Any other language besides English for Casio watches?

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    Any other language besides English for Casio watches?

    I was curious to see if Casio ever made a watch with an alternate language from English? I'm sure that the programming wouldn't be that big of change & I'm sure that there must be a market for it as well. Seiko often made their day wheels with multiple languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese & even Roman numerals) & it has made some of their watches more collectible. Has anyone ever seen anything besides English on their digital watches?

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    Re: Any other language besides English for Casio watches?

    I've had a couple with Japanese LCD information, but I sold them because I couldn't read it! They weren't G-shocks, though, just random Casio gimmick watches.

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    Re: Any other language besides English for Casio watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowback View Post
    I was curious to see if Casio ever made a watch with an alternate language from English? I'm sure that the programming wouldn't be that big of change & I'm sure that there must be a market for it as well. Seiko often made their day wheels with multiple languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese & even Roman numerals) & it has made some of their watches more collectible. Has anyone ever seen anything besides English on their digital watches?

    It depends on the display area's height, if it only has 7 dots for the height it's just enough for characters like ABC, 123...

    - 7x5 grid : good for Latin characters, very simple symbols.

    - 16x16 grid : good for Latin characters + Symbols + Simple non-Latin characters.

    - 24x24 grid : good for most languages.

    So it doesn't just require programming, but a little of hardware too.
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    Re: Any other language besides English for Casio watches?

    In this hybrid text we can see that simple Chinese words can be squeezed in a 12x12 grid, but this resolution might not be good enough for complex words (eg Traditional Chinese).

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    Re: Any other language besides English for Casio watches?

    I think you can change the language of the day of week in several Casios: DB-36, WV-59, AQ-S810W (just examples).

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    Probably not what you meant, but it is Chinese

    I think the DW-9350 Raysman was the first model that had both ISO Latin Script (English) characters as Kanji characters. The GW-100 (Antman) has only Kanji interface. Luckily there is also the Japanese only manual .

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