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Old 08-25-2006, 05:21 PM
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The complete guide of enable Asian Language support in Sandisk Sansa e200 series.

Warnings:

1. You have to change the language of your UI into Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese to enable the correspondent language support.

2. Even though the guide works for most people using non-Rhapsody e200 series MP3 player, I like to warn you that changing the firmware could void your warranty or damage your machine. Please make sure you understand the whole procedure. I am not responsible to any damage caused by this manipulation.

3. If you are in Japan and wish to have the Japanese standard of FM frequency, you can change in the radio setting, instead of a firmware change.

4. The firmware tweak is only for non-Rhapsody models!! Double check your machine to make sure!!!

Procedures:

1. Download the 01.01.06p firmware from the link.

2. Make sure your player's USB mode is in MSC. You can go to "settings"->"USB mode" to change it.

3. Turn off the player then restart the player under "Recovery mode" by:

a. Putting your player on "hold".
b. Pressing on the "record" key of the player while you turn on the player.
c. After the instrucion appears on your player, connect it to your computer.

4. The player will appear as a "16mb disk device" or something similar on your
computer.


5. Unzip Sku_P.zip.

6. Copy the .mi4 and .fnt file to the "16 MB system device".

7. Disconnect the player, unlock the "hold". The player will restart.

8. Change the player's language setting into Japanese or Chinese, according to your need.

9.Now the tags with Asian fonts can be display correctly.

It should look like this (Simplified Chinese, with Chinese and Japanese song tags):





10. Make sure that your firmware is 01.01.06p now. Then go to the Sansa Firmware update page, download the firmware updater, and get the latest firmware 01.02.12P

Other stuff:


1. Kudos to Slaughter for providing the firmware. Also to greendusk and many others contributing to the article.

2. If the procedure fails, downgrade the player by running a lower version of
firmware updater, and update to the current American firmware version. Here is the link for 01.00.12a.


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About Language Support:
Only following languages are supported: English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Portugal, Danish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Japanese
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The following languages are not supported so far.
Hebrew, Korean, Thai, Russian

Last edited by coolkid; 12-26-2006 at 09:04 PM. Reason: point out some important things
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Old 08-27-2006, 03:06 PM
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Any hope for Korean fonts?
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:06 PM
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erm can anyone please teach me how to dl with rapidshare when all they give me is
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or can anyone pls email me the zipped files? please? thanks...
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:48 AM
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Now that the 01.01.11p firmware has been out, I should change my guide a little bit now. In a few days, i will uploaded the new version of sku_p folder.
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:30 PM
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the file that i've downloaded from the rapidshare was "e200fw01.01.06J(3).exe". It's nothing about the "Sku_P folder" and there's no "FWUpdater.exe". That one downloaded from rapidshare is not an *.rar file nor *.zip. It's an *.exe. What is going on here?
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:31 PM
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3. You have to change the language setting into Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese to enable the correspondant language support.
Where's Korean? Is Korean font supported by this firmware??
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:04 PM
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There is any way to do the same thing for Hebrew support?
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:26 AM
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As far as I know, Korean or Hebrew is not supported by Sansa firmware.

Sorry folks.
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:42 AM
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it's kinda hard to believe that Korean language is not being supported with the fact that South Korea produces so many mp3 players. I guess they don't sell these Sansas in South Korea's market or something.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:19 AM
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Since hebrew is written right to left, i doubt we'll see support for it..

Your best bet on getting that is marching to the Sandisk offices in Petach Tiqwa and demand support "or else..."
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:30 AM
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Since hebrew is written right to left, i doubt we'll see support for it..

Your best bet on getting that is marching to the Sandisk offices in Petach Tiqwa and demand support "or else..."
I't could be fine if they just add the support for Hebrew, with the directions i can handle.. just reverse the Hebrew text, there is many players that support reversed Hebrew..
I'll hope they will add the set of Hebrew fonts to the next firmware, it could just help them selling the Sansa even more in Israel
Weird that they have branch here and there is no Hebrew on their players =/
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:15 PM
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i'd assume the branch is dedicated to their memory department, not DAP. they have a lot of buisness in Israel since they bought Msystems (and i guess having an Israeli Founder kinda helps).

If you dont mind the whole reversing (thats a whole lot of songs to reverse) thing, i guess there are ways to add hebrew fonts (maybe overwriting an existing language), so you should check with Theme creators on the subject... they might have some info for you.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:25 PM
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I don't hear many Hebrew songs.. so for what I've got I changed the tags to English.. but for the reversing there is many programs that doing it to entire folder by one click.. it just could be nice if they add it on the firmware, many peopls I know bought Iriver just because it support Hebrew, and they considered of buying the Sansa..
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:55 AM
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is there any possiblity enabling support for russian fonts???

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:58 PM
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Russian is not supported, as far as I know.
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:09 AM
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I was wondering if it supports thai language........
thanks.......
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Old 10-22-2006, 02:24 PM
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is there any possiblity enabling support for russian fonts???

thx
I contacted SanDisk back in July about support for cyrillic fonts. They more or less said no! This isn't surprising really, I have a networked media player and that doesn't support cyrillic fonts either. The only portable media player I've owned that supported cyrillic was Creative, should have bought the Zen V plus. Why don't these players use Unicode, surely it would make life a lot easier?
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:17 PM
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do you think their going to enable pig latin support that would be great my grandpa would buy won becasuse sansas are soo awesome!
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:28 AM
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Why don't these players use Unicode, surely it would make life a lot easier?
Absolutely. I'd use this workaround to get Japanese titles displaying, but then I miss the , , and characters from my native language. No such problems with proper Unicode support! A certain widely popular brand of MP3 players does support Unicode (*hint* *hint* *nudge* *nudge* Sandisk )
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:32 AM
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Thanks a thousand for this guide. I listed to a lot of Japanese music, and I'm sick of only seeing boxes for the id-tags. This worked perfectly, and I'm using an european Sansa e250.

Again, thanks, great guide!
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