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Old 10-27-2007, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! Use ATT as my provider and can only choose English and Spanish. THe third language that I am interested in is Swedish, but I cannot seem to be able to add that as an input language. Please help. -M
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So I downloaded the multi language desktop and OS and I got a bunch of languages but not Swedish. Any ideas how I can add Swedish now?
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This is also an issue with the Norweigan Telenor in the Scandanavian area. They are telling us that they do not support Swedish on a Blackberry as an input language in SWEDEN!!!! Everything is being done in English alone.

I would be interested in anyones ideas on how to get a Swedish language service to Swedish users on a Blackberry as we have more than 50 who want this service.

On Activation we found that even though Swedish existed as an input language in the firmware on the preactivation Blackberry it disappeared as a workable input language following activation with them.

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I received following advice relating to this -so it seems it depends on device and there are work arounds:

<<<I am not sure what it is that you are missing in the Research in Motion (RIM) devices regardning the Swedish language. If you have been informed that we do not provide a Swedish input service for Blackberries in Sweden, then that information is wrong.

It's a fact that RIM do not provide a Swedish User Interface on their devices. It's also a fact that RIM do not provide a device that has specific Swedish characters on the qwerty keyboard.
However, the RIM devices can present Swedish characters in any of the applications and you can type Swedish characters on the device by pressing a and moving the trackball to get and . (Same goes for o and the character .)
The devices that uses the SureType(TM) technology, like 8100 Pearl, do however have Swedish input support directly from the keyboard. Since these devices also contains a Swedish dictionary.>>>>
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I lost my Swedish input when I upgraded to Package Version: 4.2.1.108 and after a bit of investigation I came up with a solution to get it back onto my Pearl (8100)

When doing this I used version 4.3 of the Desktop manager.

1. Locate the Swedish input cob files
I did it by downloading and installed the Telenor software pack
https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...5FE4DC94599061
Don't start the Blackberry Desktop manager after install.

2. Copy the Swedish language files
In the old version folder (the one created by the Telenor software package) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8100-v4.2.0.67_P2.2.0.39\Java copy the following two files to the latest version folder (8100-v4.2.1.108_P2.3.0.85\Java in my case)
net_rim_tid_dynamic_ling_data_swedish_35k_2.cod
net_rim_tid_dynamic_ling_data_swedish_ltr.cod

3. Remove the Vendor.xml
Remove the Vendor.xml in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader folder

4. Start the Desktop manager and the Application loader
Make sure that you don't get the option to downgrade your pearl. I got it when the Vendor.xml was not removed.

5. Install Input support for Swedish
Now you should have a new sub menu under BlackBerry 4.2 Core Applications called Input Support and underneath that have Swedish. Select and install.

Work good for me with the following hardware and software configuration
Phone: Blackberry Pearl 8100
Desktop manager: v4.3.0.15
Phone software: v4.2.1.108
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The thread got me interested. I too use the Swedish characters on many occasions while living in the US, of course I have been interested in how to make a keyboard generate these characters in any OS or device .. normally very easy. Also on the BB device, in my case, the Curve 8300, with my US English default setting, I can get the Swedish characters I need.

If you hold down a or o, lower or upper case and roll the track ball left or right, the character will change a number of times, just let go of the character when you're seeing the one you need and continue to type.

In Swedish all we need is and (all doable by holding down a and o).

No need for any special package to install.

Have fun!
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Great post!

Been looking for Swedish input for a while.

Tack!
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