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      08-08-2011, 09:56 AM   #23
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Too bad for Thais like me.

All I can see is either squares or question marks.
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      08-08-2011, 10:48 PM   #24
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No choice cos the market is too small (even tho BMW AG owns the only assembly plant in that area). Sales of BMW in Thailand & Indonesia is only around 1k units per yr each (HK over 4k units), so the market is too small to customise individual parts.
For HK, they lumped it together with TW & CHN so the market is much bigger, same with ROK & JPN. Whts surprising is SIN, they should've offered sth there as their volumes are not small & BMW Asia's HQ is there as well.
TW bimmer has got a full traditional Chinese version of idrive.
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      08-09-2011, 12:15 AM   #25
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TW bimmer has got a full traditional Chinese version of idrive.
Cos they lumped TW with HKG/MAC & CHN. All cars sold in those 4 markets support chi. Remember both HKG & MAC are trad chi markets, so we get the same stuff as u.
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      08-09-2011, 01:39 AM   #26
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so after all, I think no luck in US
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      12-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #27
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what about f30 2012 version?
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      12-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #28
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BMW also dont make any simplified chinese character for Malaysian market car considered Malaysian is the biggest BMW market in SE Asia (More than 5k unit per year). and take into consideration that most buyers from Malaysia are Chinese speaking Malaysian.
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      12-08-2012, 05:24 AM   #29
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so after all, I think no luck in US
Yeah I think not. I cannot get Chinese to display correctly on my US F10
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      12-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #30
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On my 2013 550 with the new navi, It displays chinese characters when I load up songs on my USB stick.
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      12-08-2012, 02:06 PM   #31
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so after all, I think no luck in US
I have no trouble displaying Chinese

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      12-11-2012, 04:13 AM   #32
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I have no trouble displaying Chinese

Silver care to share how you did it?? this has been bugging me since i took delivery in april... i can't understand the thinking behind leaving the ability to display chinese characters out of the car... we are a very big market in north america... really doesn't make any sense... the car does about everything but read chinese!!! hahaha
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      12-11-2012, 09:20 AM   #33
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Silver care to share how you did it?? this has been bugging me since i took delivery in april... i can't understand the thinking behind leaving the ability to display chinese characters out of the car... we are a very big market in north america... really doesn't make any sense... the car does about everything but read chinese!!! hahaha
Go to Properties > Details Tab of each song file to change the album, artist and song name into Chinese.
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      12-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #34
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So I guess for 2013, they can read Chinese character? Can anyone with 13 F10 comment? Also, what version is your i-Drive?
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      12-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #35
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So I guess for 2013, they can read Chinese character? Can anyone with 13 F10 comment? Also, what version is your i-Drive?
Mine is Oct built 2013 F10.
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      12-11-2012, 10:43 PM   #36
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must be 2013 only.. damn this sucks haha oh well... thanks tho!! i guess i have to just keep on using the boxes or just change everything into pinyin haha
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      12-12-2012, 01:23 PM   #37
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Mine is Oct built 2013 F10.
Can you show us some screen shot?
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      12-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #38
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Can you show us some screen shot?
here you go:
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showpost...3&postcount=31

I will also take a snapshot of my iDrive version later today.
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      12-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #39
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actually a screen shot of your idrive version might help! it'll give us some hope that there might be a remote fix or update available haha
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      12-13-2012, 08:52 AM   #40
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actually a screen shot of your idrive version might help! it'll give us some hope that there might be a remote fix or update available haha

I found this through the Software Update section. Media: MN-01.020.022
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      12-14-2012, 03:33 AM   #41
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thanks for the reply man! i'll go check it out when i leave the house tomorrow!
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      12-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #42
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Showing Chinese using both iPod and USB Drive or just iPod?
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      01-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #43
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Friend just got a 2013 535i and test it with both iPod and USB stick...both display traditional Chinese...perfect...anyone know can we update the interface for 2011 or 2012 model year F10?
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      01-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #44
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To my knowledge, the 2013 F10 and some later build of 2012 F10 has the newer navigation system (HU_NBT module), while the earlier 2012 builts have the older navigation system (NU_CIC)... Me myself have the old CIC... Bad news is that the hardware between the two are physically different, and so to upgrade to NBT from CIC would require an extensive hardware retrofit and software update. And this would cost thousands of dollars
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