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Old 01-17-2010, 08:59 AM   #16
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Fortunately it is not difficult to install unicode support for the 505. But yes, Sony should have provided us with a firmware update for that long ago. Especially considering that they are a Japanese company, there really is no good excuse.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:24 AM   #17
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There should be no need to do that. Further, there are almost no devices that default in traditional Chinese, though there are some that do default to simplified for the Mainland market.

I'm a former gadget nerd and knew from the start that there would be tweaking involved, but many people don't have any clue why their books won't display. Basic international character support is something that should come to be expected on these kinds of devices. Not having it is just an extra insult to ebook readers.
I could not agree more - it's 2013 & I have a Sony T2 which I had to import from the US as, in Japan, Sony will not sell an eReader which works in English.
I've been going back and forth with Sony for months (since before my purchase). The only suggestion they have is to use PDF format instead of EPUB.

EReaders are ideal for those of us who live in (or even only travel to) a country where English language books are pretty-much unavailable. I'm totally tired of electronic devices which run with a Japanese os.

Now I can read the instructions in English but can't even display my Japanese address unless converted to PDF.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:42 AM   #18
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Fortunately it is not difficult to install unicode support for the 505. But yes, Sony should have provided us with a firmware update for that long ago. Especially considering that they are a Japanese company, there really is no good excuse.
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I'm trying to display Japanese fonts on my Sony T2, you mention that unicode support is available for the 505 - is that also true for the T2? How would I go about fixing my problem?
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It's also a problem for cookbooks that use single character fractions like ¾.
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I'm trying to display Japanese fonts on my Sony T2, you mention that unicode support is available for the 505 - is that also true for the T2? How would I go about fixing my problem?
T2 already jailbreaked. It should be able to use unicode.
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