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      06-04-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
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well.. I am USA..but I would like to know if theres any I can install the chinese traditional fonts into iDrive or the cd player...Has anyone tried it?
any pics would be nice from oversea. thanks
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I hear you pal. My iPod is full of mandarin MP3s and those characters just don't show up on the iDrive.

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Likewise - I don't have iDrive, but it'd be great to be able to get Mandarin characters in the radio display.
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Likewise - I don't have iDrive, but it'd be great to be able to get Mandarin characters in the radio display.
switch ur system language to Japanese.
Then, You will have most Mandarin Characters in the radio display.
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well.. I am USA..but I would like to know if theres any I can install the chinese traditional fonts into iDrive
not possible

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or the cd player..
cd player does not have fonts
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switch ur system language to Japanese.
choices are french, spanish, english / that's all. No Japanese.
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Jonathan: so there is no way to get the radio to display non-latin characters from ID3 tags provided by the 6FL option?
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Jonathan: so there is no way to get the radio to display non-latin characters from ID3 tags provided by the 6FL option?
6FL only supports Latin/Roman extended alphabet (sorry I don't have better news).

In our cars, nothing is displayed on the radio. The radio is not a visible component. You either have a MID or a Bordmonitor, both of which receive info from the radio, satradio, TCU, or iPod.
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choices are french, spanish, english / that's all. No Japanese.
I do have Japanese in my car.
see my post about this topic.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36438
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I do have Japanese in my car.
see my post about this topic.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36438
Only because you do not have nav/idrive. US idrive do not support asian characters
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I do have Japanese in my car.
see my post about this topic.
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Nice find!!

gan.. in this instance i wish i don't have iDrive.


Actually I do wonder how the Nav/steet names/point of interest is done in Taiwanese E90s.. I'll have to check when I go back to Taiwan this year.

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werd...this sucks for having iDrive..
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is there any ways to use the taiwanese Nav dvd in the NA models? haha
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Nice find!!

gan.. in this instance i wish i don't have iDrive.


Actually I do wonder how the Nav/steet names/point of interest is done in Taiwanese E90s.. I'll have to check when I go back to Taiwan this year.

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I thought you see the post longgggggg time ago
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I thought you see the post longgggggg time ago
lol.. ya i did man... but i was just distracted by your avatar..


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yea...the japanese is on the non-nav/idrive cars
I tried it on a loaner but most of the characters are japanese and not chinese

so no luck unless you want to translate all the files with
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