FS#5587 - Hebrew translation Major update
Rockbox's internal font can't display special characters such as hebrew characters. That's why hebrew translation couldn't be really used: the recording menu, quickscreen, the equalizer and so on displayed corrupted text instead of real characters.
This patch changes LANG strings to LANG_SYSFONT strings, wherever theres a string that will be displayed in rockbox internal font,
The patch will also add the missing strings to all other languages, so there is virtually no other work then patching hebrew_sysfont_lang_justpatch.diff against the cvs source.
i'm also encapsulating the script I've used to add the new strings to all languages. to use it, patch hebrew_sysfont_lang_upsys.diff against the source, copy the files to rockbox/apps/lang/ , and run upsys from rockbox/apps/lang. there is a good description of how language files where updated inside upsys file.
the patch was tested on virtually all targets.
I suggest that for the future rockbox will keep using different LANG_SYSFONT_ phrases for strings that will use the system font, or at least until sysfont will support UTF...
This is a very big enhancement for the non-latin-characters readers for version 3.0, I've put many hours into this (and about 12 hours stright for the upsys script...)
Monday, 07 August 2006, 22:54 GMT
Reason for closing: Accepted
Additional comments about closing: accepted, for now. jens arnold has objected to it because of increase in binary size. It will either be totally discarded or by the time we no longer have the internal font used in a couple of screens.