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J-OS and SuperWaba problem
« on: April 15, 2006, 05:53:40 AM »
I have a PalmTX.  It is running version 5.61 of SuperWaba (PalmOS5 16bit edition).
http://www.superwaba.org/install/

I have also used PalmStackz with version 5.55 of SuperWaba: Palm OS 5 devices (ARM).
http://www.stackz.com/Stackz/palm/PalmStackz.htm

I have a dictionary program called "Wdic" installed on my PDA.
http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~ekuta/wdic.html

I use the Wdic program to access the "Eijiro" Japanese-English dictionary.
http://www.eijiro.jp/

But, I cannot access the dictionary directly since there are no Japanese fonts on my PDA.  Therefore I use a program called "J-OS" to enable Japanese support on my PDA (specifically J-OS for TungstenT 2.4r2).
http://www.palmgear.com/satellite/index.cfm?siteid=32
http://simple-palm.com/index.html

PalmStackz is incompatible with the J-OS program.  The problem is actually from SuperWaba rather than PalmStackz.  When I open SuperWaba then I just get a white box with no writing.  Then a blue screen will open with a black bar at the top.  There is a black bar for a menu bar.  There is only one option on the menu bar.  It is a black space that corresponds to the Exit option.  If you select it then the program will end.

The main screen of PalmStackz doesn't come up.  Only a white screen with a scroll bar on the right of the screen comes up.  There is a visible menu bar, but it is blacked out and there are no words.  There is only one option on the menu bar.  It is a white space that corresponds to the Exit option.  If you select it then the program will end.

PalmStackz will work if J-OS is turned off.  But, it doesn't work if J-OS is turned on.  Unfortunately to turn off Japanese mode you have to do a soft reset.  This takes a couple moments and is a pain if you want to use PalmStackz.  There are several Chinese programs to enable Chinese on a PDA and none of them require a soft-reset, so hopefully later J-OS can use the same technique.

This isn't a PalmStackz problem.  But, is there any way Stackz could influence SuperWaba to work with J-OS?  SuperWaba is opensource.  Or even better, could Stackz communicate with the author of J-OS to enable J-OS to work with SuperWaba (YAMADA Tatsushi: yamada (a) simple-palm.com)?

J-OS comes with a patch to enable pTunes to work with J-OS (pTunesFix).  Before the patch pTunes would crash with J-OS enabled.  Maybe a similar patch could be made for SuperWaba.

I'd figure many Palm users that use PalmStackz for Japanese would use the Eijiro dictionary (its only 2000 yen and has 1.7 million entries, so cool).

Has anyone figured out a work-around for this at the moment?

 

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