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Old 06-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Chinese on Nook touch ?

Has anyone read Chinese on Nook touch?
How good,or bad, does Nook touch handle Chinese?
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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Nook's default fonts have no Chinese (Japanese or Korean) script support. But assuming the ebook embeds fonts, Nook will display those if you turn on the 'Publisher Defaults' option.

The problem with PD is that most, but not all, of the books I've tried this with wind up with zero width line spacing. That certainly would look bad in any language, but I'm not sure what factors determine when this behavior kicks in. It's possible that the books that have issues don't actually use embedded fonts, or the opposite. I need to do some experimentation to narrow down the problem.
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Here's a link to a thread by tigerszheng, who might know:

issues in third-party IME input(Simple Chinese)
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:23 AM   #4
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yes, you can display the chinese character well, the options is

1. root the STR, change the system font

2. modify the css file to support font in sd card.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:15 PM   #5
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yes, you can display the chinese character well, the options is

1. root the STR, change the system font

2. modify the css file to support font in sd card.
Hi,

Can you show me how this can be done? I've been playing around with this for 2 days already and I can't figure it out...

I kept having question mark boxes on the epub book when I use library. The mobi file for kindle works though...
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:51 PM   #6
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Correction: Nook will display embedded fonts. Publisher defaults setting has nothing to do with it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:30 AM   #7
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Hi,

Can you show me how this can be done? I've been playing around with this for 2 days already and I can't figure it out...

I kept having question mark boxes on the epub book when I use library. The mobi file for kindle works though...
The android fallback font has fully support of UNICODE. You can force using that font in the css file inside your epub.

Maybe you can have a look at hi-pda.com, a Chinese forum, which you can find some tutor. You don't need to register to see the posts.

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it looks that you have rooted your STR.

the simplest way is to replace one of system fonts to one font which support chinese character. I use msyh to replace GillSans. (the font files is located in /system/fonts)

or you can refer to some threads in hi-pda.com/forum which recommmended from thawk.



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Hi,

Can you show me how this can be done? I've been playing around with this for 2 days already and I can't figure it out...

I kept having question mark boxes on the epub book when I use library. The mobi file for kindle works though...
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:40 AM   #9
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Hi, jackslao

I hope your problem with chinese character have been solved. But if you haven't, i think i might have the solution, i am from Myanmar and i have rooted the device, i also tried to change fall back font for nook touch with root explorer without success, . So here is what i did, first i copied original fonts folder from nook touch with root explorer, which is in "device>system>fonts" and paste it to my desktop, then i rename "zawgyi.ttf" (which is burmese fonts) to "DroidSansFallback.ttf" (in your case it should be HDZB_75.TTF or something follow by .ttf, you just figure it out) and paste it(replaceDroidSansFallback.ttf) to original fonts folder which i have copied earlier.
Now, i told you i have rooted my nook touch, in case you haven't and don't know how to root your str here is the link (http://www.inspiredgeek.com/2011/07/...outube-how-to/). After you have rooted your str, take out sd card and copy your modified fonts folder to that sd card, like this (TOUCHNOOTER(*)>nooter>system>fonts)
and root your str again with sd card. That is, your are done, you don't even have to embed fonts in the document, and i can read web pages which was written in Myanmar fonts too. (sorry if my instruction is too complicated)

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Old 07-23-2011, 03:52 AM   #10
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Hi, jackslao

I hope your problem with chinese character have been solved. But if you haven't, i think i might have the solution, i am from Myanmar and i have rooted the device, i also tried to change fall back font for nook touch with root explorer without success, . So here is what i did, first i copied original fonts folder from nook touch with root explorer, which is in "device>system>fonts" and paste it to my desktop, then i rename "zawgyi.ttf" (which is burmese fonts) to "DroidSansFallback.ttf" (in your case it should be HDZB_75.TTF or something follow by .ttf, you just figure it out) and paste it(replaceDroidSansFallback.ttf) to original fonts folder which i have copied earlier.
Now, i told you i have rooted my nook touch, in case you haven't and don't know how to root your str here is the link (http://www.inspiredgeek.com/2011/07/...outube-how-to/). After you have rooted your str, take out sd card and copy your modified fonts folder to that sd card, like this (TOUCHNOOTER(*)>nooter>system>fonts)
and root your str again with sd card. That is, your are done, you don't even have to embed fonts in the document, and i can read web pages which was written in Myanmar fonts too. (sorry if my instruction is too complicated)
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:38 PM   #11
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for non-rooted here I wrote how managed to make it to work
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:01 PM   #12
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Almakos' method works perfectly on my Nook STR. No rooting is needed.

Thanks
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #13
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localbuyer, you mean it worked on your Nook STR with this CSS conversion?


@font-face {
font-family: "DroidFont", serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
src: url(res:///system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-family: "DroidFont", serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: normal;
src: url(res:///system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-family: "DroidFont", serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: normal;
font-style: italic;
src: url(res:///system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-family: "DroidFont", serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: italic;
src: url(res:///system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf);
}
body { font-family: "DroidFont", serif;}
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:59 AM   #14
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I just copy and paste the css code from Almakos' message.

I used Calibre.

It won't work until you set the "Use Publisher Default" in your Nook STR. You need to open the book first then go to font setting to check the option in your STR.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:32 PM   #15
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I think aso1964 solution may be the best if you are going for one particular font. I have been struggling with font embed in epub for some time, messing with extra css in calibre and a few plugin to calibre. Some work some do not. I tried aso1964 method and the font displayed correctly on the first try. I suppose when the reader couldn't render a font it will fall back on droidfallback font. Therefore copying your font to the root fonts folder with droid fonts and renaming your font as droidfallback will work. The only thing is Myanmar language has three or four popular fonts which means you will have to do this procedure again and again for other fonts. Right now I have installed zawgyi-one in my nook and sony 505 and can read myanmar epubs now. I still have to try out wininnwa, padauk and myanmar3 fonts.
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