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  1. xefe

    xefe Well-Known Member
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    Found a font that has Emoji enabled and would like to try and install it.
    Or has anyone found a way to get emoji to work with rooted phones ?
     

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  2. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    Haven't tried... but if you're rooted, you can get to the fonts. They are stored in /system/fonts

    You can put the font there, and hope it appears in standard font selection menus. Or, worst case, you can replace an existing droid font (back it up first before you replace).

    you'll need to use adb or the Root Explorer app to do this.



    here's the list of fonts I see:

    drwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 2048 Aug 8 00:59 .
    drwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 2048 Aug 8 01:00 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 6880 Aug 1 2008 Clockopia.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 191032 Aug 1 2008 DroidSans-Bold.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 190044 Aug 1 2008 DroidSans.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 35908 Aug 1 2008 DroidSansArabic.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 3640264 Aug 1 2008 DroidSansFallback.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 23076 Aug 1 2008 DroidSansHebrew.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 117072 Aug 1 2008 DroidSansMono.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 36028 Aug 1 2008 DroidSansThai.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 184836 Aug 1 2008 DroidSerif-Bold.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 189916 Aug 1 2008 DroidSerif-BoldItalic.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 177176 Aug 1 2008 DroidSerif-Italic.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 172532 Aug 1 2008 DroidSerif-Regular.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 1160880 Aug 1 2008 gcsh00d-hkscs.ttf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 3625064 Aug 1 2008 ucsh00d_c.ttf
     
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  3. xefe

    xefe Well-Known Member
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    anychance you could walk me thru the commands to replace a font file ?
     
  4. Eusibius2

    Eusibius2 Well-Known Member
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    Not to dig up an old thread, but did you ever get it to work? Please share the font if you did! :)

    Thanks buddy
     
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