Hats off to you, you naughty people....

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/09/05 19:16 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/09/05/4773192.aspx

Regular readers may recall I guess we're not exporting the Zune just yet from December of last year....

I remember at the time a colleague telling me that her husband thought the art on that one made it a really great post. At the time I thought about how I should just do better art or get someone artistic involved with the blog, but I never followed up on that....

Anyway, back to the Zune.

As far as I know, things have not yet changed there and I have no idea what their schedules are, but after someone forwarded Zune hacked for Korean and Chinese language support from the Engadget site, it became clear to me that some people did not want to wait. :-)

Here is the screenshot (note the link to their site if you click on it):

Now I am not advocating the hacking of any device whatsoever. But I do think it is kind of cool that someone figured out how to do this, so I will silently cheer them for the ingenuity that they have shown while publicly wagging my finger at them for this thing that they have done....

May it encourage future efforts in the supported product! :-)

In honor of my official public silence in this matter, note the sponsor....


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# Rosyna on 5 Sep 2007 9:08 PM:

This is especially amusing as the new iPod touch that was just announced comes with orgies of localizations and keyboard input support. However, I have no idea how you'll switch languages or IMEs.


English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Polish

International keyboard support for English, UK English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish, and Portuguese

Dictionary support for English, UK English, French, and German

I am, however, quite saddened it doesn't come with a Japanese dictionary. Also, the YouTube app on the iPhone won't let me watch videos with CJK names. What's up with that?

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2008/01/05 Zune 2.0 software is able to support Greek + Cyrillic + more Latin

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