlapped screens all on the one screen.

Also the built-in browser is slow and as clunky as the N97's I'm afraid.

Couple of other things I've noticed are that ScreenSnap that I downloaded for the N8 off of the Ovi Store actually takes you to camera after the screenshot and then freezes everything up.

The other thing I've come across is that Handy Taskman only partially works on my N8 in that I cannot seem to close open app's with it in a lot of cases. Admittedly this was the same prog I used on the N97 so it may not be compatible with Symbian^3.

It's something to watch out for if you are considering going from Symbian 3 to Symbian^3. Your app's may not work or work correctly.
My guess is the browser/OS was struggling to find fonts to render .. madly substituting block characters for what ought to be shown.
Sure they're double byte characters but the browser likely supports that .. the problem is no font support in the OS.
Roll on the proper browser .. and roll on decent font support.

/me looks shyly at his iPhone 4 .. I really don't want to like you this much ..

quietly .. I thought S^3 had better task management installed?

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My guess is the browser/OS was struggling to find fonts to render .. madly substituting block characters for what ought to be shown.
Sure they're double byte characters but the browser likely supports that .. the problem is no font support in the OS.
Roll on the proper browser .. and roll on decent font support.

/me looks shyly at his iPhone 4 .. I really don't want to like you this much ..

quietly .. I thought S^3 had better task management installed?
This isn't the first time its happened though seki.

The screen redraw and overlaps I mentioned were actually on this very page when I tried to enlarge to click on your links. In fact I had no problems on pinch & zoom on the links that you gave me.

I've said it before on scrolling freezes and lags but, to a layman like myself, it's as though the system is trying to play catch-up... if that makes any sense.
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Doesn't look good from where I am sitting .................






This all sounds strangely familiar

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My guess is the browser/OS was struggling to find fonts to render .. madly substituting block characters for what ought to be shown.
Sure they're double byte characters but the browser likely supports that .. the problem is no font support in the OS.
Roll on the proper browser .. and roll on decent font support.
oh no.............why cant nokia install a universal font on the device......
its ok to have english system language, its ok to have no IME for other languages, at least make the device capable to display other languages :(

If somebody can help to test existing ways of changing font, that would be great...or I'll have to buy a hongkong version for better CJK language support...
 

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