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Old 04-10-2007, 04:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know, how can i read (no need to write) korean in my BB 8707v in singapore (M1) w/o 3party?
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks like the M1 version (v4.1.0.378) of the 8707v software only has input options for Simplified Pinyin, Simplified Wubihua, and Simplified Cangjie Input Methods, and has support for Simplified Chinese and Japanese Characters and Font, but there's no mention of Korean support.

The Vodaphone (UK) version (v4.1.0.355) does have BlackBerry Korean Characters and Font support. (Strangely enough, the Vodafone Vodafone Australia and Fiji is set up just like the M1 version!).

You'll want to uninstall all version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager (except 4.2.1 aka 4.2 SP1) and Device software you have installed, then download and install Desktop Manager 4.2 SP1 and the Vodaphone (UK) version of the 8707v software.

I've checked it out with the 8707v BlackBerry Simulator, and it's willing to accept either version of firmware, but I'm not positive it will work with an actual M1 8707v. I'm not too well versed on the intricacies of modifying the ALX files to allow a specific vendor's files to work on another vendor's device, but I can tell you that for the Vodafone files have:
_vendorID="118|120|124|130|132|133|137|138|139|140 |143|148|152|153|161|166|167|168|176|188|192|193|1 94|195|196|197|198|199|200"

I can't tell what the _vendorID value is for the M1 software.

If you can't get the Desktop Manager's Application Loader to install the Vodafone UK software, post it here. Someone better versed in modifying the ALX files will let you know what needs to be done to get the UK software onto your phone!
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Question thx!! but....

Hi J! first thx for ur great feedback.
i checked my BB and the information is

v4.1.0.355 (platform 3.1.0.17)

is it ok to do it same as UK? if yes, how do i have to do it...i'm a real new member..
need ur help for make it happen...!!

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Hi J! first thx for ur great feedback.
i checked my BB and the information is

v4.1.0.355 (platform 3.1.0.17)

is it ok to do it same as UK? if yes, how do i have to do it...i'm a real new member..
need ur help for make it happen...!!

KW LEE
Try the UK version as it said above. Let me (us) know if it won't load.
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i found korean.alx and cod file in the BB UK site( big file that i dwnld) but by using the "Loader" cna not load to my BB :(
korean.alx file as attached.

any reason and any way to do it?

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i found korean.alx and cod file in the BB UK site( big file that i dwnld) but by using the "Loader" cna not load to my BB :(
korean.alx file as attached.

any reason and any way to do it?

thx
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it won't load because you don't have the .cod files specified in the .alx file
net_rim_font_korean.cod
dynamic_transcoding_data_KO.cod
if you can get these two files then put them in the same directory as the .alx file then it should load
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it won't load because you don't have the .cod files specified in the .alx file
net_rim_font_korean.cod
dynamic_transcoding_data_KO.cod
if you can get these two files then put them in the same directory as the .alx file then it should load
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i got all files and try to do it as your guide but cannot laod to BB. :(
any other solution?

thx
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i got all files and try to do it as your guide but cannot laod to BB. :(
any other solution?

thx
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i would suggest following JerryD's advice and load the UK OS version which has Korean language support. i don't think you can simply add the module to any OS which is what you are attempting to do. you will need to hack the vendor.xml file typically located in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader directory. I'm sure someone has posted info on how to do this but let me know if you need more help here.
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i would suggest following JerryD's advice and load the UK OS version which has Korean language support. i don't think you can simply add the module to any OS which is what you are attempting to do. you will need to hack the vendor.xml file typically located in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader directory. I'm sure someone has posted info on how to do this but let me know if you need more help here.
thx for ur information.
i attached the error screenshot for my problem.
and also try to find it but cannot.
can you help me to do it?

thx
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thx for ur information.
i attached the error screenshot for my problem.
and also try to find it but cannot.
can you help me to do it?

thx
K
that error says exactly what i stated before. that particular module (app) is not designed for your device.

Ok here's what you do do load the UK version on your device. Fist do what JerryD suggested:

"You'll want to uninstall all version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager (except 4.2.1 aka 4.2 SP1) and Device software you have installed, then download and install Desktop Manager 4.2 SP1 and the Vodaphone (UK) version of the 8707v software."

Next you will need to uninstall the old handheld software from your PC

Next edit the vendor.xml file is described earlier (you should make a backup copy)
You will see two headings called
- <vendor id="0xA7" Name="MobileOne_(Voda_Singapore)">
- <vendor id="0x78" Name="VODAFONE (UK)">

Just switch the vendor ids to look like this
- <vendor id="0x78" Name="MobileOne_(Voda_Singapore)">
- <vendor id="0xA7" Name="VODAFONE (UK)">

Save the file

You will probably need to wipe your device before you load the new handheld software. See if this works and let us know.
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make sure you download BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.2 SP1 (Multilanguage)
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here is an edited copy of the vendor.xml file you will need. make sure you make a copy of your current vendor.xml file just in case. it's been a while since i did this so let me know if it works.
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here is an edited copy of the vendor.xml file you will need. make sure you make a copy of your current vendor.xml file just in case. it's been a while since i did this so let me know if it works.
JerryD and nsquark

Thank you so much about your GREAT help. now i can read korean e-mail with my BB.

thank you again !!
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JerryD and nsquark

Thank you so much about your GREAT help. now i can read korean e-mail with my BB.

thank you again !!
You're welcome, glad to hear it's working for you. Good teamwork JerryD.
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I need to get 8800 Cingular to be able to read Korean Font.
What is required?

I download BB Desktop Software 4.2.1 SP1 (Multilanguage) and installed
but it didn't do anything except update the Desktop sw version.

I am guessing I would need to update Device SW of 8800 that includes
Korean Font & Character support. On my 8703e & my friends 8700g we
both have it. 4.1 version...
but on 8800 -> 4.2 its not there.

Help please.
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You're welcome, glad to hear it's working for you. Good teamwork JerryD.
Thanks for the detailed instructions above. But I assume that they are for a different device. I am wondering how I can read Korean with BB 8830. If you have any insights, I would appreciate you sharing them.

Thanks!
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I need to get 8800 Cingular to be able to read Korean Font.
What is required?

I download BB Desktop Software 4.2.1 SP1 (Multilanguage) and installed
but it didn't do anything except update the Desktop sw version.

I am guessing I would need to update Device SW of 8800 that includes
Korean Font & Character support. On my 8703e & my friends 8700g we
both have it. 4.1 version...
but on 8800 -> 4.2 its not there.

Help please.
Have you figured out a way to install Korean on 8800?
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You can download the 8800 OS package from the other carriers especially those in East Pacific Region like Hong Kong. Run the setup and the packages will be extracted to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\
Now run your Desktop Manager and select Install Application then select browse. Point the path to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8800xxxxx\ and look for the Korean.alx file and you're all set.
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You can download the 8800 OS package from the other carriers especially those in East Pacific Region like Hong Kong. Run the setup and the packages will be extracted to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\
Now run your Desktop Manager and select Install Application then select browse. Point the path to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8800xxxxx\ and look for the Korean.alx file and you're all set.
Has anyone tried this one?

Hope this one would work. I have been trying to figure out how to install Korean language and font support on my BB for days.

I have done installing the file that I have downloaded from

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...B42B2DBB8F27B6

but still no Korean.alx

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Default Installing Korean Font (Read) Support

Here is how to install Korean font on your BB, that does not have one - like VZW BB8830 4.2.1

You will need three files - Korean.alx, dynamic_transcoding_data_KO.cod, and net_rim_font_korean.cod. These files, as far as I can tell, are version independant. They maybe built again specific to each vendor's release version, but the thee files I used were from 4.1 and they worked perfectly for 4.2.
Locate these files from some version that supports Korean...

Download your proper OS version from your vendor's website. Extract/Install to vendor specific OS.

Place the three files under the directoy given below (example here v4.2.2 for VZW 8830).

Korean.alx ->
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8830-v4.2.2.176_P3.0.0.79\

And the remaining two .cod files go to "Java" directoy ->
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8830-v4.2.2.176_P3.0.0.79\Java

Connect your BB, upgrade using Desktop Manager/Application loader (any Desktop version will do).

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