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Does Android support new fonts?

Does the Android operating system support installing new fonts? I am that person who adores calligraphy and improving handwriting, and I am proud to say that my handwriting is now more beautiful than ...
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Japanese keyboard/fonts on Samsung Ace

can I add Japanese keyboard and font for e-mail input on Samsung ACE8android 2.Etc?
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Does Android 4.0 (ICS) support Kannada Font?

I am developing one regional language kannada news app,in which my problem is that,in 2.2 and 2.3 the app does not suppport kannada fonts whereas 3.0 supports kannada font. One month back I heard ...
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HTC One X SMS Font Size Keeps Changing

I use an HTC One X from Rogers (a Canadian telecom operator). I'd like to have my SMS displayed in small font, but my phone kept changing the font size back to medium, especially after I killed all ...
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Font rendering problem in ICS 4.0.4 [duplicate]

I'm trying to get Kannada language support on my phone. I've rooted my Sony Xperia Neo L which is running ICS 4.0.4 and installed Kannada font in system/fonts. The problem is, all the other indic ...
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How to make an Android device to display complex rendering of Indic characters?

Please excuse the length of this question. I need to explain all this to help others and to avoid helpful contributors to provide answer without asking clarifications. My requirement in one line: "to ...
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Words are not clear on my Samsung Galaxy Y phone?

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Y phone and I noticed that text is a little blurry in the phone. I compared it with my Samsung Galaxy Ace phone and the difference is quite clear. The displayed text ...
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How to help Android users with reduced ability to see

What can we do in Android phone to help users whose ability to see is reduced? To be clear they are not blind persons, they are just 55+ years old and with age they have reduced ability to see. When ...
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How To Change browser font in Chrome For Android?

I am a seasoned Linux developer, tinkering with Android. I want to modify Chrome so that it uses the font I want as default. So far I've found ...
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How to change the font without root in HTC Explorer?

I would like to change font in HTC Explorer(2.3.5) without root. I saw some tutorial on the internet but those are only Samsung galaxy series. Is there anyway to do that?
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Is there a user accessible font size preference?

I would like to change the font size throughout the entire operating system, not just in one app or on one screen. Is there a way to do this? Searching the internet brought up someone saying the ...
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Hindi font not display in htc_salsa_C510e_android2.0.3?

In My app display Hindi font. so i use the DroidHindi.ttf font to display the font. and i run this app output in SonyXperia_MT27i like this! [Sony_Xperia_MT27i_android_4.0.4 Image screen] and same ...
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Arabic text is detached

I have these two issues. The text is detached in tweetcaster. Along with being detached, in the browser, the reading order is wrong. I hope upgrading the current pre installed browser or installing ...
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Symbols become boxes after reset

I recently factory resetted my HTC Explorer, but all the special characters have become squares ([] for unrecognized symbols). Even the HTC Sense Calculator widget's decimal button has changed and ...
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How to change font on CyanogenMod?

I am on CyanogenMod 10.1, and I installed a font from FlipFont. But, I could not find the option to change it on the display settings. If anyone has any idea about this, please let me know.
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How to install additional fonts? [duplicate]

Is it possible to install additional fonts on android for use when browsing websites? My device is rooted ICS.
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Toshiba Thrive, changing system font

I am currently running the Favum 1.1 ROM on my toshiba thrive, and I tried to use Font Installer to install a new system font. For some reason the font will install, but the actual font on my thrive ...
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Need fonts of a different language to show up on android or atleast Instapaper [duplicate]

My family is residing in USA and we are from India. Now my mom gets super bored at home! And loves to read the regional online newspaper and magazines from India on the Internet; problem is she ...
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Unable to download/ install font apk

I made a font, but I didn't build it, instead I used this website to do it. The apk install seemed fine. I wanted to try it out on SG2, so I sent it to my Gmail account in an email, I tried to ...
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How can I open files that have Japanese filenames?

I organize my Japanese ebooks and manga using the respective Japanese titles as filenames. I then access this content from my Anrdoid device by mounting a cifs share with cifsmanager. However I ...
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How to replace system font of a Galaxy Tab 7.7?

How do I replace the default system font on a Galaxy Tab 7.7, by a .ttf font?
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Tamil Font problem in Android device [duplicate]

I'm developing a Tamil web app (using PhoneGap) where I use unicode to display the Tamil language. The problem is, it is working fine in Android Emulator and in web (Firefox), but the fonts are not ...
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How do I change the default sms font size? (ICS)

I know I can change (in settings) whether or not the volume rocker can change font size, but is there a way I can change the default to be different? (I'd rather not have the volume button change ...
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Ubuntu font cannot display latin extended characters

I changed the system font (by Font Changer) to Ubuntu font (0.8). This font has Latin-Extended support and can display Vietnamese just fine (I tested this on http://font.ubuntu.com/). However, after ...
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Can I replace the system font just for Japanese text? [closed]

I discovered today that the system font on my rooted Galaxy S2 phone has some errors in the way it renders some Japanese characters. I want to change the font to something I'm sure is more reliable, ...
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Android Honeycomb Stock Email Font

I'm using the stock email on Android 3.1 (ASUS Transformer) and I've configured my corporate email. I need to know if it's possible to change the font used when creating or replying to emails. The ...
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Current Android font

Several months ago, I changed my base font using Font Installer. Now I can't remember the name of the font I changed to. Is there a simple way to find out?
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Update to ICS makes Firefox fonts look awful (Eee Pad)

My Eee Pad TF101 auto-updated to ICS today. After the update, all fonts in Firefox changed to some dreadful-looking Times Roman-like font, in which the accented characters don't show right. Stock ...
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How can install a Hindi font in Android 2.1?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 and I want to install a Hindi font on it. How can I do this?
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Hebrew vowels not rendering correctly on web page.

Sample web page: http://hebrewresources.com/html5problems/buttonText.html The letters are okay but the vowels (niqudot) under them are not aligned properly at all. Happens in both Firefox and the ...
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Microsoft “web safe” fonts on Android?

I was testing various Android web browsers (but I think the stock one is fine) and noticed that the MS "web safe" fonts (Trebuchet, Verdana, Tahoma and the like) were displayed with substitute fonts. ...
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What's the standard font called that comes on droid x running 2.3?

What font ships with the droid x on 2.3? Is the same font used across all android devices running 2.3?
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Is there a way to format numbers' font in Nexus One/Nexus S?

I love to see numbers in Georgia font and would love to see them auto-formatted into that font! If you know such tips, please share! Update I want just numbers to be formatted while other texts ...