F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Navigation, iDrive, Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics > Displaying Chinese characters in iDrive
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #23
steppyf30
New Member
 
Drives: F30/E93
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Asia

Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by clarence View Post
When is ur date of production?
Its early 2012.
steppyf30 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 10:27 AM   #24
clarence
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: F30 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 1,544
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by steppyf30 View Post
Its early 2012.
Then it can't display Asian fonts cos SGP-spec uses EU-spec CIC.
clarence is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 11:45 PM   #25
steppyf30
New Member
 
Drives: F30/E93
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Asia

Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by clarence View Post
Then it can't display Asian fonts cos SGP-spec uses EU-spec CIC.
Thanks clarence!
steppyf30 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 03:25 AM   #26
KellerKiller
Second Lieutenant
 
KellerKiller's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i M, EBII, mit alles
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Circulating AZ

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

I have some Russian music on my ipod. Itunes and the ipod displays the Russian characters. My car has the Tech package, so enhanced bluetooth, navi, etc. The idrive displays the Russian perfectly without changing any settings. It's just displaying what the ipod has. I don't see why Chinese would be any different.

However, in the 128i without navi/ idrive that I had as a loaner, it would only bring up asterisks when my Russian music came on... Hope that helps...
KellerKiller is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-22-2013, 03:58 AM   #27
clarence
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: F30 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 1,544
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by KellerKiller View Post
I have some Russian music on my ipod. Itunes and the ipod displays the Russian characters. My car has the Tech package, so enhanced bluetooth, navi, etc. The idrive displays the Russian perfectly without changing any settings. It's just displaying what the ipod has. I don't see why Chinese would be any different.

However, in the 128i without navi/ idrive that I had as a loaner, it would only bring up asterisks when my Russian music came on... Hope that helps...
Hong Kong/Macau/China & Taiwan have specific part numbers for CIC, & only those markets can display Chinese fonts.
Russian is different cos the Cyrillic script is one of the 3 official EU scripts (after Latin & Greek).
clarence is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2013, 05:25 PM   #28
wmo168
Lieutenant
 
Drives: '14 M235i AW
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South Florida

Posts: 555
iTrader: (0)

The new professional navi system will not be on 2013 F30 except for Active Hybird and 5 series which build after Nov 2012.

There is a post on it about this new system. I own several BMW and it is a bummer that it doesn't display any chinese characters. The old Exx radio does display it on the Amber matrix screen along with Mini. It is sad but I guess the new system will do that now.

VW, Audi, MBenz has been able to display other characters long ago before BMW does that.
__________________
InTransit [14' M235i F22 AW-ED 06/16/14] RETIRED [12' 335i F30 AW-ED 05/01/11 PCD 07/01/11] [11' M3 E93 MW-ED 08/13/09 PCD 10/14/09] [09' 135i E82 AW] [07' 335i E90 SB]

[ED Photo 12'] [ED Photo 11'] [ED Photo 09'] [PCD Photo 09']
wmo168 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #29
1lyfe
Major
 
1lyfe's Avatar
 
Drives: AW F30 328i Xdrive
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,041
iTrader: (1)

I've spent 2 weeks trying to make idrive show chinese languages through coding but no luck...
the option to set it to chinese through coding is there. but the font doesnt not exist in the system and it cannot display chinese.
another thing is the CIC system in asia countries have a different part number than the rest of the world.
the 5 series can code and display chinese is the cluster underneath speedo and taco but still cant display on idrive, no luck for F30s.

sucks for me since i only listen to chinese music and all i get are squares so i dont even know what songs im listening to. and i refuse to change over 10 k songs to english manually lol
1lyfe is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 10:11 PM   #30
Aritaurus
Captain
 
Aritaurus's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto

Posts: 827
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1lyfe View Post
I've spent 2 weeks trying to make idrive show chinese languages through coding but no luck...
the option to set it to chinese through coding is there. but the font doesnt not exist in the system and it cannot display chinese.
another thing is the CIC system in asia countries have a different part number than the rest of the world.
the 5 series can code and display chinese is the cluster underneath speedo and taco but still cant display on idrive, no luck for F30s.

sucks for me since i only listen to chinese music and all i get are squares so i dont even know what songs im listening to. and i refuse to change over 10 k songs to english manually lol
lol, bimmerretrofit is selling a NBT retrofit kit for $1899.99; you can probably upgrade your stock non-iDrive to that and your problem will be solved.

I think NBT uses the same CIC screen and controller so if they would sell me the NBT head unit for $1000 or cheaper, I'll try it!

http://bimmerretrofit.com/store/inde...&product_id=63

Last edited by Aritaurus; 03-06-2013 at 10:16 PM.
Aritaurus is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2013, 10:26 PM   #31
1lyfe
Major
 
1lyfe's Avatar
 
Drives: AW F30 328i Xdrive
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,041
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aritaurus View Post
lol, bimmerretrofit is selling a NBT retrofit kit for $1899.99; you can probably upgrade your stock non-iDrive to that and your problem will be solved.

I think NBT uses the same CIC screen and controller so if they would sell me the NBT head unit for $1000 or cheaper, I'll try it!

http://bimmerretrofit.com/store/inde...&product_id=63
are you sure their NBT systems have asian language display?
they say they can code it in but it will cost extra and thats done after installation.
1lyfe is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-07-2013, 01:14 AM   #32
Aritaurus
Captain
 
Aritaurus's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto

Posts: 827
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1lyfe View Post
are you sure their NBT systems have asian language display?
they say they can code it in but it will cost extra and thats done after installation.
We'll probably have to wait and see how the MY2014s turn out before thinking about this.

I have a feeling you'll be able to code it to read Chinese characters on NBT but not make the menus Chinese.
Aritaurus is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-07-2013, 04:52 AM   #33
also1412
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: F30
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: London

Posts: 30
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aritaurus View Post
We'll probably have to wait and see how the MY2014s turn out before thinking about this.

I have a feeling you'll be able to code it to read Chinese characters on NBT but not make the menus Chinese.
I am sure NBT has native UTF8 display support and all the fonts embedded - that is how the system should be architected in the first place. I have friends with NBT in the UK with BMW apps using douban.fm nicely. For CIC, BMW deliberately removed the CJK support from the QNX system in order to make 2 streams of the unit and sold it differently (if you look on the catalogue you see CIC for China and Hong Kong has a different serial than the ones in US/EU)

It sucks.
also1412 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST