[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] What's the problem with Japanese support?

From: Christian Pernegger pernegger at gmail.com
Date: Fri Aug 11 00:08:47 EEST 2006
Hi list!

The only thing keeping me from buying a 770 right now is the reported
lack of Japanese support. Apparently some people had success with
displaying Chinese by copying over relevant fonts, but allegedly
doesn't work for Japanese.

Is there a particular reason why displaying Japanese doesn't work? Or
is it just some applications?
Can I get it to work by generating an UTF-8 locale and copying a font
or are the apps themselves not UTF-8 compatible? What needs to be

While I could live without input for the time being - are there plans
to port scim, and maybe a handwriting recognition tool like kanjipad
or scim-tomoe? (Hint: using this thing as a dictionary would be a



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