Korean fonts in Nokia N95-4 

How-To

Following these instructions will allow your Nokia N95-4 8GB NAM to read 90% of Korean characters, including the Calendar interface, gMail app, web browser, fring, and twibble. If you *really* need to write Korean characters, you can do this by first tweeting in Korean from the web, then using twibble to RT yourself, and cut & paste the text wherever you needed it.

I learned this by googling around and testing a couple of combinations. My first attempt bricked the phone (the three-key combo wouldn’t bring it back to life), and I just returned it to A/S and requested a new phone (sorry, Dell..)

Some steps laid out below may be redundant, but I explored this in 2007, too long ago to remember which steps are necessary and which ones were unnecessary backup measures. Follow at your own risk.

  • I attempted the below steps in 2008 successfully, then did a re-run on 10/8/09 and used the chance to write up this how-to. The second time also worked fine.

Prep

  1. Install Y-Browser http://www.drjukka.com/YBrowser.html
  2. Get rid of adtronic (Y-browser will still work)
  3. Create a sandbox folder in your computer with the following folder structure (to be copied to phone)

Fonts

  1. extract malgun.ttf and malgunbd.ttf from your windows xp fonts folder
  2. copy & rename malgun.ttf as batang.ttf and gulim.ttf

Install FontRouter

  1. Get FontRouter.LT.for.v9.Build20071109.unsigned.sis (or whatever is the latest version) from http://code.google.com/p/fontrouter/
  2. Go to https://www.symbiansigned.com/app/page/public/openSignedOnline.do
  3. Enter your IMEI, Email, and upload the FontRouter .sis file
  4. Follow the instructions – confirm request, wait about 5 min, and a downloadable sis will be provided
  5. The downloaded sis file will have the same name, but don’t be fooled! This one is signed & can be installed.
    From this point on, DON’T RESTART YOUR PHONE before the remaining steps are completed
  6. Install FontRouter. Ignore any warnings – this is developer, it’s not compatible with your phone, yadda yadda.
  7. Using Y-Browser, delete the C:\Data\Fonts folder (It should only contain a file called “FontRouter.ini”)

Transfer Font Files & Settings

  1. Connect the N95-4 via USB Data Transfer mode
  2. Copy the sandbox folder to E:\Data, including the TTF files that need to be copied into C:
  3. Disconnect
  4. Using Y-Browser, create C:\Data\font-files and move the TTF files into there

Restart

  1. Make sure all steps were followed properly. (Improper handling can brick your phone or lock your mass drive out of data transfer mode forever) – check files are where they are supposed to be, etc
  2. Restart

Memos & Sandbox

Errors (notes from 2007)

when Gulim.ttc, MALGUN.TTF, and MALGUNBD.TTF are installed, the following display in Korean:

  • song names in music player
  • file names in explorer
  • calendar items in calendar view
  • calendar items in home screen
  • gmail app email titles and email content, and to:field
  • about 30% random texts from korean websites in default browser

the below english lang items appear as squares:

  • active standby (only first letter in english)
  • calendar title (only first letter in english)
  • various app menu (onlyu some menu items have first lwetter in english)
  • all main menu items in gallery (entirely in squares, no first letter)
  • contacts book have only first letter inegnslih
  • conversation tab has only first letter in english
  • all files in default file manager show only first letter
    • y-browser shows files with regular english

20.2.005 30-04-08 RM-421 A6.02 Code: 0561948020815S9C HW Version: 3000 Manufacture Month: 49.14644 Prod Serial Number: MTG114749

Installed Nemesis NSS (checked virtual USB drive, unsure what it means) http://www.b-phreaks.co.uk/index.php?main_page=page_2 as per http://goponygo.com/blog/symbian/actualizar-firmware-nokia-e65-a-20636501-vodafone-movistar-orange/ changed product code from 0561948 to 0558696