edonnelly wrote:My Pharr app (Phlash Cards) handles polytonic Greek just fine:
https://market.android.com/details?id=c ... hlashcards
csamels wrote:The developer of the app, then, is, I guess, responsible for following the font license for whatever font he includes. I don't know how your Phlash Card app handled the matter.
Antonios wrote:Too bad the 'droid isn't more hospitable to ancient greek. Also too bad that flashcard program makers can't be more up-front about what languages they support and don't (don't they have specs that tell them this stuff?) I've been through several programs so far only to find out that it wasn't the program that sucked, but the OS that won't support the characters. And very little information out there as to why this is the case. Apple has no problems with this at all, which means I'll still have to carry around my iPod for flashcard use until the android developers get it together.
jaihare wrote:Just did a secondary check for support of macrons, and the Ubuntu font does support them. It all looks beautiful on my Galaxy S phone with Android 2.2.
acguitarplayer wrote:Depending on what you're wanting to do with the text, the free version Logos on Android has a copy of the SBL Greek NT that displays without anything external to the app. I've been happy with that as a pocket Greek NT.
edonnelly wrote:Antonios wrote:Too bad the 'droid isn't more hospitable to ancient greek. Also too bad that flashcard program makers can't be more up-front about what languages they support and don't (don't they have specs that tell them this stuff?) I've been through several programs so far only to find out that it wasn't the program that sucked, but the OS that won't support the characters. And very little information out there as to why this is the case. Apple has no problems with this at all, which means I'll still have to carry around my iPod for flashcard use until the android developers get it together.
How can you conclude it's an operating system issue when there are multiple reports above with Android programs using unicode and ancient Greek just fine?
Comment #2 on issue 26037 by emmanoue...@gmail.com: Support for Polytonic Greek (and/or other languages that should be UTF-8 enabled)
I reported the issue to the Ascender Team (1st September 2011) and both Brian Kraimer and Steve Kuhlman answered that they passed my comments to the development team. After seven months (10th April 2012), having seen no results and already moved to android 4.0, I contacted again the Ascender Team, and Steve Kuhlman answered that they did pass my comments along to the development team at Google and that it's up to up to Google to determine which languages get supported and when they role that out (The Ascender Team can only provide input). It's a shame that ancient greek language is still not supported by Google Android. Browsing pages with Greek polytonic (extended) content show the unsupported characters like boxes (if not missing completely). Trouble seems to exist with Google Drive and other document apps (such as documents to go, even though the in-app-font Arial Unicode MS supports greek extended). Multiling keyboard supports writing Greek polytonic but android system does not support viewing. Why should I have to root my device in order to read ancient greek on my device? Please update the Roboto and DroidSerif fonts with Greek extended, so that this embarrassing issue seizes to exist.
Veteropinguis wrote:Does anyone know if there's been further progress on this? It's rather inconvenient to have to risk bricking one's (rather expensive) device just to use a particular font.
NateD26 wrote:Are all these solutions only for Samsung Galaxy phones?
What if I have a cheap-ass (but perfectly suitable for my needs) AKAI tablet
running Androind 4.0.3 and I want to display polytonic Greek? I've tried setting the font
encoding in my browser to UTF-8 but I still cannot view diacritics.
AnkiDroid with the added font (FreeSerif) installed does not display the diacritics in the flashcards.
Any help is appreciated.
jaihare wrote:Hi, Nate. Have you found a solution? I would search Google for a way to root the AKAI tablet. It's Android, right? If so, you should be able to access system fonts when rooted.
orrinwinton wrote:Here's my Android experience with polytonic Greek:
Toshiba Thrive tablet, Android 4.0.4, Firefox browser: polytonic will not display, and Toshiba is not going to issue any android updates for this device, so it's obsolete.
Samsung Galaxy Note3, Android 4.4.4, Firefox browser: polytonic displays, but of course there's no polytonic keyboard.
So I bought a HP Windows 8.1 tablet, and of course I can both read & write polytonic Greek.
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