Is Hebrew assistance constructed right into Android?
Here is my understanding as a programmer :
Android 1.5 - 2.1 : Right - to - left assistance is constructed - in, yet the majority of ROMs do not have the letters. This suggests that Hebrew in the majority of applications will certainly turn up as boxes (yet in the proper order). This does permit specific applications to include their very own typefaces and also therefore present Hebrew appropriately.
Android 2.2 : The default system typefaces currently include Hebrew personalities. Right - to - left format still functions. (Although the regulations for validation did adjustment, aggravatingly.) Based upon some bug records, Google did not yet take into consideration assistance for appropriate - to - left languages to be last in this variation. (Note the remarks by Google designers, such as Romain Guy below : https://review.source.android.com/#change,15955).
Android 2.3 : The SDK has actually been launched, yet no updates for real tools. The SDK does include a Hebrew place for the first time (http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.3.html#locs).
Additionally note that place assistance inevitably relies on the supplier of the real tool (either the service provider or mobile phone supplier). They might pick to remove places they regard useless to conserve room, or they might pick to add some that they regard vital for their target audience.
Froyo/Android 2.2 included assistance for presenting message in Hebrew and also Arabic (to name a few languages), consisting of the needed fonts.
However, previous variations do not have Hebrew support in the stock source, though I would certainly not be stunned if a tool manufacturer included assistance to their tool on an advertisement - hoc basis.