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      04-22-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Any way to display korean through i-drive?

I'm sure there's alot of people using other languages and was wondering if anyone found a way to display asian languages such as korean.

All my songs in my computer are based on korean and they all appear as !!!???@# and it's hella annoying.

Please help!
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      04-22-2009, 02:57 PM   #2
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you'll need to purchase the HD from Korea. Same thing if I want to read taiwanese on my iDrive.
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I'm sure there's alot of people using other languages and was wondering if anyone found a way to display asian languages such as korean.

All my songs in my computer are based on korean and they all appear as !!!???@# and it's hella annoying.

Please help!
Really? Mine show up as an empty space with no name, characters, letters, nothing.
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Haha, same here.

I hate how I have to change everything into Konglish on my iPhone so that the characters aren't broken.
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you'll need to purchase the HD from Korea. Same thing if I want to read taiwanese on my iDrive.
HD??
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      04-22-2009, 05:04 PM   #6
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HD??
Hard Disk. The iDrive interface uses Hard Dicks instead of DVD's.
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Hard Disk. The iDrive interface uses Hard Dicks instead of DVD's.
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      04-22-2009, 06:36 PM   #8
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Hard Disk. The iDrive interface uses Hard Dicks instead of DVD's.
what is on yourrrrr mind.... wow
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      04-22-2009, 07:43 PM   #9
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GOOD GAME SIR.

But yeah it would appear that the localization is really "localized" and there's not much of a choice in the language in the iDrive.

I was thinking of getting an aftermarket ipod adapter that can display foreign characters (mostly southeast asian) but haven't had any luck finding those.
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      04-23-2009, 02:17 AM   #10
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I heard someone saying i-drive could recoginize and display foreign languages if we download a new firm ware version or somehting... I just don't remember who and where I heard it from.
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      04-23-2009, 11:40 AM   #11
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There is no new "firmware" that can be downloaded. I checked with the dealer about this yesterday, because of my ongoing battle with bugs in the system.

As far as I know, BMW has no plans to support any languages other than English, Spanish, and German on the NA nav system.

Personally, I don't believe you'll ever be able to get Korean.
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I dont know about korean.. but i use chinese...

i use "Japanese" character code and apparently, Jap and Chinese have very similar codes and I can read all my songs in Chinese on my non-idrive car..

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Well, your posts shows how dumb my post was. I thought he meant the Idrive using Nav for Korean - not music.

So, to the OP, I apologize for so grossly misunderstanding your question.
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damn FOBS...

Haha yeah, my iPod is filled with Korean songs as well. I highly doubt there is any way you can get korean font to display on the iDrive. Mine just come out as blank. Learn to deal with it I guess.

The Benz 09 SL550 (I assume all of the Merc's new navi system) displays all of my Korean songs completely though... from title, artist, and album. So jealous.
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You will need either new software or new hardware. There is no easy way to display it.
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I really wish my idrive would display all my chinese songs and album cover, now that I know a Benz can do that, I am kinda regret on getting my 335i, why can't they just make an update for this, if a small ipod can display chinese and cover, I am sure the idrive can be able to do it too
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I guess no one has came up with a solution yet? This really bothers me... All the Chinese characters show up as ???? on my 2011 M3's iDrive. Mercedes has no problem displaying them.
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I guess no one has came up with a solution yet? This really bothers me... All the Chinese characters show up as ???? on my 2011 M3's iDrive. Mercedes has no problem displaying them.
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You could try recoding your iDrive to National version Korea using Autologic. I'm not 100% sure that it will work as the Korean CIC has a different P/N from the USA P/N, though...

If successful that will also mean that your CIC language will be in Korean, not only the music.
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i had 2010 cic installed on my car by patryk. i'll ask him if ours can be programed to korean version. that would be awesome!
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OK so it this a CHANGE in the CIC to a new unit or just re-programming the CIC already in the car to a different region?
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i had 2010 cic installed on my car by patryk. i'll ask him if ours can be programed to korean version. that would be awesome!
I did some quick test this morning and coded my Euro spec CIC to Chinese simplified, traditional and Japanese, but in all cases instead of characters I got only empty spaces.
I will do some further testing, but it looks like there is no character set for these languages in the Euro spec CIC.
I suspect it is the same with the US spec CIC
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