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Re: Change System Font?

Counsellor
jezston
Posts: 187

Change System Font?

Hi. I've been looking around for info on how to do this but have been getting some conflicting and confusing information.

 

I want to change the system font on my Nokia N8 because I don't like it. I don't find it comfortable to read, and I especially don't like that *everything* takes on this font - even web pages which use their own font, in the N8 browser this is always changed to Nokia's font!

 

My research seems to have offered me three options for changing the font.

Method 1: Installing a couple of unsigned apps that apparently only actually works on S60 smartphones and is likely to just not work or even break the N8.

Method 2: Involves copying some fonts renamed to a specific folder on a memory card - however for some bizarre reason if you do this you can no longer access the Ovi Store!

Method 3: Installing an application from the Ovi Store that is designed to let you change the system font, however no one who mentions this says what this app is called so I fear they may be talking nonsense and no such app exists!

 

So is there any way to change the N8 font that actually works and doesn't mess up the phone?

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Mobile Guru
rayhipkiss
Posts: 3,937

Re: Change System Font?

 I think you may have answered your own question. You would have to install extra fonts, but they may be unsupported thereby corrupting the phone.

 

 What about changing themes?  A different theme would use a different font, perhaps?

 

 Word has it that the upcoming Firmware update includes a boat load of new themes. It might therefore include new font sets as-well.

 

Cheers.

 

Ray

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Professor
andy3196
Posts: 307

Re: Change System Font?

 


jezston wrote:

 

Method 3: Installing an application from the Ovi Store that is designed to let you change the system font, however no one who mentions this says what this app is called so I fear they may be talking nonsense and no such app exists!

 

So is there any way to change the N8 font that actually works and doesn't mess up the phone?


I'm happy with the font used on my phone so have no need for such an app but I did search on Ovi Store (I used "font changer" as the search term) which led me to http://store.ovi.com/content/57189?clickSource=search which would appear to do what you want.

 

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Counsellor
jezston
Posts: 187

Re: Change System Font?

Thanks, I had seen that (although for some reason the Ovi store is not working right now), was just wondering if there was a known working and recommended app. For all I know this one might only work on S60!

 

Looking forwards to whatever updates Nokia release.

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Counsellor
jezston
Posts: 187

Re: Change System Font?

Wait, no. Font Zoomer Lite is not availble in my local Ovi Store, the full version (£4) which is has comments on the review stating it does not work on the N8.

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Tracnac
Posts: 3

Re: Change System Font?

Hi,

 

The lite version works fine for the N8. But the demo font that come with it is a little bit limited (No lowercase and some problem with characters...)

 

Yvan.

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Tracnac
Posts: 3

Re: Change System Font?

I confirm that the ovi store app don't work anymore after changing font

 

Yvan.

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Counsellor
jezston
Posts: 187

Re: Change System Font?

That's a shame - and what a bizarre side effect!

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Sage
Symbian_fan
Posts: 124

Re: Change System Font?

There is a nice app in Ovi store called Flip-font. It doesn't support N8 (or any S^3 devices) currently. But it worked really well for 5800. The 3 fonts came with it are very nice and you can download more fonts by just doing a Google search. I hope Flip-Font will be available for S^3 soon and as far as i know it didn't had any side effects. 

http://store.ovi.com/content/20038?clickSource=publisher+channel&terminalId=N8-00

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Mobile Sensei
carman58
Posts: 6,621

Re: Change System Font?

I've changed the fonts on my N97  and would think the same procedure would work with the N8 (second method you suggested) I've not had a problem, but there could be issues with your warranty if you have a problem so try it at your own risk !!

http://thehandheldblog.com/2009/01/27/how-to-change-fonts-on-the-5800/

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Counsellor
jezston
Posts: 187

Re: Change System Font?

Thank you guys but unfortunately these are methods discussed earlier that, while they may work, have the unpleasant and inexplicable side effect of breaking the Ovi Store app.

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Registered Member
bunny16
Posts: 1

Change System Font?

hey... i want to change font of my nokia x6..

downloaded flipfont app from ovi store but even after installing it is not working..

can u plz help me n give me some solution how to change the font for

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Mobile Sensei
carman58
Posts: 6,621

Re: Change System Font?

There are solutions already posted here !! Try them !

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X6flipfont
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Re: Change System Font?

Flip Font worked for me in x6 once but now i am able to install but it is not running.

Any Suggestions..

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Mobile Sensei
carman58
Posts: 6,621

Re: Change System Font?

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It's not reccommended that you change your font on your phone, so you take the risk if you do, I did :smileywink:

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JaguAhir
Posts: 1

Re: Change System Font?

change font nokia n8 check it

 

http://www.latestadda.com/how-to-change-fonts-in-nokia-n8.html

 

Thank you,

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haZey
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Re: Change System Font?

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