Questions about Openmoko cellphones ..

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak seba.dos1 at
Sat Jun 6 10:44:33 CEST 2009

On 6/6/09, Ben Wong < at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Sebastian
> Krzyszkowiak<seba.dos1 at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 21:25, Ken Young<rtm at> wrote:
>>> dehqan65 at wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> I'm not programmer and maybe can not  do anything for that .
>>> I think it is very unlikely that you will be able to get an Openmoko
>>> phone to work for you with Farsi text unless you able to do some
>>> programming, or at least port some code.   (Afsoos mikhoram!)
>>> Ken Young
>> SHR supports UTF-8 and RTL languages. Isn't that enough?
> I just partially tested this out and, yes, Farsi SMS can be sent and
> received with SHR.  Now, I don't speak Persian, so I just cut and
> pasted a bit of Obama's Nowruz address from the web (via Midori).  The
> SMS sending program doesn't have a Paste menu item, but Ctrl+V works.
> Although the text was left justified, the characters were received in
> the proper right-to-left order.
> Of course, I say "partially" tested, because I didn't try out an input
> method.  If someone could do that, I'd be curious to know if it works.
>  By the way, I believe SCIM can handle Persian transliteration from a
> QWERTY keyboard, so that might be a quick work around until someone
> makes a Farsi keyboard.
> --Ben
> P.S. This is what I sent:
> ‫سخنان پرزیدنت باراک اوباما‬
>          ‫جشن نوروز‬
>        ‫واشنگتن دی سی‬
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You can copy'n'paste in messages app. Just long press in place, where
you want to select, cut, copy or paste :)

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