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simonlam
01-23-2006, 09:03 PM
Does anyone know any chinese version for the 8700?

Thanks :oops:

patrickh
01-23-2006, 09:15 PM
Download and install the HKCSL version..

simonlam
01-24-2006, 12:17 AM
Patrickh, Can you show me where is the link to download? :smile:

likefre
01-24-2006, 12:34 AM
Patrickh, Can you show me where is the link to download? :smile:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=1871

Altoid
01-25-2006, 08:42 PM
Do anybody know it support Korean?

jnelson2000
01-25-2006, 09:37 PM
Do anybody know it support Korean?
Yes it does

redtarga
03-03-2006, 05:33 AM
I didn't buy the BB from CSL because I liked the 8700c much better than what was available from CSL, even though I do receive a lot Chinese emails. Wouldn't you know it....one week after I got my 8700c, CSL Hong Kong annouced it.

So, now I need to find someway to enable my 8700c to support Chinese. After searching and reading a few posts, I still have a few questions, hope some of you experts can help me out.

1) Do I need to use the CSL setup launcher? Or do I use the original desktop software?

2) Do I need to remove vendor.XML (as was suggested by someone in another thread)?

3) Chinese support is only affected by the software version resident on 8700, and independent from the carriers? (ie. Cingular or CSL)

4) I will try to back up my 8700c before I attempt all this, but what would be the worst thing to happen if something was to go wrong? Would most of the functions be restored if I were to send a service book?

Please excuse my very basic questions as my knowledge about BB is really limited.

Appreciate any suggestions or advise in this matter.

DuckWingDuck
03-03-2006, 11:24 AM
Chinese support is only affected by the software version resident on 8700, and independent from the carriers? (ie. Cingular or CSL)

That is correct. As far as the carrier is concerned, they're just passing along packets of data, as long as it's UTF-8, then you're all good.

4) I will try to back up my 8700c before I attempt all this, but what would be the worst thing to happen if something was to go wrong? Would most of the functions be restored if I were to send a service book?

The very worst case scenario is that your BB would turn into a door stop.

redtarga
03-04-2006, 02:48 AM
whatthefuhk,

Thanks for the 1st part of your reply...


That is correct. As far as the carrier is concerned, they're just passing along packets of data, as long as it's UTF-8, then you're all good.

And no thanks....to the 2nd part....

The very worst case scenario is that your BB would turn into a door stop.

redtarga
03-04-2006, 05:34 AM
Completed installation of CSL's software.

Now my 8700 can read and input Chinese.

What I did:
- backup BB
- delete vendor.XLM prior to installation

What I did not: (contrary to the instructions for theme upgrades)
- change name of BlackBerry.alx to Blackberry.alx.old

Thanks to those who have posted a lot of useful information on upgrading procedures...

Chen_Kenichi
03-05-2006, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the posts - followed instruction above and got Chinese and Japanese added. Tested sending and receiving on my 8700c on Cingular network - Chinese e-mail is okay except for the e-mail subject heading gets messed up when being forwarded to my BB. Don't have time to really try out Japanese yet but added just in case I have to see Japanese messages.

longd
04-15-2006, 01:04 PM
Completed installation of CSL's software.

Now my 8700 can read and input Chinese.

What I did:
- backup BB
- delete vendor.XLM prior to installation

What I did not: (contrary to the instructions for theme upgrades)
- change name of BlackBerry.alx to Blackberry.alx.old

Thanks to those who have posted a lot of useful information on upgrading procedures...


I got rogers BB8700r, if I change to CSL version, can I browse, email using rogers system? do I have to reset all the connection?

DuckWingDuck
04-16-2006, 02:02 AM
You should rerequest the service book but everything else should be okay.

maxxed
04-16-2006, 09:49 AM
I recently did this, but with Smartones software. Its pretty much the same thing, but I did rename the alx...

javamamaboy
07-04-2006, 04:40 AM
Completed installation of CSL's software.

Now my 8700 can read and input Chinese.

What I did:
- backup BB
- delete vendor.XLM prior to installation

What I did not: (contrary to the instructions for theme upgrades)
- change name of BlackBerry.alx to Blackberry.alx.old

Thanks to those who have posted a lot of useful information on upgrading procedures...
Hi Red,

Just got my BB, wondering how to delete Vendor.XLM, please help!

Javamamaboy

drnkncow
07-13-2006, 02:28 PM
Yes it does


Hi,
when I attempted to install the HK CSL OS, I did not get an option for installing Korean language support, only Japanese and Chinese. Is there something I need to do specifically to get the korean language support option?

thanks.

jayshen
07-29-2006, 01:42 PM
Do I need to install both
BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.1.0.371 (Chinese) and BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.1.1.12 (Multilanguage only) ? Please advise some specific steps. Thanks...

jayshen
07-29-2006, 04:31 PM
Do I need to install both
BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.1.0.371 (Chinese) and BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.1.1.12 (Multilanguage only) ? Please advise some specific steps. Thanks...

figured out...just install the first piece...good to go...

wsiu
08-31-2006, 02:15 PM
figured out...just install the first piece...good to go...


I also just installed the HKCSL OS on my T-Mobile 8700g. I can read and write emails in Chinese alright - it's very nice. However, I can't send SMS in Chinese. I had a friend send me a Chinese SMS from her mobile. I can read most of my friend's message except one of the characters is a blackbox. What do I need to do to be able to send and read Chinese SMS? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

b3n_asian_freak
08-31-2006, 04:39 PM
what other asian languages are available on BB? Is there a list anywhere ?

wsiu
08-31-2006, 06:20 PM
Hi Red,

Just got my BB, wondering how to delete Vendor.XLM, please help!

Javamamaboy


It's vendor.xml. Trying looking for that.

wsiu
08-31-2006, 06:22 PM
Completed installation of CSL's software.

Now my 8700 can read and input Chinese.

What I did:
- backup BB
- delete vendor.XLM prior to installation

What I did not: (contrary to the instructions for theme upgrades)
- change name of BlackBerry.alx to Blackberry.alx.old

Thanks to those who have posted a lot of useful information on upgrading procedures...

Can you read and input Chinese SMS?

redtarga
09-02-2006, 11:29 AM
Sorry guys, it's been a while since I checked the forum for problems regarding Chinese language matters. I am not familiar with sending or receiving Chinese SMS because I use another phone for that.

wsiu, I think if you are getting a black square instead of chinese character, it must mean that the Chinese language capability is not completely functional on the SMS.

Sorry for not being able to offer more help on this matter. Good luck.

wsiu
09-06-2006, 02:22 AM
Sorry guys, it's been a while since I checked the forum for problems regarding Chinese language matters. I am not familiar with sending or receiving Chinese SMS because I use another phone for that.

wsiu, I think if you are getting a black square instead of chinese character, it must mean that the Chinese language capability is not completely functional on the SMS.

Sorry for not being able to offer more help on this matter. Good luck.

I finally figured it out. Reading Chinese SMS: Some of the Chinese characters were black squares because I only enabled Simplified Chinese. After enabling Traditional Chinese as well, I can read the complete SMS (and emails too - I realized what the issue was when someone sent me an email in traditional Chinese) message. Creating Chinese SMS: I went to Options > Language and changed the language input to Chinese. Viola!