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Best font for Captivate?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tdrew, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. tdrew

    tdrew Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've seen lots of comments about the default font that comes on the Captivate, and many have said they are using 3rd party fonts as replacements. Which one does everyone seem to think is the best, for readability (is that even a word?)?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. ScaGin

    ScaGin Newbie

    That's a hard question, depends on your taste. What I did was try several different fonts until I found one that went with my page design. And yes readability was a factor. I found that some were really too small.
  3. rrrrramos

    rrrrramos Member

    I'm using the "Comforta" font and I like it a lot. Nice and clear, easy to read, and the big part (for me) is that the exclamation points don't look like I's or L's. I was using the popular "CaviarDreams" font and ran into the problem. 'Cool!!!!!' looked like someone REALLY liked using their L's haha.
  4. Miss Roxy

    Miss Roxy Member

    It really depends on your taste, but I like Kabel ITC.
  5. Podsama

    Podsama Lurker

    Helvetica Neue. Best purchase I ever made.

    It's very readable, good kerning for all those font nerds out there.

    Sent from my Samsung Captivate
  6. CaCHooKa Man

    CaCHooKa Man Well-Known Member

    I use Helvetica Narrow CE Bold. Got it for free from the xda forums. It's pretty close to the iPhone font in readability.

  7. Gipson

    Gipson Well-Known Member

    how do you load on fonts anyways? is there an app for that? :D
  8. Miss Roxy

    Miss Roxy Member

    Settings> Sound And Display> Font Style.
  9. DT

    DT Android Expert

    You also use any TTF (True Type Font) and there are jillions (yes, JILLIONS :D ) of free ones available (dafont.com is a great resource).

    It's slightly less "friendly" vs. buying a font through the market, but not terrible.
  10. chuckhubbert

    chuckhubbert Lurker

    Okay, I'll bite. Would you give us a hint as to how you do it? Thanks!
  11. randy_c

    randy_c Well-Known Member

    XDA got tons of free fonts
  12. DT

    DT Android Expert

    Oh no problem, I wasn't try to keep it secret! I actually PM'ed someone about it, let me repost that...


    OK, this was my not-so-brief spew about fonts :D

    Here's the deal with Android and fonts: there's basically a pre-defined set for the core OS (which is inherited by any app that doesn't declare it's own.

    So there's a directory that has like 6 or 7 fonts specified. What all the font managers do is to replace those existing files with a different font file, and leave the names the same. Then you have to reboot (which is a drag) and the system loads the different font (using the standard name).

    So what does all that mean? I have no idea. :D

    I thought that might help to understand what's going on with the various font solutions.

    You _can_ take any .TTF (just like Winders
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  13. chicknlil

    chicknlil Android Enthusiast

    Just bumping this because I'm debating swapping up my fonts - I'm currently using Zegue (found on XDA).
  14. braj

    braj Android Enthusiast

    I use Handel Gothic, maybe not the *most* readable for some but I really like it a lot. It is easy on my eyes.
  15. robphelan

    robphelan Member

    somehow i bricked mine trying to swap out the font using the method over on xda. fortunately, I was within my 30 day return period
  16. Vissionary

    Vissionary Newbie

  17. shawtygurl4u

    shawtygurl4u Lurker

    How do you apply the font? I tried downloading it and i cant appy it
  18. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    I like Syndor Flipfont
  19. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    Settings > Sound and Display > Font Style

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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