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agiannaros
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-14-2008
My Device: Bold
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Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

I just bought a new BB Bold from Etisalat in UAE (the national provider). After setting up I realized that there is no Greek input language. I am Greek but work in Dubai and have to answer emails in Greek and search in my Address Book for Greek names. My previous BB a 8820, also from Etisalat, had the Greek input language!

 

Is there a way to install the Greek input language? Where can I download the file?

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mebonkers
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-15-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

Hi,

 

i have the solution for you, its gonna be a bit long...

 

if you are a bit of a tech wiz, it shouldnt be a problem, if not, i will have to guide you how to do so step by step or maybe do it for you since i also live in uae-duabi...

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agiannaros
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-14-2008
My Device: Bold

Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

I know my way around in computers. Send me your suggestion and if I am stucked I will ask for your help. Thanks a lot.
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sakis39
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-15-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

I have same problem I am in Montreal Canada

Would you please e mail me the prcedure of how to add Greek in the input language

my e mail

mitchg@videotron.ca

 

Thanks a lot

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Sergk
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Registered: ‎10-16-2008
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Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

Could this solution be applied to BlackBerry 8830? Thank You in advance.
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agiannaros
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-14-2008
My Device: Bold

Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

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I managed to solve the problem and have Greek input language on my Bold. The procedure involved reinstalling the complete O.S. with one that supports multilingual input.

 

The list of official software can be found at http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp

 

For instructions on how to uninstall and reinstall your software do a Google or other search with the terms: proper upgrade procedure for blackberry

 

Also check this thread http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=Bold&thread.id=2372

 

However, this is a very risky procedure and I don't know if it voids any guarantees, but it worked for me. Do it at your own risk.

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eltawil
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎10-10-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Bold
My Carrier: Rogers Wireless

Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

@agiannaros: By the way, when you bought your BlackBerry Bold from Etisalat, did it come with Arabic characters on the keyboard or just English characters? I am just curious to know.


Ahmed Eltawil
Senior Systems Developer
IES Group Inc.

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agiannaros
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-14-2008
My Device: Bold

Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

Yes it has arabic characters on the keyboard and as I was told from now on all Blackberrys sold from Etisalat will have arabic characters on the keyboard. At the moment there are only some 8310 with English only keyboard.
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Aristotle
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-13-2008
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

Can you pls tell me if you installed the US version of the application, or one of the European ones in order to get the Greek keyboard? Also, did your Bold convert all dialogs in Greek, or you can only type in Greek with English dialogs?


Thanks.

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agiannaros
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-14-2008
My Device: Bold

Re: Greek input language on BB Bold 9000

I installed one of the European ones, actually one from the Greek operators. This had many European languages but during installation I selected only Greek.

 

The Bold is in English, I can only type in Greek: ie lookup names in Address Book in Greek, type an email in Greek, etc.

 

Regards 

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