View Full Version : Unicode Support or Asian Text Support?
June 3rd, 2003, 01:15 AM
Dear NetRemote Developers,
I must say netremote works tremendously well with media center 9. I was so amazed when I configured the netremote on my pocket pc to control the music that I was playing.
I just have a small request and I'm not sure if this is really hard to implement as I have no knowledge in writing software. Currently I use a pocket pc with an English OS. I've installed software like CE-Star Suite version 2.2 from www.mobem.com to read chinese traditional characters from emails. Almost all my mp3 collection have chinese traditional ID3 tag info. It would be ultra awesome if netremote on the pocket pc would be able to support the viewing of chinese characters using these third party softwares. Alternatively, would anyone be able to suggest any work-arounds to read these foreign languages?
Thanks in advance for your help and input.
June 3rd, 2003, 06:06 PM
NetRemote is using Unicode, but it's using the "Pronto" font which does not have chinese traditional characters.
It would be hard to support this on the buttons, but I could support chinese characters in the media library.
Would this suffice?
June 4th, 2003, 12:41 AM
Thank you for your prompt reply. I'd really appreciate it.
I'm not very familiar with the technical details in how chinese characters are supported with the third-party softwares, but it sounds like what you have suggested would be of great help.
I'm sure it would be very hard to support chinese characters on the buttons but this was not the interface that I had in mind for chinese characters support. Rather it is interface with information on the artist, album name, track, comment, time which keeps on updating itself. The other interface where Chinese character support would be tremendously useful would be the place after I press the 'library' button, where it shows a tree-like interface with playing now, media library, and playlists. I think this is what you are referring to in your reply. And yes, if this can be supported, it would be more than suffice and I would be deeply gratified by your help.
Thank you again, WickedEwok, for listening to my little request and for making such a wonderful software!
June 4th, 2003, 03:01 AM
Yep - I have avoided asking about this but there is a lot to be said for Unicode support. Even non-Enlgish western alphabets have problems - the accented characters in some European alphabets are not in the pronto font.
If we assume that the changes could be made to allow NetRemote/Tonto use multiple fonts (non trivial in itself). Is it even possible to fit a Unicode font on the PPC?
June 6th, 2003, 07:12 PM
Windows CE is built with everything unicode. I would guess a Unicode font would have no problem on Windows CE.
If Stewart were to allow for font selection in Tonto, that would make everything great.
I haven't heard from Stewart in quite some time, however, so we'll have to see what he can do for us when he returns.
August 2nd, 2003, 06:55 PM
Any news on multiple fonts in Tonto?
I have 3 swedish characters that are not in the original font.
August 2nd, 2003, 06:57 PM
Sorry, the swedish characters are in there ...
I ment norweigan characters.
There is a wonderful norweigan artist called Kari Bramnes, and her work does not come up as intended in NR :)
August 3rd, 2003, 03:34 AM
Bremnes, actually. :wink: But it really starts to get difficult with Ĝystein Sunde...
August 4th, 2003, 06:45 PM
Font selection is definitely one of the items up for discussion in Tonto Next.
I'm really looking forward to a version of Tonto that's aimed towards NetRemote, so we can take away some of the mysteries of CCF development for NetRemote.
September 3rd, 2003, 01:59 PM
I have been longing for netremote version 0.99 to support the display of Asian/foreign text, but I'm not sure whether this is possible yet. If it is possible, would you be able to direct me how to do it? If it is not, may I ask if version 1.0 will be able to support the display of Asian/foreign text?
Thanks for your help in advance.
September 3rd, 2003, 07:34 PM
Unfortunately the only font you can currently change is the font used to display the tree in Media Center. You can do that by going in to the configuration for MediaCenter and setting the font.
I still need to work with Stewart on allowing other fonts.
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