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Subject: Chinese Language Support
From: Tat Tang (tat_tang_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2004-03-01


Rockbox is 8-bit clean, so it has the basic
requirement for supporting non-Unicode Chinese
encodings such as Big5 or GB.

With regard to font size, the trick is to turn the
that area of memory into a font cache.

I was able to patch Rockbox 1.4 to display Chinese id3
tags (the font file is 966k), then I got busy with
other things.

A couple of other guys have just started looking at
patching V2.

> Rockbox only supports strings using 8 bits per
> character,
> and it also has a
> limited amount of memory for loaded font data. I
> doubt that is good enough for
> Chinese.

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