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nileshb is developing a Java ME application where he needs to be able to show information in Indian regional languages such as Gujrati, Marathi, and Telugu. This is not a problem on devices which already have the respective Indian language fonts, but is when the fonts are not already present.
Various approaches were suggested ranging from creating custom fonts to creating smart language-aware font drawing/rendering mechanism. The final solution proved to be using the LWUIT resource editor to create bitmap fonts.
This discussion was selected for featuring because using localized custom fonts is a common solution for developers targeting broader markets.
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This webinar provides pointers you can use to undertake UX checks on your Series 40 full-touch apps, even if you have no formal experience in UX design. UX expert Jan Krebber reviews a checklist of the worst UX mistakes that he and colleagues found in real-world testing of apps. He points out the commonly made mistakes and provides specific solutions to these problems.
As usual for Nokia Developer UX webinars, it features exercises and has received follow-up treatment in a Nokia Developer Wiki article.
You can download the slides from this session at: http://www.slideshare.net/nokia-developer/ux-checklist-for-series-40-full-touch-apps
The related wiki article is here: Series 40 UX checklist webinar – companion article
Find out more about developing for Series 40 at: http://www.developer.nokia.com/Series40
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This week we have selected LWUIT Gestures Demo as our Featured Project. This Nokia Developer Example will be very useful for developers who want to use LWUIT and Gestures – it comes with well documented (wiki) source code, a good nice summary with graphics.
LWUIT Gestures Demo is a pseudo photo gallery option for Series 40 devices which enables the user to view the images in grid view mode which enables the user to re-position the images by long tapping them followed by dragging. Along with that if user makes a single tap on any of the image then image view mode gets activated in which user can view, zoom-in/zoom-out or pan the image.
Lastly a big thanks to all the people associated with this project for demonstrating that how LWUIT framework can be utilized easily & to its full extent.
- Vineet Jain (on behalf, Projects Moderation team)