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Prior to Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) It's called "Droid", and comes in Serif (Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Sans (Regular, Bold), and Sans Mono variants. A new font family "Roboto" was released with 4.0. Wikipedia article on Droid (font) Google+ post on Roboto


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Rooted Phone Android under the folder /system/fonts contains a file named "DroidSansFallback.ttf" supposed to contain all the language characters. Currently it lacks support for many, including Tamil. One can always replace the file with one that contains Tamil characters, thus allowing the usage of Tamil on your phone. From XDA Developers Thread - ...


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Android stores its fonts at /system/fonts/ using TTF (TrueType) format. If you have a program that can edit TTF files (e.g. FontForge), you can replace the number fonts in these .ttf files with your preferred number fonts to change the glyph used for numbers globally. If you're rooted, you should be able to replace these font files with your own modified ...


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The app Font Installer will allow you to install a font and set it as the system font. As with anything that modifies a system file, you will need to be rooted to do this.


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Google recently released Google Hindi IME (Input Method Editor, a techy name for keyboard) which I now saw with my friend's Nexus 4. It has the requested Rupee symbol:


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I'm not sure about Vietnamese, but for example in Finnish, there are some extended characters that are problematic. This is because some pages are encoded as ISO-8859-15 and some are UTF-8. If autodetection in the browser fails, they will be displayed as boxes or garbage. The same thing happens if the font only supports one encoding and the page uses the ...


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Take a look at "Font Size (for root users)" in the market. It costs $1.36 and only works with rooted phones but it claims to: "globally enlarges/decreases text size in all apps (Email, SMS, Maps, Home, Weather, Calendar, Widgets, ...)" The reviews aren't so good but it's worth a try.


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You are facing this issue because (as @liamwli said) you lack the required font and also possibly because of lack of sufficient libraries in your present ROM. Due to this reason, it is unable to display the file name properly and as a ramification of this issue, different apps behave differently based on how the developer handled this situation. What can ...


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Unfortunately SAMSUNG has not installed Hindi font on the Indian variant of the Galaxy S. But there is a workaround. For this you will need root access. You can replace the DroidSansFallback.ttf file which is located in /system/fonts/ on your phone with the font mentioned in the first post of this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=798380. ...


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There's NO support for Hindi or any other Indian languages built-in, in all Android versions up to and including FroYo (2.2). Gingerbread (2.3) does support Hindi as a language according to this post If you're looking for a Hindi keyboard, you'll need the HindiIME APK from Samsung - they're usually installed on phones that Samsung sells in India. As a ...


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You can try the browsers that don't use the internal WebKit rendering engine, i.e. Opera Mobile, Firefox, Opera Mini or SkyFire. For Android 2.2 there's also Persian Browser which uses WebKit and connects the letters after loading the page.


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If you are ready to shell out a few bucks then you can buy SwiftKey. It shows the rupee symbol over the key 'X'. Just make sure you set the language of your phone to "English (India)" otherwise you won't get the rupee symbol (link). There is also a trial version of SwiftKey available for one month.


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There's no easy way to do this. Android ships with two fonts: Droid Sans and Droid Serif. They are used for, well, everything. In Ice Cream Sandwich, it also ships with Roboto, a grotesque font similar to Helvetica and Din. This will become less and less of an issue in the future as design-conscious web developers are using @font-face and serving up the ...


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I should have identified that this problem only occurs when mounting the media remotely using cifsmanager. Better late than never, I suppose. The solution is to pass a parameter using the options field: iocharset=utf8. The parameter tells the cifs module to use utf8 as the character set when it mounts the samba share. This may become unnecessary in the ...


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I do not think that this is a font issue. Applications do not need to be able to display the characters to handle files using those characters. Moreover, Droid Sans do support Japanese characters. In my stock Galaxy Nexus (not a Japanese phone), Japanese file names are handled and displayed fine using OI File Manager and ES File Explorer. File names in ...


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If you are rooted I think the answer of Narayanan said it all; just copy a Japanese font to the system\fonts folder However, if you are unrooted you can install a file explorer app that includes a Japanese font. I did a quick google search and the following file explorers (say that they) support Japanese: Astro File Manager ES File Explorer AndExplorer ...


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you will need to install a japanese font onto your device. To do this, you would have to be rooted. Another workaround: See if you can change the system language to Japanese. You may be able to download an app from Google Play that will automatically install the font onto your device.


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The Samsung Galaxy Y is a low spec phone and most importantly this can be observed with its display. Some common models in comparison (by resolution, pixel per inch, screen size, price): Galaxy Y: 240x320, 132 PPI, 3.0in, 110EUR Galaxy Ace: 320x480, 165 PPI, 3.5in, 190EUR Galaxy Nexus: 720x1280, 316 PPI, 4.65in, 410EUR The text is blurry because there ...


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You appear to be describing issue 4153, a known bug in Android. This issue has been reported as resolved in Jelly Bean. If this screenshot is correct, then the issue should be resolved. (I can't really tell myself, but I do have access to Jelly Bean and can make screenshots from it.)


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You can't. And you shouldn't. Samsung's proprietary Touchwiz interface, has the hability to change fonts that are distributed as apk files and can be installed like any other app. I'm not aware of any other manufacturer that integrated this feature into their device. It's also a bad idea to change the fonts. If they have different x-height parts of the ...


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You could perhaps download a font from the Google play store? I've seen some fonts packs up there. e.g. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.develop.plugin.font&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5kZXZlbG9wLnBsdWdpbi5mb250Il0. Some of these will more than likely require your device be rooted. Or you can change the size of your ...


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I notice this annoyance too. Looks like the best solution is to enable volume key text resizing, and leave it enabled. Once you disable it, the Messages app resets the text size to the huge (on the Galaxy Note, that is) font/bubble size. This won't be noticeable on other phones; the real cause is that the GNote is big, which is what all GNote owners like ...


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Yes, you can install new fonts, but it requires root on most devices. To install a font, you just simply need to copy the font file (.ttf format only) into /system/fonts. There are also numerous apps available on the Play store to do this automatically for you, such as the plainly named Font Installer. Other apps also include functionality to find new ...


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Rendering Tamil characters is a challenge as there is no one glyph to one character mapping as in English. Earlier versions of Android (before 4.1) does not have this support natively. Which means unless the manufacturer or the author of the ROM decides to additional support, Tamil characters cannot be rendered properly. There were few hacks which helped ...


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As it seems you can access your device via ADB, you should be able to remount /system read/write to repair that file, using adb remount After that, you can copy the intact DroidSans.ttf to /system/fonts, overwriting the 0-byte-file. Following a reboot, /system will be mounted read-only again, and everything should be working. In case that adb remount ...


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As t0mm13b had said, Android as a framework does support Unicode. As you are probably aware the vanilla Android is as such available as a stock option only to Google's own devices (The Nexus series). Other Android devices will have some sort of topping layer over this vanilla layers. This topping layer will usually be cosmetic changes by the manufacturer ...


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The way font handling works is your android device has files in the system/fonts folder that control the font for certain aspects of the android system. One of them is the clock, the text, etc. In order to change these you need to rename your font file (let's say its helvetica.ttf) to android-clock.ttf to change the font of the clock. Do this for all the ...


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In GB 2.3, the fonts folder is located in /system/fonts, how it works is this, for a font face, it copies the fonts to the original droid fonts names at the same time retaining the pre-defined font names in place. In my rom, I have this, from adb shell, sh-4.1# cd /system/fonts sh-4.1# ls -l -rw-r--r-- root root 4824 2012-06-13 16:49 ...


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I use Rom Toolbox for this. Swipe left twice to get to the Interface section and chose Font Installer. If you're rooted, you'll see the new font after a reboot/hot restart.


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My understanding is that the stock e-mail app sends mail in plain text only -- not HTML. Thus whatever client receives the message will render it in a default font for plain-text messages. For Outlook, that's apparently Times New Roman. (Courier New is another possibility.) So your question might actually be "Can I send HTML e-mail from the stock Android ...



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