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Old 04-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Does nook support Arabic Language?

1- Can any one do me a favor and check if this file appears clearly on nook ; i.e, does the Arabic text can be read or not.


2- I'm an Arabic user, does the wirless be useful to me as I do not live in the USA?

3- Does the book have any books loaded on it?
4- Does the device have a charger?

Sorry for my questions but I'm really need


Thank you in advance

Kindly, do not forget to check the file
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Hello,

1. From the nook user guide:
"Your nook can display eBooks in other languages if the fonts are embedded in the eBook files."

2. You'll be able to use the wifi at a wifi hotspot but you won't be able to use the 3g wireless.

3. The nook comes loaded with 3 or 4 classic novels.

4. The nook does have a charger.

However you can only purchase the nook if you have a billing address in the U.S. or Canada.

I hope this helps.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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my friend nook does support Arabic but the problem is that when you
make the font bigger or smaller than (small) it will destroyed the file
or the file will look the same with no different its hard to enplane that in English
but you can understand from the photos
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this file doesn't change if i change the font size ever

this another file on small font size

but when i change the font size to medium for example it will be like this

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sorry about the quality I took these photos by my IPhone
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since i lost my usb cable and i don't have one right now i cant check your file
but i will check it for u as soon as i get new cable.
another thing if looking for an PDF's e-reader nook is not the right choice
the pdf reading have to be develop and the screen is small I think Kindle DX
is much better in reading PDF's file because it have big screen
and if you don't mined if it doesn't have e-ink screen IPad is the best

*sorry about my bad English
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:03 PM   #4
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another thing if you live outside US you need to have
US VPN connection to buy e-books , E-mag & E-newspaper
and you cant use the 3G connection outside US
but you can use the wifi if you have a wifi network in your home
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:27 PM   #5
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I can confirm the nook display Arabic Pdfs but the font size is too small to be readable, and can't be modified..and I'm talking about regular texts with no images embedded within the file...
yes, it has a charger, and no pre-loaded books except the manual ...
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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in the latest firmware, the font size of Arabic texts in pdf files can "really" be modified , this wasn't possible in the past, I just tested and it's ok
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:16 AM   #7
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^^^^^^^^
yes i noticed that. now you have small and medium no more.
I hope in next update Arabic will be fully supported.

I'm thinking about something, If nook run android system could
I modefi the nexus one Arabic packeg and install it in the nook
will it be able to read Arabic in other format (epub, pdb . etc)?
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:26 AM   #8
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yes i noticed that. now you have small and medium no more.
I hope in next update Arabic will be fully supported.

I'm thinking about something, If nook run android system could
I modefi the nexus one Arabic packeg and install it in the nook
will it be able to read Arabic in other format (epub, pdb . etc)?
I think if some developer provided libwebcore.so that is built and supports Arabic for nook,we might be able to view Arabic correctly , in the browser at least
all available workarounds don't work with Nook, I found out the hard way

it's worth mentioning , after replacing Droid.ttf font with modified one that contains Arabic letters i was able to view the Arabic words as separated letters instead of meaningless squares
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:28 AM   #9
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Thank you all very much.
I appreciate your help.

I've already bought one and the Arabic font is tooo small as you mentioned b4.
I can't feel happy to read the Arabic texts.
Hope to find a solution

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Old 05-07-2010, 03:03 AM   #10
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Hi,

I use Droidxxxx.ttf fonts which support Thai from other Android mobile phone to replace the builtin Droidxxxx font. These are Droid font files in Nook which you have to replace:

DroidSans-Bold.ttf
DroidSans.ttf
DroidSansFallback.ttf
DroidSansMono.ttf
DroidSerif-Bold.ttf
DroidSerif-BoldItalic.ttf
DroidSerif-Italic.ttf
DroidSerif-Regular.ttf


Read more: http://nookdevs.com/Font_Changes#Fonts_on_the_Nook

After doing this, I can read Thai website and RSS feeds. However, you must have softrooted you Nook before doing this; and find same Droidxxxx.ttf files which have same filenames in other Arabic supported Android phone.
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thanks a lot ill try it soon
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