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Support and General Use => User Interface and Voice => Topic started by: gas_d on April 18, 2007, 05:40:06 AM

Title: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: gas_d on April 18, 2007, 05:40:06 AM
As I understand, If I can put Thai font in *.fnt format. I will see my Gigabeat shows a songs name in Thai. Am I correct? If that true, how can I change a font to *.fnt format. Or any one can give me some information how to make my player showing Thai song's name,Please.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: Llorean on April 18, 2007, 05:41:12 AM
Try using a font that supports unicode well, such as Unifont.
Title: Re: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: markun on April 18, 2007, 06:06:35 AM
Look at this site:

http://rasher.dk/rockbox/fontstats/

it tells you which fonts support Thai.

update: I now also updated our UnicodeFonts (http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/UnicodeFonts) wiki page to include Thai.
Title: Re: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: gas_d on April 19, 2007, 03:14:22 AM
I don't know much about computer technical; any one can tell me how to do that thing work on my screen's player.
as I know there is a program named "convbdf.exe" that can convert the bdf to fnt format font to use in rockbox but I can't find it; so please let me know where to find it?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: markun on April 19, 2007, 03:27:50 AM
All these fonts are included in the font pack mentioned in the installation instructions. You can get it in the "extra" section under "Downloads" on the left of the page.

Maybe I misunderstood and you have the fonts already, but then I'm not sure what you are asking.
Title: Re: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: gas_d on April 27, 2007, 08:41:15 PM
I had switch to use unicode font, It can shows Thai but not correct all. Because all font are show on a single line.So difficult to read
Title: Re: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: markun on April 28, 2007, 03:55:10 AM
I don't know much about Thai text rendering. Can you explain to me what we could do to improve it? Perhaps you can PM me about it.
Title: Re: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: gas_d on May 01, 2007, 11:54:27 AM
I don't know how to say in English, Let Me try...
Thai text incruding of "vowel". "consonant"and "letter" all are combine together to make a word. That mean Thai text will present in three level of line some " vowel " will be write above the "letter" and some will be write beneath the main "letter" line.
I hope some one that have better English than me explain to you guy more clearly.
Title: Re: Looking for help, I need to see Thai font on my Gigabeat.
Post by: bascule on May 01, 2007, 02:24:37 PM
I am not quite sure what you mean, but unicode is all we have and I dont think that Rockbox supports 'combining diacritics', which is what I think you need.

Look through the font map for Unifont to see how the particular characters you require are rendered:
http://rasher.dk/rockbox/fontstats/Rockbox%20fonts/unifont.png
and the summary information:
http://rasher.dk/rockbox/fontstats/