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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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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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Stroke style font issue on Moto G 2nd gen. running Android Lollipop

I have an issue in Moto G 2nd Gen running Lollipop OS. It shown the stroke font style for the entire display. I thought it may or may not be an OS issue. I tried lot of times in Setting page to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 Enable Android phone for full Tamil Indic Interface

I'd like to buy an Android phone to gift to somebody who only knows Tamil. From the little research I've done there are Android phones setup in Indic languages available readymade (like Robosoft), but ...
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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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Why are characters turning into blocks?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. On the lock screen and on pop up messages some of the characters are blocks. Here is a screen shot of it: Screenshot - Block Characters (Click to enlarge) I'm not sure ...
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How can I install custom fonts on Android? [duplicate]

I am trying to display a Powerpoint slide deck on an android tablet, but the slides contain fonts that don't exist in android. Is there a way to install custom fonts on the tablet? If so, how?
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How can I decrease the font size of incoming messages on the Samsung Galaxy Note permanently?

After the regular update of my Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.1.2, the font size in the messaging section is quite oversized. By using the volume keys I can indeed reduce the font, but this setting ...
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How can I type Indian Rupee symbol?

I want Indian Rupee Symbol (₹) font in my android, so I can type it in message or anywhere I would like to. But, I can't find it in my keyboard. Can anybody please suggest me where can I get ...
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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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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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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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How to change /system/fonts directory permission to writable in switch off mode?

I have Micromax A57 android 2.3.5 rooted phone, I have installed font using "Font Installer Root" application , after installing successfully I realize that font is not good, then after I delete that ...
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How to install full Unicode fonts

The page http://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammurapi contains several occurrences of the character Ḫ (1E2A;LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H WITH BREVE BELOW), http://codepoints.net/U+1E2A which does not display on ...
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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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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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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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SMS message text absurdly large

My LG Optimus Fuel (running factory-installed, non-rooted KitKat) is displaying SMS and MMS message text in the Messaging app at a very large size, as seen below. I have looked through the app's ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 customize font size and color in Jelly Bean?

The combination of small font size, low contrast color schemes (gray on gray), and the erratic operation of the auto-intensity makes the screen difficult to read in many circumstances. I like ...
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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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Indic font(Kannada) is not rendering properly in Android ICS

I am trying to get the kannada font support for Android ICS. I rooted my Xperia Neo L phone which is running Android ICS 4.0.4 and installed Kannada font (Lohit-Kannada.ttf). I have also included the ...
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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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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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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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How to show Math formulas on a website?

I am reading (in Chrome or Firefox) Math blogs, like the n-Category Café, but finding it difficult because Android will not show the Mathematical symbols (like integral signs, sums, arrows... etc). ...
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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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How to view a website containing Indic fonts in Android browser?

Recently, I tried viewing a website on my Android device. Some of the content of the website contains text in a specific Indic font. I noticed that the website is not displayed in the Android browsers ...
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What is the default chinese font in Android?

What is the default Chinese font in Android and where are they stored so that I can get the font files?
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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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Set font size in Opera

Opera Mini has an option to choose between small/medium/large font sizes. I tried to find this option in the new Opera browser for Android, but couldn't. Is there any way at all to set the font size ...
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Install fonts to Quickoffice?

I'm looking to get the standard Word fonts on QuickOffice for Android. Is it possible? All my searches on the internet have yielded nothing. If it isn't possible, are the fonts that QuickOffice does ...
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missing glyphs on web pages

I have a rooted Galaxy Note Pro. I'm annoyed at black blocks that appear instead of whatever symbol, when reading web pages. I copied Code2000, Symbola, and the BMP Fallback ttf files to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 missing Sinhala fonts after Lollipop update

I have upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S5 to Lollipop recently. Now I am unable to see any Sinhala fonts. Any fix for this?
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application for changing fonts in android 4.3

Is there any appication by which you can change the fonts of your android, which it also supports greek language? Unfortunatrlly, I don't own a well known brand, but somehow I managed to root it!
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Mathematical fonts in Android

I am reading the following (mathematical) website https://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/ in android (using chrome webreader). The problem is that mathematical formulas and even simple symbols like ...
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Installing a font in android [duplicate]

I have a TTF font file which I can double click in windows and click install and that font gets installed. But in case of Android Putting TTF in /system/fonts alone doesn't help Using font changers ...
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How to turn off or disable text font anti aliasing or smoothing globally or just for one app?

How do I turn off font smoothing globally or just for one app like firefox? Can it be done with a mod like cyanogenmod or xposed framework?