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Old 12-22-2010, 03:11 AM   #1
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Chinese, Korean, Japanese System Font Sony PRS 950

Chinese, Korean, Japanese System Font Sony PRS 950

This will allow web surfing, Table of Contents, File Name in the languages stated on top of English.

Please update to the base Official firmware (from Sony) before installing this modification.

Background Information:

Firmware:
Base: PRS950 Firmware 2.0.00.11300
Modification: 1.05f (boroda) -(adds Russian)
System Language Pack: Chinese, Japanese, Korean by xcess
CJK Ideography Penultimate and Last aren't supported according to
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/cjk_...deographs.html

Font Reference used:
Font Pack http://www.namipan.com/d/fonts.rar/e...28afcefc6a5500 from HiPDA Page:
http://www.hi-pda.com/forum/viewthre...age%3D1&page=1

Installation Instructions:

Firmware Mod by xcess (jessie102): http://rapidshare.com/files/43866922...ge.2.1.05f.rar

The method to update is same as what you have tried before:
1.) Plug in PRS950 & extract the download above to a folder (ie: C:\temp)
2.) Start Menu-> RUN (you shud see a new window titled "RUN")
3.) in the RUN window, type CMD
4.) a command prompt should open
5.) go to the folder you extracted to (ie: cd C:\temp)
6.) type flash_reader.bat
7.) follow the on screen instructions
8.) once complete, unplug & soft reset the PRS 950

I wish this update will make you love your PRS950 more!
Merry 2010 Christmas!
新年快乐!

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@scottjin, I noticed you independently created your package at the same time I. HAHA

Additional Information:
Scottjin also created a similar package:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...11&postcount=9
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I have made a package for Sony PRS950 to support simplified Chinese in reading, directory listing, song listing, web surfing, you can download and setup in your device. In this web address you can get the file:
http://u.sohu.com/download/11/12929978754351203428327

And I wrote a PDF file to show the status of the PRS950 after it been updated, you can read it before you decide to update:
http://u.sohu.com/download/11/12929998076044141350013
DIY Instructions:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/jacktones728/e...a792ac8c7a7412

Extension: For EPUB support

Instruction Pages:
(Skip to Part 2)
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...12&postcount=7

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Old 12-22-2010, 05:09 AM   #2
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Thank you Jessie, this totally made my day! The device is now displaying Chinese beautifully. You guys are truly geniuses! Many thanks to both you and scottjin

For those who are interested:
As I've installed the russian version of Boroda 1.05f, I thought it would be safer to flash back to the official version first. The program ran alright (with a little tweak of version number), but the Boroda was still there when the device restarted. So...I decided to go ahead with the Chinese version anyway (not the smartest thing to do). Luckily the system didn't seem to mind and my Chinese books displayed alright. Not what I would recommend people to do though. If you are in the same boat as me, better wait till you are sure there's a way to go back.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:13 PM   #3
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Hi, this is great!
Does this work for Korean?
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:54 AM   #4
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This is SO GREAT, a million thanks!!!
but I found that after using this patch, it's much slower for my PRS 950 to open a regular form ebook except for a PDF. Once I open the book, it turns pages as fast as usual.
I know I am asking too much, but I wish there is an improvement in opening speed.

Also, how can I restore to my orignal firmware? thanks
Again, thanks so much to Jessie102!!!

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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Hi, Jessie

If I would like to modify the firmware for thai font, can I do like your firmware.

Thanks
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:24 PM   #6
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too slow

It takes 5 to 12 minutes to open Chinese UTF8 txt file on SD card.
EPUB files are opened with characters replaced by "?" (question marks) also after a few minutes of thinking.

1) Is this a bug or something wrong with my reader?
2) Is there a way to keep Cyrillic fonts in boroda's version or may be add them now?

Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:08 AM   #7
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Instruction Pages:
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:04 AM   #8
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Dear Jessie102,
I am using your firmware, which is good for me. but I have some minor problems there.
1. Can't set the clock for CHINA.
2. Can't go to google book store. (I just waited a minute, is it need to wait more?)

I have tried to browse the net, there are most of words, which are light dark, which make you hardly to read.

Many thanks for your works.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:14 AM   #9
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@lawrence_lau

Got to Hi-PDA e-ink section, find me a font they've made there that you like, and I'll see if I can integrate it into the PRS950 firmware for you.

http://www.hi-pda.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=59
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:07 PM   #10
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Thanks Jessie102. I tried it and Korean book titles display nicely.
But all characters in the books are displayed as boxes. Though the Chinese characters (we use Chinese in our language just like Japan) among them can be read nicely. Is there anyway to fix this??
The character encoding is UTF-8.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:18 PM   #11
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I fixed it. So nevermind :-)
Thanks!!
You're great.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:14 AM   #12
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Does this work, or is there an alternative process, for the PRS-650?
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:31 AM   #13
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Does the procesure also work for PRS-350?

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Does the procesure also work for PRS-350?
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:11 PM   #14
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Hi Jessie102, I just bought RPS950 and installed your package. I loaded one book in Chinese but can only see its title and table of contents in Chinese, all other pages are blank. Do you know why? I can view several web sites in Chinese. The book is in PDF format.

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Old 03-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #15
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hi jessie, is it possible for you to incorporate Chinese fonts into a latter version Boroda, like 1.05m? I've used and loved your hack, but it is not compatible with PRS+, and I am yet to see a chinese hack that works both within books and on the browser. Many thanks for your attention!
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