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Old 09-12-2014, 05:17 AM   #1
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Can I translate kobo Reader Menu into Chinese ?

HI,
I have decompression kobo-update-3.3.1.zip and I can not find any po files for translate kobo Reader menu , Can any one help me ?
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HI,
I have decompression kobo-update-3.3.1.zip and I can not find any po files for translate kobo Reader menu , Can any one help me ?
Translating the menu is possible, but ...

1) For each supported language the text strings reside intermixed with other binary code in huge compressed blocks in the library file nickel. You would have to
  • locate and extract one of those blocks, maybe the one for Japanese is best, from nickel
  • decompress it
  • replace the Japanese entries with Chinese (you have to take care that no Chinese entry needs mores space (bytes) than the Japanese text does)
  • compress it (the resulting block has to be equal or smaller in size than the original block was)
  • overwrite the old block in nickel with the new one.
2) You would have to do this for each new firmware version

3) Patching nickel can lead to unexpected and uncontrollable side effects.

The compression is zlib, the blocks start with hex 789C.

(I will be away for a week or so. So do not wonder if I do not answer further questions immediately.)

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