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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tymogr, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. tymogr

    tymogr Newbie
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    Does anyone know of a relatively easy way to change the font of the Android OS? Right now I'm using WW and tried Googling it but couldn't find anything i could make sense of other than a tutorial written in very bad English.

  2. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    I'm guessing you would replace the native font file with the desired font. Its on the phone and its a normal TrueType font file (I have it installed to Windows and works flawlessly). Its in /system/fonts. I'm not sure which font Android uses as the main system font, since there are others for web browsing and such. There are two main ones, Droid-Sans and Droid Serif. Make sure the new font has the same file name and is a TrueType font. Experiment a little, and report your results back here.

    Just make sure you do a Nandroid backup in case you mess up and fonts don't work.
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  3. tymogr

    tymogr Newbie
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    Okokok, I've got my font selected and renamed and all (simply to DroidSans), so how do I copy it to my phone instead of just my SD card? I tried using Astro but that didn't exactly work. I could find system/fonts/ but it wouldn't let me copy files there.
  4. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    You'll need a app like Root Explorer (not free, but definitely worth it, for me anyway) that will give you root access to the phone's internal memory.
  5. tymogr

    tymogr Newbie
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    Egad I've got it!

    Through far more research than i would have liked, I stumbled upon another thread about this very same topic. I downloaded two apps, one called Type Fresh and one called AndExplorer. Type Fresh finds the system/fonts/ folder and shows all the font files. To change one, you simply touch it and select a font to replace it with.

    I'm not entirely sure if AndExplorer is required, but it wouldn't let me change it the first time without downloading it. Afterwards it did a SUReq, which I allowed, and it worked flawlessly. After a reboot I'm rocking Anchor Steam as my system font through replacing the DroidSans file ;D

    I'll try and post a how to guide in the Everything Root section of the forums, but being (completely) new to forums it might take a bit to figure out how lol. Thanks so much for your help Demache! It was greatly appreciated!


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