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  1. #1
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    HELP :: is it possible to ALTER an EXISTING APPLICATION?

    I am only a user, I know little about programming, but :: I HAVE A PROBLEM
    I WANT TO MODIFY / ENHANCE THE CHINESE DICTIONARY WHICH IS A STANDARD APPLICATION OF MY 6108 series 40 phone.
    (it is programmed to match the preferences of a chinese user but not those of a foreigner)

    is it possible?
    how do i start?
    can I extract the source code?
    i cant seem to find tutorials that do not start from zero.
    your hint s tips and ideas are very much appreciated.

    thanks, lars

  2. #2
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    No it is not possible and the source code for it is not available.

    My advice for you is to send feedback to Nokia of the desired improvements and modifications so that those could be taken into account when designing future devices, assuming you don't see those improvements as a business case for an application you would like to sell, but rather improvements as an user of the phone. I also moved this thread from the C++ section into here under generic device discussion.

    You may also post (reply) those ideas to here and I can post those further within Nokia. So feedback is much appreciated.

    Shortly, for Series 40 devices the enabler and programming interface for developers is Java (MIDP), whereas for Series 60 and Series 80 also more powerful C++ is available. Though the applications coming with commercial phones are not available in source code, there are many other examples with source code available (both for Java and C++) within the Nokia SDKs and FN website.

    So for your device the Java MIDP would be the choice. Here are some starting points.
    http://www.forum.nokia.com/html_read...,,3639,00.html
    http://www.forum.nokia.com/java
    http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/0,,0333,00.html#java
    http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/0,,0...tml?model=6108

    Jarkko / Forum Nokia

  3. #3
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    jaaura, thanks for your fast reply.
    (even though its quite terrible news)

    my problem is only a display issue which some programmers simply didnt consider: (see my thread :: http://discussion.forum.nokia.com/fo...threadid=58799)

    if i was to write a java application, is it possible to make use of the existing table of characters / fonts / translations which is a part of the native software /memory ?

    or can i just ask a nokia engineer to write this simple patch? ;-) it would help many foreigners in china since there is nothing equivalent! nokia could probably sell it.

    with best regards

    lars

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