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harry

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« on: March 27, 2005, 05:40:28 pm »
Dear Friends,

even after converting zaurus into English, part of the address Book is still in Japanese. Apart from this the sorting list is not alphabaticaly.

Is there any solution to this problem. I have tried many other addressbook applications but none of them work on my zaurus.

Early reply will be appriciated.

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2005, 05:27:34 am »
The sorting in the addressbook is by the Japanese syllabic alphabet order, that's cause it was designed for the Japanese market and as such they don't use the Alphabet (as you know it) for their names.

You don't say how you converted your zaurus to English but at a guess, you'll find a file called addressbook.qm in /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja/ delete that file and restart qtopia and the addressbook will be in English -however that won't solve the ordering problem.

There was a "fix" around for the older Z models, but you'll have to search the forums for it as I can't remember where it was.

good luck

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2005, 09:07:54 am »
i converted my system by the convert.sh file available at wbcd.org.

my question may be very basic but how to reach the home folder in zaurus.
i cant locate the file u said to delete

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2005, 05:03:12 pm »
open up the console and

Code: [Select]
cd /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja
will get you there.

I wrote that script, what part of the addressbook is still in Japanese? can you send screen shots and the results of
Code: [Select]
ls -al /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja and I'll see if I can fix the script

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« Last Edit: March 28, 2005, 05:03:51 pm by Stubear »
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2005, 03:07:23 am »
dear stu
i seem to be too ignorant to linux etc etc. Now what is console and how to rach it.
i could not even take the screen shot(read somewhere that CMD+C doesit, but what the hell is CMD?)

Secondly i have read reviews of KA/Pi whcih seems very good, should i install all the files available in package to amke it work??????

i have lots of questions ,pls be patiient to answer

thanks and bye

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2005, 03:39:10 am »
@stubear :

the ordering problem is solved with 'addressbook.so' taken from a 6000 rom
SL-C760 (Cacko ROM), 256Mb CF,512Mb SD
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2005, 06:47:19 am »
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dear stu
i seem to be too ignorant to linux etc etc. Now what is console and how to rach it.
i could not even take the screen shot(read somewhere that CMD+C doesit, but what the hell is CMD?)

Secondly i have read reviews of KA/Pi whcih seems very good, should i install all the files available in package to amke it work??????

i have lots of questions ,pls be patiient to answer

thanks and bye
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=72613\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

The console is what you used when you converted to Japanese using the script from wbcd.org, although it may be named terminal or konsole or qkonsole or embedded-konsole (depending on your version of the terminal app and the Z)

To take a snapshot on the C760 you hold down Fn+Shift+C, don't know about the C3k sorry.

KA/PI is a much better PIM suite than the Sharp one - if you aren't going to use Japanse the try the KA/PI. You may not need all of the packages, ie kphone and kmail, but give them a try and see what you think

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2005, 06:48:30 am »
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@stubear :

the ordering problem is solved with 'addressbook.so' taken from a 6000 rom
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=72619\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

That would be the answer (although I still can't find the post wher I read it )

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2005, 08:16:09 am »
Thanks
my system has the Terminal application.
after i punch the code'
    cd /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja
it gives no error message as if it excepts the command
then i give code'
    rm addressbook.qm
i recieve message file not found.....................

Now what to do?
i managed screen shot as you asked

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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2005, 08:17:09 am »
Thanks
my system has the Terminal application.
after i punch the code'
    cd /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja
it gives no error message as if it excepts the command
then i give code'
    rm addressbook.qm
i recieve message file not found.....................

Now what to do?
i managed screen shot as you asked

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2005, 08:41:53 pm »
Ahh, okay.

Now I understand.

You won't find the .qm file as its gone.
The left over Japanese you are seeing comes from the AddressBook.conf file in /home/zaurus/Settings/

You have 2 options

1) Edit yourself
2) Copy the English version (attached below) into /home/Zaurus/Settings/

I kept the English version as I need to input a lot of Japanese addresses.

Note: You will ned to rename the file from AddressBook.txt to AddressBook.conf (I couldn't upload it as a .conf file)

Stu
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2005, 01:01:10 am »
Thanks, i will try it tonight.
BUT Now one more problem,
yesterday i installed KA/Pi KO/Pi ver 2.0.6 into my system.
Now the problem is that my zaurus addressbook dows not open. It just tries to open and then nothing happens.

All my Data is Dead    
tried to import in Kapi but only fractions came, complete addresses are not at all visible

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2005, 11:55:11 am »
Could someone please post a version of addressbook.so that corrects the English tabs problem on the SL-C3000? I'd REALLY appreciate it.  
« Last Edit: March 30, 2005, 11:55:48 am by gerenb »

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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2005, 10:41:16 pm »
moshi moshi
Stu dear, my zaurus addressbook is not opening( as i posted earlier)
please  help.......................................

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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2005, 08:50:56 am »
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moshi moshi
Stu dear, my zaurus addressbook is not opening( as i posted earlier)
please  help.......................................
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=72901\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Well to be much help I need somew more info.

Have you tried running the addressbook from the terminal? what errors does it give?

Also try removing ka/pi and see if that makes the addressbook come back. If so start installing each package one at a time, opening addressbook till you find out which package kills it

Stu
SL-C1000, Hand converted to English with Japanese Input
Running X apps via X/Qt
iRiver USB host cable; Diatec P-Cord usb power cable (extendable); Acro's Reel Cable USB (A to A, B, Mini-B,  & Mini-B 8pin); GreenHouse 1Gb PicoDrive+; 2x256Mb Hagiwara SD cards; 128Mb Transcend CF card; 512Mb PQI CF card; AmbiCom WL1100C-CF 11B WLAN card