Hebrew For Android!

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I just got the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update and, amongst other really cool new features, it features Hebrew support! I was able to access Mechon Mamre’s library (http://www.mechon-mamre.org/) and lots of other Hebrew sites and content. I can even now see Hebrew in my Gmail app and in various other apps throughout the phone. If you have a Droid (like me) and want to get the Froyo update before it gets pushed to you OTA, check this article out for a quick and easy way to get the update without breaking any rules.

[UPDATE: I would recommend using the “ללא ניקוד” (non-vowelized) versions of Mechon Mamre (Tanach is available chaser (בכתיב המסורה) and maaleh (בכתיב מלא), because the vowel support isn’t that good (read: doesn’t work)]

Also be sure to check out our previous articles about Judaism and Hebrew on the Android Platform: [http://www.frumhacks.com/2010/03/android-apps-i-would-love-to-see/] [http://www.frumhacks.com/2010/02/android-rundown/]

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    • Elad
    • September 11th, 2010

    What about writing in Hebrew, could you do that?

    • Adam Simon
    • September 16th, 2010

    Yes you can! Check out my post about Mikledet (http://www.frumhacks.com/2010/08/how-did-i-forget-mikledet-amazing-online-hebrew-keyboard/) which works on mobile devices including Android. In addition, there are a number of Hebrew keyboard packs, AnySoft for example has a Hebrew extension.

    • rafael
    • January 29th, 2012

    what about with an htc evo shift for sprint? i would love to be able to read from mechon mamre on the phone

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