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Subject: Re: the dot in dot rockbox (was Re: Rockbox manual)

Re: the dot in dot rockbox (was Re: Rockbox manual)

From: Brian King <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 18:40:20 -0500

This is exactly what the .rockbox browsing patch does. Can languages now
be dynamically loaded? I had support to load languages in the patch at
one point, then found out that loading languages dynamically wasn't
supported so I pulled it from the patch. If it is supported, it is
trivial for me to add it back in.


Chris Hoekstra wrote:
> Since I am not exactly sure what encompasses the .rockbox-browsing
> patch, I will make a suggestion. This might already be planned.
> From a UI (User Interface for our acronym challenged folks:)
> standpoint, the choice of languages and fonts should be in the
> settings. If one is just coming into the rockbox world, they will find
> it cryptic and cumbersome to enable viewing of all files, browse to the
> .rockbox directory, and then "play" the appropriate file based on a 3
> character extension. You and I know how to interpret an extension, but
> someone who is not as technical will be confused as to what files do what.
> Of the few minutes I have thought of this, here is a quick pro's and
> con's list of moving the fonts and language into the ettings:
> Pros
> 1.) Much less cryptic for the average user. This is a must if we
> eventually want to get it to the point of being included on an Archos CD
> or even *gasp* replacing the Archos firmware from the factory.
> 2.) Less of a learning curve to enable these "advanced" features, when
> it is generally considered a "basic" feature to change the language.
> 3.) Potentially fewer key presses depening on where it is placed in the
> menu structure
> Cons
> 1.) It seems to me we would need a dynamic list based on the fonts and
> languages installed/loaded on the jukebox. This would mean either
> keeping the list in precious memory, or firing up the HD each time the
> menu item(s) is(are) accessed.
> Any thoughts on this?
> Chris Hoekstra
> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>> We intend to add the .rockbox-browsing patch soon (after 2.0) that
>> will make
>> selecting fonts and languages a lot easier even for newcomers.
Received on 2003-04-15

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