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Easily Add Hebrew Fonts & Typing To Your BlackBerry Torch 9800

Capture on 08-15-2010 14-23-40 This is one of those niche topics but since the BlackBerry Torch 9800 came out I have been asked numerous times how to get it to be able type and read Hebrew fonts. NathanW let me know that Tully has put up the new language files for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on their site at

You just need to click on the link for the 9800 and it will install the new language files wirelessly. You will then need to reboot or pull the battery to get it to work but it does! I have been waiting for somebody to figure this out for the Torch and am very glad it happened so soon.

Hopefully somebody will get cracking on the other language files missing or RIM will just release and international build with all the languages. With the on screen keyboard it is MUCH easier to type in other languages!

PS: They have the Hebrew language files for quite a few other devices available at that same link.

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  1. Thanks Ronen for publishing this info and a special thanks for Tully for making this available so fast!!

  2. This is making me wonder, once again, how much Right-to-Left support is actually in the BlackBerry API. I haven’t seen any that jumped out at me, though I do remember seeing plenty in .NET WinForms back when I was working with that.

    It would definitely be interesting to try and tackle all those RtL/LtR issues when/if I get to add a Hebrew and/or Arabic localization to my app.

  3. and ur welcome for testing it on my device first 😉

  4. Nice info. Is this the only language that can be added or are there any other languages that could be added too?

    Also..(off topic) what apps are and are not available to the Torch?
    Opera, Bolt, pandora, slacker, capture it, poynt, endomonto, bitbop, uzard, google voice, google maps, messengers (yahoo, msn and google), bible, i caller…etc to name a few…lol 😀

  5. Thanks a mil

  6. it is my pleasure. i do not charge for the hebrew at all.
    to all…ENJOY


  7. How do you type in Hebrew? I installed and tried to follow the directions on the website but I don’t see “global” under mobile network.

  8. hi.
    thanks for the hebrew.
    one think is i cant set a specific alarm time on the calendar after installing the hebrew. is there something i can do about it?


  9. when im on hebrew mode, if im seting an event on the calendar i cant set a specific time because it only shows: dd/mm/yyyy ,and not the numbers of the hours to set.
    is there anything to do about it?

  10. it works. and if im configure the device to main language english and only typing in hebrew it makes it ok. but isnt any better way to stay in hebrew mode and that every thing will work smooth?

  11. i got the 9800 new from at&t 2 days ago so if there is a newer version than that i will love to upgrade

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