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    hi! to all,

    Garmin XT on WinMo runs an "ABCD" keyboard
    I searched on Google then in the forum, but couldn't find any valuable answer to this question:
    is it possible to change WinMo Garmin XT keyboard for an "AZERTY" one (sorry ... I'm French)?

    thank you for your help and hints
    Laurent

    I recently discovered this site: it's great, with some stuff I didn't see elsewhere
    I get addicted !!!

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    Which device do you have, which language is it running and which WM Version?
    I checked with my HP Ipaq 4700 running WM 6.5 and its offering the english QWERTY Keyboard.
    Maybe you can add a french keyboard to your device, then you can select it in the options, like I can select Chinese

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    thank you for your answer tom1807
    I have an HTC HD2 with French ROM running WM6.5
    when I look in:
    A] Tools/Settings/System
    I just have the option (2nd page) "Device with keyboard = YES - NO"
    which I answer NO ... as my device has only a virtual one
    B] Tools/Settings/Display
    I just have the option "Keyboards" with a list of local keyboards
    in which I check the French one box

    I restart the app and end up with ... the ABCD keyboard!!!
    wich files in which folders are the keyboards I could add you're mentioning?

    thank you for your help
    regards
    Laurent

    I keep on Googling for my question and stumbled on these 2 sites
    OK it's in French BUT ...
    this one [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    is a 3 years old Garmin XT test saying the keyboard is only ABCD in "Une ergonomie perfectible"
    so ... nothing changed in between???
    this one [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    is only 2 years old and says the NUVI keyboard can be changed to AZERTY editing the French.GTT file
    but ... I can't find this file in my Garmin XT folders!!!

    my question remains up to date

    well ... I searched in the forum and didn't find this tweak
    (BTW is there a multiple words search option? - couldn't find it in the Thread: How to post,search and other tips)
    so if Mods or Admins feel this useful for NUVI users, I'll make a translation

    Laurent
    Last edited by LpubV; 6th January 2011 at 22:51. Reason: additional info

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    When you enable the French keyboard, you can access the extra French characters by clicking on button on the right bottom.

    Another option is to use the Asian version which let you input the text using the installed keyboards on your windows mobile. The only feature you will miss in the Asian version is the French interface.

    Download the latest Asian version from here:
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    After the usual installation process, copy any font you like to the directory \Storage card\Garmin\Font and rename the font to Chinese.ttf . The program won't work without this file. Now run the program and find your way to the page where you set the language to English and Enjoy!!

 

 

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