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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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1answer
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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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How can I install custom fonts on Android?

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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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 /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 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 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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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 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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1answer
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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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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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Change system font on 4.2.2

On my GT-I9105P with 4.1.2 there was a section in the Settings where I could change the system font. But now I've done the 4.2.2 upgrade and the Settings have been redesigned I can't find any option ...
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Why does the system not recognize my fonts?

My phone is a rooted Nexus S running the custom ROM Replicant. I copied twelve font files comprising three fonts (Arimo, Cousine, and Tinos) from my computer to the SD card, used a root file manager ...
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nexus 10 tablet characters illegible

I've installed two apps on my Nexus 10 tablet and the characters show up as boxes with x's through them as shown below. i'be contacted the developers of the Rosetta Stone app to no avail. I'm in ...
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Set Google Chrome default font

As of this morning, Google Chrome Beta has suddenly begun using a silly font (HYTravel) as the default in web pages. (See screenshot below.) Setting the Android default application font (a feature ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Cyrillic font not displaying properly in Android

I have installed Evernote on a Lenovo P770 (running Android). The problem is, some Cyrillic text is displayed with strange hardly readable font. At the same time Cyrillic text with another font is ...
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Font Display bug

I have a Moto G running Android 4.4.2 It randomly displays a thin line near some characters. It happens in many apps, including Email, Google Now, GMail and more. The issue persists after restarting ...
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How to show local language fonts in Chrome?

How to show Gujarati language font in Chrome for Android? I cannot read any Gujarati site like divyabhaskar.com, etc. By the way in Opera Mini for Android browser there is the ability to show bitmap ...
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How do I Change the Font Text Style in Sony Experia M without rooting phone?

I want to change the default font style on Sony xperia M without rooting my phone. How do I do this?
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How to read unicode characters for font not installed?

I can't read malayalam characters in my facebook news feed. This is because there is no malayalam unicode font is installed in my device (XPERIA U). But other sites like chandrika don't show any ...
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How to change font for one alphabet [or language] only?

I want to change the font for one language only. For example, I want the English language to use font X, while Arabic language to use font Y. Can this be done?