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Old 11-03-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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sort of English Duokan

NOTE !

There is now an English release !! Links and instructions appear later in this thread.


If you have an unsupported language, the first pages here might give you some ideas

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I have a Kindle 3 wifi where I have installed

* jailbreak-0.3.N
* ss-0.13.N

Skipped fonts as I installed Duokan-Kindle, version 0.5.13.5642 Beta23.
( think I found it http://u.115.com/file/f042df3f97 )

And now I am completly lost !! I don't understand any Chinese, of course ;)

Did some attempt to make some of it understandable, used Google translate and
replaced files.

Save a copy of the original folders,
DK_System/system/MenuConfig
DK_System/system/Profiles
DK_System/system/skin


Unpack my archieves somewhere, and overwrite the files on the Kindle.

I would begin with
MenuItem.dat
FontInfo.txt
systemConfig.ini
TxtSheZhiTopMenu.txt
and so on..

It is a poor translation, but probably easier to understand then
the original Chinese ;) One of their characters may translate to a whole
sentence. What you may place inside a fixed sized character array, limits
what you can acheive. Use a hex-editor if you want to try and change anything.

Hopefully there will be translations, but I could not find any. Still remaining
pages to do, and things can be improved.

Include a couple of screenshots.

I don't plan to say much on this forum, but after all the slavery - it would be nice if someone else could find it useful - good luck ;)

PS! - while uploading, I renamed files from .tgz to .tar - just rename them again if they don't unpack.
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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Oh, when I said:
"Unpack my archieves somewhere, and overwrite the files on the Kindle." - do this on your computer, and by adding those files, one at a time, you may see where and how things change. If for some reason something goes wrong, - it will try to restart the Duokan-system. If not it may boot up in the official Kindle version. Correct your last entry, and try to restart it. In Amazon Kindle -> menu->settings-> restart. When the Chinese page appear, hit "Q" for Duokan and "W" for Amazon official version. It will default to the system you have set under system-settings.

If any can add improvements, please do. If anyone could improve the install with a script, please do. If someone have source code, please - let us see it .

Thanks..

UPDATE - added my system-settings pages, which is my original translation ( not the english version that is released now. )
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #3
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thank you for all your hard work

There's a rumor of an upcoming English translation for the Duokan's firmware, but nobody seems to know when it will be ready.

The following links could be usefull:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ghlight=duokan
http://www.duokan.com/forum/thread-2507-1-1.html
http://www.duokan.com/forum/viewthre...extra=page%3D1
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for your hard work and for sharing!

Last I checked out duokan, the reader had no font kerning. I mean, each letter takes up a fixed amount of space. It made the text, in English anyway, much less pleasant to read. Is that still the case?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:07 PM   #6
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I think you're speaking about a monospaced font (which, I guess, makes sense on CJK glyphs). I imagine there's a way to change the font, in order to use a proper Serif or Sans font.
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Thanks, I have missed out on these threads. Wonder when we will see some English version.

Anyway, if someone knows where/what the network is hooking up to, it would be nice to know. We don't want to annoy them by accident. Perhaps it should be disabled or routed to some English sites. ( did some answer with pressing all keys in frustration ;)

Include some spreadsheet pages. Perhaps it can be of some help or insight. If your native language is "Duckbergian", then you may work out your personal edition - it will take years before we will see a version of that language.

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Old 11-05-2010, 03:42 PM   #8
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great thanks for this, works great.

i installed mobileread jailbreak, then latest duokan for 3G, then copied over your files.

anymore updates to this?

what is the table.zip for?
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:36 AM   #9
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The alternative firmware for Kindle, Duokan, will be released with an english GUI tonight! http://bit.ly/bQHFMb
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It is now available for Kindle 2, 3 and DX through http://bit.ly/bQHFMb
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6 dirs

3 that need to be moved to the Kindle:
1. DK_Documents
2. DK_Pictures
3. DK_System

The other 3 dirs show "invalid encoding" but...
- 1 of these 3 has pdfs in them in 4 dirs: DXG, DX, K2, K3
Look like manuals(??)
- 1 of these has windows installation files. Something for syncing with the kindle???
- 1 of them has bin files insides 4 dirs: DXG, DX, K2, K3

Looks like the 1st 3 need to be copied to my system and then I need to use the correct BIN file to do the update.

I hope I have this figured out correctly

edit 2:
montalex: with "original folders" they probably are talking about an older version of duokan. Since my "root" folder does not have DK*-folders

edit 3:
update succesful
kindle restarting

almost done

edit 4:
It came up without any problems. Now how do I check if it all went well? Hmmm :P

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Old 11-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #14
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well installed v11 okay (if you had another version just replace the DK_System folder with latest and put the K3 bins into root (the kindle will automatically install correct bin file)

but seems the default gui is chinese, anyone know how to switch it to English?

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Thanks for this, but the new version (released today ) supports English!
http://dl.dbank.com/c0u2w5mxdn#

Third (out of 4) settings screen (Menu-J), select D, then C
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