Rendering Japanese & Chinese on Windows Mobile 6


I got this question from one of our Evangelists in Japan, Hiroshi Ota at TechReady 6. I couldn’t answer it on the spot but he sent an email shortly after to let me know he found the solution. Instead of having to install a custom ROM image that supports the language, there is a patch / fix to allow you to render japanese and even chinese fonts in Windows Mobile 6.

http://www.geocities.jp/asukal_trader/Localize/localizecab.htm

This page is in Japanese but you can find the links at the bottom of the page. here’s the direct download link : http://hn801.hkes.com/Data/Localize/LetsJapanNo6.zip

Comments (9)

  1. Denis says:

    Does the software mentioned above actually allow me to read Japanese on my windows mobile 6 devise? If so how do I install it onto my devise

  2. Darren says:

    This thing is great! However, it just causes a few tiny problems on my HP iPAQ 214: the ‘delete’ button on the regular keyboard no longer functions whilst typing (in all programs); and my main navigation button at the bottom of the device in rendered useless, so I cannot use it for scrolling files, folders, through .pdfs, etc.

    Hope they fix the bugs =]

  3. Philip says:

    Completely broke the keyboard on my T-Mobile Shadow, crippling my whole phone.  Had to uninstall through Windows Mobile Device Center and force a reboot by removing the battery to return my phone to a working state.

  4. Daniel Wu says:

    Is there a version for Chinese?  It seems only for Japanese.

  5. chris says:

    on the samsung epix it’ll render most of your hotkeys useless. windows key, email, internet, etc. As a matter of fact the entire keyboard doesnt work. You’ll be using the mouse for everything =. needless to say, i had to uninstall it

  6. Albert says:

    Hey Guys,

    I spend the last 24 hours trying to get this to work using registry keys and fonts from Vista however I’m wasn’t able to get it working. I saw the previous post about the keyboard not working so I looked around on that same website lokeuei posted.

    I used e-china_Diamond_no_reoladnls.cab instead.

    I have a Samsung Epix from AT&T running WinMo6.1 Pro (touch screen). I did notice the keyboard layout was showing a different character but the key is still working. I did restore a few of my keyboard registry though and it looks alright. I am unable to view mail in outlook that is in chinese… that is another porlbme i need to figure out but my goal was to view it in IE and file name which works. Hope it works for you guys.

  7. ChaosFreak says:

    Those who complained that they couldn’t use the keyboard after installing… there’s a patch on Askul’s website to fix this!

  8. Guillermo says:

    Hi there,  I planning to add this to an application  I am developing but I want to know the side effects, or warnings on it, I don’t want to crash all the phones with my application, any updates on  fixed issues or new problems discovered will be appreciated. Thanks