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how can i add a new language to iOS?? do i have to create a language pack to do it?? PLEASE help...

iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Reply by Tom Gewecke on Jun 5, 2011 3:29 AM Helpful

shafna wrote:


i need to make my device display in "sinhala" language


What do you mean by "display"?  If it is just to read and write the script for email and websites, then all you need is a Unicode font and a keyboard layout.  iOS already has the font:  Sinhala Sangam MN.  So it can already display Unicode Sinhala (සිංහල) text.  Non-unicode Sinhala would never be supported.


If you need to have the entire user interface in Sinhala, then you have to add all the localization files which translate every menu, dialog, and warning into that language.

Reply by Tom Gewecke on Jun 5, 2011 6:13 AM Helpful

shafna wrote:


what about the keyboard?? is that available or do i have to create that too???



Yes, you would have to create a keyboard layout.  There is, however, an app called IndicNotes which already has layouts for several other languages, and it would probably be easy to modify that (or ask the author to do so).


Have you already joined the iOS developer program?

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