Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Mobile Phones - Problem with your mobile web browser?
Recently, I was having problems with my N82 web browser. Before this, it works perfectly well, almost at par with any IE7 or Mozilla Firefox browser on a PC. Suddenly, a few days back, the web browser starts to behave weirdly and some texts or fonts doesn't appear as shown on these screencaps far below.
I almost cracked my head thinking, what went wrong? Is it because I hacked my phone so I can install any unsigned application? Or is it because I changed the product code so I can view any arabic characters on my phone? Or is it infected by virus or something?
I tried all possible methods: Scan the phone using my mobile anti-virus and also my PC anti-virus - my phone is clean. Un-hacking the phone - unsuccessful. Reinstall the phone firmware - nothing changes. I almost reset it back to the factory setting, or even worse, reformat it again, luckily i didn't, for it is gonna be a very time-consuming & tiresome process! Then, i tried to find answers by googling it on my alternative mobile browser - the Opera Mini. Wallaweh...I found the possible cause and solution HERE. And..the best thing is, it works like a charm and now everything goes back to normal...hoorayyyy....and err...Alhamdulillah!
Let me paste some of the Q&A on the discussions.europe.nokia.com website that helps me in solving the problem:
Q: I can't see some texts when i open web sites in my mobile browser . you can see the screenshot in this link : http://metalika.googlepages.com/Screenshot0002.jpg
PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!
Reply 1: Have you recently installed a Ramadan application? If so, try uninstalling it (and contact the developer for fixing it, if it is to blame).
Reply 2: yes.i installed the quran application . but when i trying to delete it ,come in screen unable to delete files . how can i delet this application???
Ahh...don't waste time! Let me jump to the answers that help me in solving the problem:
SOLUTION: You don't need to format your phone or uninstall Quran application. I had the same problem on my Nokia N95 8G and I resolved it as follow :
- from c:\windows\fonts on my PC , I copied arial.ttf,
verdana.ttf, tahoma.ttf to e:\ressource\fonts on my phone
- restart phone
Both Quran and web-Browser applications work fine.
*Screencaps of the problematic web-browser before the solution is found.