Originally Posted by diftcsx
I was wondering if there's a way to make the Sony PRS-T1 support Chinese epubs without flashing the device?
I would also like to hear more experience regarding this.
After lurking in this forum, I gather that one way is to embed the Chinese font into each epub file as jackie_w described here
. The advantage is that you don't need to mess with firmware, the downside would be large increase in file size, and the tedious job of embedding each file; as there is no utility which can do batch conversion.
What are the options for Traditional Chinese fonts? I saw DroidSansFallback being mentioned... is it Unicode only? What about Big5? What other fonts in reasonable size are available which renders well in PRS-T1?
The other option would be to root it and use CoolReader.
If flashing/hacking the device is a must, then will I still be able to download software updates for the PRS-T1 after it has been hacked?
You should be able to. My question would be whether minimum root needs to be reapplied after update. And you would probably need a new restore package for the new firmware.