mic_888 · Mar 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

Arabic Shaping Patch For Any Deodexed Rom

If you want to get the correct arabic shaping letters in Android, two files require patching – framework.jar and libwebcore.so.

According to XDA forum member madmack, framework.jar takes care of rendering text in all Android menus and input widgets and libwebcore.so takes care of shaping text correctly for the web browser and Gmail.

The XDA dev has made a patch to for this very purpose and has decided to share with the community.

To apply the patch, your Android device will need to be rooted, running Android 2.2 or 2.2.1 and your ROM must be deodexed. If you are not sure, madmack has helpfully pointed out that if you see the framework.odex file in /system/framework on your phone then this patch will NOT work for you. Finally, Java must be installed.

For more information including to download the patch, head on over to the modification thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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