Part 1. Instructions on downloading FeedelSMS from your mobile phone and
"menu" choice of your mobile, select WEB. Almost all recent mobile
phones have this feature enabled. All recent phones sold by Cingular,
Sprint, and T-Mobile have been tested. PDAs sold by Verizon Wireless
have also been tested and verified.
"Go to URL" option.
for the site, type in "http://www.feedelix.com/FeedelSMS.html"
bring up a new screen on your mobile with the following choices where "FeedelSMS
jad file" is highlighted.
welcome to FeedelSMS
FeedelSMS jad file
FeedelSMS jar file
highlighted jad file and click on "OK". This will start downloading
FeedelSMS software to your mobile phone.
downloading should take only few seconds. Once the downloading is
completed, you are promoted to start the application.
As soon as
FeedelSMS is launched, you will be prompted to fill up the user settings
that save the user name and phone numbers.
setting to sign-up with the FeedeliX server.
You are now
ready to go to the Editor and compose and send your first-ever Ethiopic
SMS or IM.
Part 2. Using FeedelSMS Editor
FeedelSMS to launch the program. You will see the main menu
time you download the program, you will be asked to enter your name and
phone number to complete the mobile part of the registration.
Editor to start composing your Ethiopic SMS message. You can enter the
destination number here. You also have a choice to add the number you
just entered to your Address book which is also shared by your friends
list (FriendsList). Click on OK to go to the Feedel composer.
main menu, click on Editor to go to Feedel Editor. Let us now compose
the Amharic word "ሰላም".
Feedel uses what is called a "phonetic' representation. Ethiopic
characters are represented by equivalent-sounding Latin characters found
in most cell phone key-pads. On the phone key-board, click on "S".
This requires 4 taps on the "7" key. One tap will give you 'ፕ',
two taps "ቅ",
three taps "ር"
and four taps "ስ".
FeedelSMS always picks the 'ሳድስ'
version first because it is the most frequently occurring one.
To change from the "ስ"
character to the "ሰ",
tap on key '3' twice to access the vowel 'e'. This will repaint to the
new character 'ሰ'
you just entered.
The next character to be
composed is 'ል'.
This requires that you tap key '5' three times to get access to 'L'.
Once again the 'ሳድስ'
version will be displayed on the screen.
To change from the "ል"
character to the "ላ",
tap on key '1' one to access the vowel 'a'. This will repaint to the new
you just entered.
The last character to be
composed is 'ም'.
This requires that you tap key '6' once to get access to 'm'.
The message is now ready to
be sent. Click on the "Choice' option to get to the screen shown below.
From this screen, click on "Send Message' button to send your Ethiopic
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