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.

This page is in Japanese but you can find the links at the bottom of the page. here’s the direct download link :

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 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