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edwinbradford
I've just started using Kanji Nirvana on my C700 and come across a display problem as shown here:

http://www.behindyou.info/test/zaurus/KanjiNirvana.jpg

Whenever there's enough content to require a scrollbar, the scrollbar obscures the content. I've tried different releases of Kanji Nirvana and I've tried different Appearance themes but to no avail. Has anyone seen this before or know or suggest a fix? I'm using the default Japanese Sharp ROM, latest version.

If I can't fix it can anyone suggest other Kanji lookup software? Thanks.
Stubear
QUOTE(edwinbradford @ Aug 8 2004, 09:05 AM)
I've just started using Kanji Nirvana on my C700 and come across a display problem as shown here:

http://www.behindyou.info/test/zaurus/KanjiNirvana.jpg

Whenever there's enough content to require a scrollbar, the scrollbar obscures the content. I've tried different releases of Kanji Nirvana and I've tried different Appearance themes but to no avail. Has anyone seen this before or know or suggest a fix? I'm using the default Japanese Sharp ROM, latest version.

If I can't fix it can anyone suggest other Kanji lookup software? Thanks.

Yep, seen this exact same prob, one work around is to change font size, I've been palying with the CVS version trying to get it to wok - and also add font selection for different parts of the display. Haven't found a solution yet cause I'm very new to Qtopia programing

Stu
edwinbradford
Thanks Stu. I've emailed a screen shot of the problem to the developer who ported it to the C700, hopefully we'll see it fixed in the next release, I'll post any reply I get.
ashikase
Unfortunately, the original KanjiNirvana was never desigined with the VGA models in mind. The current release of KanjiNirvana includes some fixes to allow it to work with VGA, but it's not perfect.

I worked (for quite a while) on a redesigned version of KanjiNirvana (2.0), which was aimed mainly for VGA, but eventually I found that I was spending more time programming than actually studying Japanese, and thus lost interest. There is still a copy of my work in progress in the CVS on sourceforge (kani2), but I don't think the files on there will build. I've recently unearthed the project, and if I can get it to compile again, I'll put that version up, in case anyone feels like working on it.

I myself am thinking about taking the quiz feature of KN and making a seperate program out of it. As for a word/kanji dictionary, I find Sharp's built-in dict (on the 760/860) more than adequite... of course, this doesn't help someone on the C700, sorry.

- ashikase
anpachi, gifu, japan
edwinbradford
Thanks Ashikase, it's a long shot but maybe someone will pick it up and carry on the good work. I've seen a number of Kanji quiz programmes I think, mainly Flash card ones so fortunately there's some choice there but as you say as a C700 user I'm somewhat stuck for a Kanji lookup programme. Anyhow thanks for the feedback.
ashikase
Ok, I uploaded my last version of Kanji Nirvana 2.0 to the sourceforge CVS repository:
- repository: :pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/nihongonirvana
- module name: kani/kani2

The directory/code is a bit of a mess, but everything you need to compile is there; use tmake to generate a Makefile from the kani.pro file. There is also an ipk directory which will give you clues as to where the dictionary/png files should go.

I have started to gut the quiz portion of the program; I hope to have it working fairly soon, as I want to use it to study for the upcoming JLPT. If anything decent comes of it, I'll probably make it available at the Sourceforge site.

- ashikase
anpachi, gifu, japan
nanpanman
edwinbradford: If you don't mind me asking - where did you get that very nice theme for your zaurus?

ashikaze: thanks for your Kanji Quiz program, I installed it yesterday and it works and looks great! happy.gif (I haven't tested kanji compounds yet though, and I don't really understand the use of the comment box...) Thank you, and good luck with your JLPT! smile.gif
edwinbradford
Sorry, I didn't see your message until today. I took some elements from the Kompany Rom, some from OSX and made up a few graphics in paint programs to finish it. It looks a lot better on the PDA than on a computer monitor though.
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(edwinbradford @ Aug 8 2004, 10:00 AM)
Thanks Stu. I've emailed a screen shot of the problem to the developer who ported it to the C700, hopefully we'll see it fixed in the next release, I'll post any reply I get.
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'S been a long while, but has anyone fixed this scrollbar problem in any way, other than switching the font to a teeny-tiny one. This really is a problem when using KanjiNirvana, for me...
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(rehorrericha @ Sep 21 2005, 05:44 PM)
'S been a long while, but has anyone fixed this scrollbar problem in any way, other than switching the font to a teeny-tiny one. This really is a problem when using KanjiNirvana, for me...
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To answer my own question, in case anyone needs it, somewhere I found this compiled kani file, which fixes the scrollbar problem beautifully.

Unpack it to /home/QtPalmtop/bin/kani

Also, replace the unifont with a bigger font and you will see beautifully big kanji, not the tiny ones the unifont provides. I used efont

CODE
ln -s /home/QtPalmtop/lib/fonts/efont_240_50_t10.qpf /home/QtPalmtop/lib/fonts/unifont_160_50_t10.qpf


and that's it, it runs beautifully now.
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