Hebrew on Android Phones
I find it extremely helpful to review vocabulary using a flashcard app on my Droid Incredible. Instead of having to carry around, and shuffle through, stacks of flashcards, all I need is my phone.
However, I have run into some difficulties with Hebrew. Hebrew characters were not supported at all until the recent Android 2.2 (Froyo) update. Now, Hebrew characters are supported, but the vowel pointings are all misaligned. Shin always shows up as Sin, and the vowels are all between the consonants rather than directly under them. I can't figure out why.
Android uses a unicode font called DroidSansHebrew.ttf. I know in unicode, the vowel pointings usually shift automatically depending on which characters are before/after them. But, it looks like that automatic shifting just isn't happening.
Has anyone else had this same issue? Is there anything I can do to fix it?
I can't find any information about this anywhere, so any help would be much appreciated.
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