thanks for the walkthrough.
did it and got some text in arabic on websites.
it was left to right and unconnected / disconnected.
i was wondering if they sell these phones in saudia arabia / egypt etc. then couldn't you just get an arabic ROM ??
deemyboy = noob squared
Hi mate, sorry for the delay.
Part-1 is officially over, I found a font that will display ANY arabic character on any website you might find. The font attached herewith is the DroidsansArabic from FROYO (2.2). As 2.1 doesn't officially support arabic, so I had to rename it to DroidSansFallback.ttf which is basically the font which Android uses to encode non-standard characters
to install it you will need a rooted phone, and working ADB.
1- download the file DroidSansFallback.rar to your local drive and unzip it, you should find one file DroidSansFallback.ttf
2- move the file to your ADB folder ( if you have sdk7, it will be the subfolder called TOOLS)
3- open command line in windows and make sure the path shown is correct, it should end with /tools> )
4- copy the file to your sdcard ( either mount the sdcard and copy using windows, or type the following in the command prompt )
adb push DroidSansFallback.ttf /sdcard/DroidSansFallback.ttf
it should tell you that it's OK and how long it took to transfer
5- Now type the following EXACTLY without changing anything
Now it should show #
mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
cp /sdcard/DroidSansFallback.ttf /system/fonts
your phone should restart now.....when it's up again , test it on any arabic website
Now remember, this only fixes the font issue
Right-to-Left and Connecting letters are still to fix
another solution would be to buy the arabic fix from market, it's around $6 or $7
if you go to Egypt, make sure you have a walk by the beach in Alexandria...home sweet home