Hindi Support

Hello Every one,

I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in India
And we are using ODK for the data collection.
Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same on
android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi.

Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev font) on
android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone.

··· -- Regards Madhur 9718345506

We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a
temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue
comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with
selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to
going the image route for now.

Gaetano

··· On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija wrote: > Hello Every one, > > I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in India > And we are using ODK for the data collection. > Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same on > android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi. > > Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev font) on > android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone. > > -- > Regards > Madhur > 9718345506 >

Our text renderer is available here:
http://xlsform.bitnamiapp.com/font_renderer/
It's not perfect, I believe Devanagri works but I can't guarantee Krutidev
will come out right. (Also, pay no attention to the font filename field.
You can enter the text without specifying the font.)
Regards,
-Nathan

··· On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Gaetano Borriello < gaetano@cs.washington.edu> wrote:

We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a
temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue
comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with
selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to
going the image route for now.

Gaetano

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hello Every one,

I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in India
And we are using ODK for the data collection.
Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same on
android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi.

Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev font)
on
android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone.

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

Hi Gaetano
Please share the pointers for this.

Thanks
--Deepak

··· On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Gaetano Borriello < gaetano@cs.washington.edu> wrote:

We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a
temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue
comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with
selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to
going the image route for now.

Gaetano

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hello Every one,

I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in India
And we are using ODK for the data collection.
Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same on
android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi.

Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev font)
on
android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone.

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

--
Deepak Sharma
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rikindia

Can you tell me how image route could work?
So I think it would work fine in case of multiple choice questioners with
the help of images. If it is possible?

··· On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Gaetano Borriello < gaetano@cs.washington.edu> wrote:

We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a
temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue
comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with
selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to
going the image route for now.

Gaetano

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hello Every one,

I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in India
And we are using ODK for the data collection.
Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same on
android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi.

Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev font)
on
android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone.

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

Hi Gaetano Borriello,

Please tell something that i can do with images?

··· On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Gaetano Borriello < gaetano@cs.washington.edu> wrote:

We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a
temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue
comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with
selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to
going the image route for now.

Gaetano

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hello Every one,

I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in India
And we are using ODK for the data collection.
Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same on
android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi.

Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev font)
on
android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone.

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

When you design a form, you can have a prompt consist of text, images
or some combination of the two.

For example, if you have a question with "Enter your name" in a
scripted language, you can type out that phrase in say Microsoft Word,
take a screenshot of it, and use that instead of the text.

The text renderer that Nathan pointed to at
http://xlsform.bitnamiapp.com/font_renderer automates the image
generation process. You don't have to take screenshots, you just give
it the text you want to be converted to a picture, the language, the
font size, and it automatically creates the screenshots.

Once you have those images, the body section of the form XML, it would
look like this.

And in the section above the body, you'd have something like this.

jr://images/name_in_hindi.png

As detailed in http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/itext, the
media files (name_in_hindi.png) should be placed in /[external storage
directory]/odk/forms/[formname]-media. For example, for the form
birds.xml, the media would go into /sdcard/odk/forms/birds-media.

If you are designing the form with XLSForm,
http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/xlsform/ has more details
about how to design a multimedia form. Look in the Media section.

We have other discussions on Hindi in the archives. It might be good
to look at those
http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit/search?group=opendatakit&q=hindi.

Finally, http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/source/browse?repo=forms
has some examples of multimedia forms. Take a look at Birds, Miramare,
and New Widgets. These same forms are online at
http://opendatakit.appspot.com if you want to try them out on a
server.

Hope that helps,

Yaw

··· On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 20:17, Madhur Hasija wrote: > Hi Gaetano Borriello, > > Please tell something that i can do with images? > > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Gaetano Borriello wrote: >> >> We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a >> temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue >> comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with >> selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to >> going the image route for now. >> >> Gaetano >> >> >> >> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija wrote: >> > Hello Every one, >> > >> > I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in >> > India >> > And we are using ODK for the data collection. >> > Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same on >> > android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi. >> > >> > Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev font) >> > on >> > android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone. >> > >> > -- >> > Regards >> > Madhur >> > 9718345506 >> > > > > > > -- > Regards > Madhur > 9718345506 >

Hi Yaw,

I understood that but i want to ask you something.
Where will the images be uploaded to the app instance. and how will the
uploaded images get downloaded directly to the ODK Collect on the SDCard on
the mobile while we download the forms on ODK collect.

··· On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Yaw Anokwa wrote:

When you design a form, you can have a prompt consist of text, images
or some combination of the two.

For example, if you have a question with "Enter your name" in a
scripted language, you can type out that phrase in say Microsoft Word,
take a screenshot of it, and use that instead of the text.

The text renderer that Nathan pointed to at
http://xlsform.bitnamiapp.com/font_renderer automates the image
generation process. You don't have to take screenshots, you just give
it the text you want to be converted to a picture, the language, the
font size, and it automatically creates the screenshots.

Once you have those images, the body section of the form XML, it would
look like this.

And in the section above the body, you'd have something like this.

jr://images/name_in_hindi.png

As detailed in http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/itext, the
media files (name_in_hindi.png) should be placed in /[external storage
directory]/odk/forms/[formname]-media. For example, for the form
birds.xml, the media would go into /sdcard/odk/forms/birds-media.

If you are designing the form with XLSForm,
http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/xlsform/ has more details
about how to design a multimedia form. Look in the Media section.

We have other discussions on Hindi in the archives. It might be good
to look at those
http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit/search?group=opendatakit&q=hindi
.

Finally, http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/source/browse?repo=forms
has some examples of multimedia forms. Take a look at Birds, Miramare,
and New Widgets. These same forms are online at
http://opendatakit.appspot.com if you want to try them out on a
server.

Hope that helps,

Yaw

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 20:17, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hi Gaetano Borriello,

Please tell something that i can do with images?

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Gaetano Borriello gaetano@cs.washington.edu wrote:

We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a
temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue
comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with
selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to
going the image route for now.

Gaetano

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hello Every one,

I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in
India
And we are using ODK for the data collection.
Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same on
android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi.

Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev
font)

on
android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone.

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

If you upload the form in Aggregate, it'll give you a chance to upload
the multimedia. http://opendatakit.org/use/form-uploader/ is another
way of doing multimedia form uploads.

When you download forms from Aggregate, it will automatically download
the multimedia.

··· On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 02:17, Madhur Hasija wrote: > Hi Yaw, > > I understood that but i want to ask you something. > Where will the images be uploaded to the app instance. and how will the > uploaded images get downloaded directly to the ODK Collect on the SDCard on > the mobile while we download the forms on ODK collect. > > > > On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Yaw Anokwa wrote: >> >> When you design a form, you can have a prompt consist of text, images >> or some combination of the two. >> >> For example, if you have a question with "Enter your name" in a >> scripted language, you can type out that phrase in say Microsoft Word, >> take a screenshot of it, and use that instead of the text. >> >> The text renderer that Nathan pointed to at >> http://xlsform.bitnamiapp.com/font_renderer automates the image >> generation process. You don't have to take screenshots, you just give >> it the text you want to be converted to a picture, the language, the >> font size, and it automatically creates the screenshots. >> >> Once you have those images, the body section of the form XML, it would >> look like this. >> >> >> >> >> >> And in the section above the body, you'd have something like this. >> >> >> jr://images/name_in_hindi.png >> >> >> As detailed in http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/itext, the >> media files (name_in_hindi.png) should be placed in /[external storage >> directory]/odk/forms/[formname]-media. For example, for the form >> birds.xml, the media would go into /sdcard/odk/forms/birds-media. >> >> If you are designing the form with XLSForm, >> http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/xlsform/ has more details >> about how to design a multimedia form. Look in the Media section. >> >> We have other discussions on Hindi in the archives. It might be good >> to look at those >> >> http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit/search?group=opendatakit&q=hindi. >> >> Finally, http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/source/browse?repo=forms >> has some examples of multimedia forms. Take a look at Birds, Miramare, >> and New Widgets. These same forms are online at >> http://opendatakit.appspot.com if you want to try them out on a >> server. >> >> Hope that helps, >> >> Yaw >> >> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 20:17, Madhur Hasija wrote: >> > Hi Gaetano Borriello, >> > >> > Please tell something that i can do with images? >> > >> > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Gaetano Borriello wrote: >> >> >> >> We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a >> >> temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue >> >> comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with >> >> selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to >> >> going the image route for now. >> >> >> >> Gaetano >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija wrote: >> >> > Hello Every one, >> >> > >> >> > I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in >> >> > India >> >> > And we are using ODK for the data collection. >> >> > Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same >> >> > on >> >> > android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi. >> >> > >> >> > Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev >> >> > font) >> >> > on >> >> > android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone. >> >> > >> >> > -- >> >> > Regards >> >> > Madhur >> >> > 9718345506 >> >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > -- >> > Regards >> > Madhur >> > 9718345506 >> > > > > > > -- > Regards > Madhur > 9718345506 >

Thank's Yaw. I saw that today when i was trying it again.......

Thanks for your support..... :slight_smile:

··· On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Yaw Anokwa wrote:

If you upload the form in Aggregate, it'll give you a chance to upload
the multimedia. http://opendatakit.org/use/form-uploader/ is another
way of doing multimedia form uploads.

When you download forms from Aggregate, it will automatically download
the multimedia.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 02:17, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hi Yaw,

I understood that but i want to ask you something.
Where will the images be uploaded to the app instance. and how will the
uploaded images get downloaded directly to the ODK Collect on the SDCard
on
the mobile while we download the forms on ODK collect.

On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Yaw Anokwa yanokwa@gmail.com wrote:

When you design a form, you can have a prompt consist of text, images
or some combination of the two.

For example, if you have a question with "Enter your name" in a
scripted language, you can type out that phrase in say Microsoft Word,
take a screenshot of it, and use that instead of the text.

The text renderer that Nathan pointed to at
http://xlsform.bitnamiapp.com/font_renderer automates the image
generation process. You don't have to take screenshots, you just give
it the text you want to be converted to a picture, the language, the
font size, and it automatically creates the screenshots.

Once you have those images, the body section of the form XML, it would
look like this.

And in the section above the body, you'd have something like this.

jr://images/name_in_hindi.png

As detailed in http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/itext, the
media files (name_in_hindi.png) should be placed in /[external storage
directory]/odk/forms/[formname]-media. For example, for the form
birds.xml, the media would go into /sdcard/odk/forms/birds-media.

If you are designing the form with XLSForm,
http://opendatakit.org/help/form-design/xlsform/ has more details
about how to design a multimedia form. Look in the Media section.

We have other discussions on Hindi in the archives. It might be good
to look at those

http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit/search?group=opendatakit&q=hindi
.

Finally, http://code.google.com/p/opendatakit/source/browse?repo=forms
has some examples of multimedia forms. Take a look at Birds, Miramare,
and New Widgets. These same forms are online at
http://opendatakit.appspot.com if you want to try them out on a
server.

Hope that helps,

Yaw

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 20:17, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hi Gaetano Borriello,

Please tell something that i can do with images?

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Gaetano Borriello gaetano@cs.washington.edu wrote:

We've done a few forms now using images for the script. This is a
temporary measure until Android 4.0 is more prevalent. The issue
comes in for text entry. So it only really works well for forms with
selects and numerical entry. Let us know if you want pointers to
going the image route for now.

Gaetano

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Madhur Hasija madhurh@iiitd.ac.in wrote:

Hello Every one,

I am working on a project for primary health care in Rural areas in
India
And we are using ODK for the data collection.
Though ODK support Hindi. But the issue arises while doing the same
on
android 2.2 or 2.3 for which we want to get the support of Hindi.

Do you have any idea about supporting Hindi(Devanagri or krutidev
font)
on
android 2.2 or 2.3 without rooting the Phone.

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

--
Regards
Madhur
9718345506

For anyone looking for more information on this subject, we've added a help
page to the ODK site here:
http://opendatakit.org/help/image-based-forms/
Additionally, there is a newer, better documented version of the text
renderer available here:
http://23.21.114.69/text_renderer/

Regards,
-Nathan