Add Persian (Farsi) notification support


Please add display instinct support for Persian (Farsi) characters, which is very similar to Arabic characters, with some (less than 8) character differences...

People from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Pakistan and some from Bahrain, Iraq, India and european countries text in Persian (Farsi).

Full persian support is not what i said, just support to display smart notifications written in Persian.

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  • I didn't know anyone who owns an APAC version..

    Check out threads in the Instict forum mentioning APAC - there is a number of  Instinct APAC owners here. Try pinging them by posting to their thread - I believe the private messaging does not work here (or you have to allow it explicitly). Reuesting a friendship could get their attention perhaps too.

    Can i install APAC firmware on my Instinct Tactical?

    I am not sure about that. I would tell it should be possible, but there is a note on the Update page, telling:

    "WARNING: If this software is uploaded to a device other than that for which it is designed, you will not be able to operate that device. If attempts to upload software fail, you may need to return the device to Garmin® for service."

    And it is unclear whether it concerns only watches different than Instinct, or different than Instinct APAC too. Personally I would be a bit scared by the possibility to brick the watch. If you try it, be aware of the risk.

    The APAC firmware 5.70 is below. There is the version 6.10 just about to be released in a few hours.

  • Can i install APAC firmware on my Instinct Tactical?

    No you can not, but there is a workaround another user posted a while back.  If the APAC version indeed supports Farsi, someone with that file will have to send it to you.  You then have to put the file in the Garmin folder, rename the file to one your watch currently supports and then select that language file as default.

  • If the APAC version indeed supports Farsi, someone with that file will have to send it to you.

    The language file will not be usable if the watch does not have the Farsi alphabet. The file only translates texts, menus, and labels of the watch. It won't help with the notifications and messages coming from the phone.

    And as for the translation of the language file to Farsi - although this is not what MMKH was looking for, in fact he could do it himself, and even without having the Farsi alphabet on the watch. As long as he can use Arabic (and Latin) letters for transcribing the Farsi texts, there will be no problem.

    He could even try using the true Farsi alphabet, and see how it displays on the watch. If Farsi characters from the language file display all right on the watch, it may mean that the problem with displaying Farsi notifications may be caused by wrong parsing either by the phone, the GC app, or the watch, but the existence of the Farsi fonts would show that fixing it should be relatively easy.