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Why has Android made it impossible to install system fonts?

Fonts in Android are kept in /system/font directory. There seems to be no way to install custom fonts without rooting your Android or installing some apps. Why has Google made it almost impossible ...
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Create a Laki language for Android keyboard

I want to create a language for Android keyboards, the language has many speakers in my country. The language is Laki. I searched and found we have a Laki keyboard in Android, but it's not complete. ...
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Install custom fonts on Samsung devices for apps like Snapchat, Instagram

I've installed the iOS theme emoji font using zFont on my Samsung Galaxy M20, but the installed font only applies to the home screen and the keyboard. As soon as I start typing on a chat app for e.g. ...
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can i prevent my device from displaying certain characters?

i want to block a range or individual Unicode characters from being displayed on my device, from my browser to my e-mail program. is it possible, without root? with root? if not for the whole OS/...
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Question about spacing in .ttf fonts for android

I've been having trouble setting up a font to work well on my phone. I'm using an app that allows me to load ttf files into my system, the problem is spacing between lines/titles being too large (see ...
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How can I add fonts to my Android phone to view characters that are appearing as X boxes?

I am frustrated with the apparent inability to figure out which charset or language I need to install to view characters that appear as "X"s on my Samsung GS6 phone. I am running Android 7....
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Android 10 based LineageOS not rendering Indic languages

I have tried going through many reference links for my below issue, but all of them are at least the pre-Marshmallow age so couldn't find a proper solution. I have a Redmi 2 Prime mobile (2014 model) ...
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Font Rendering Broken When It Comes To Small Slanted Fonts

I was using Discord on my AOKP 7.1 GM7102 and there was a message that looked like this. I copy-pasted one of the text in a text program -Xplore Text Editor- in the phone and the same boxes appear ...
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How to install new font on Android 10 and set it as default monospaced?

I'd like to change the default monospaced font on my rooted Android phone. This is because of things like this, where characters don't render correctly: The rectangle is supposed to be the "ɒ&...
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Arrow keys are shown by some weird characters everywhere

In my Android device, arrow keys are shown by some weird characters everywhere. Example: I have tried changing system fonts. Also, this is independent of the keyboard because I have changed the ...
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Android Font Deleted/Not Working

I was trying to change the font for BENGALI language in my phone. I have my phone rooted. Copied these six fonts to someplace else and then Deleted these six fonts from system/fonts. I could not ...
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Mathematical symbols issue in displaying

I'm having a strange issue on my android device. Oh, this is mathematical: On my android device, using Brave, Opera, or DDG browsers I cannot see many symbols in mathematical pages on wiki. The ...
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How do fonts / fallback fonts work in Android 9+?

Short story I want to add a fallback font to my OP6t running Android 9 to support poorly updated / coded legacy apps (unlocked, and rooted with Magisk) - I am looking for a system wide solution I am ...
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How can you display a Unicode character on Android that otherwise appears as ☒?

I want to display the character ⮚ on my phone. However, whenever I open any app containing this character, it is displayed as ☒. I am aware that this is due to the font limitations of Android. Is ...
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Is the .ttf format on Android the standard ttf format?

I have an quite old smartwatch (LG W100) with only Android Wear 1.5.0 (Marshmallow) on it. Because my phone is a lot newer, I wanted to replace the NotoColorEmoji.ttf with a newer version from the ...
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Replace the system font family on Nokia

Is possible to replace the system font (Roboto) to San Fransisco font without rooting my Nokia 6.1+? for example: Roboto-Regular.ttf to SF-Regular.ttf Roboto-Bold.ttf to SF-Bold.ttf Roboto-Heavy.ttf ...
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How to change the font of only one application?

There's an app called JuiceSSH and it's running perfectly but whenever I change my phone's font it via themes app, JuiceSSH acts weirdly inside the terminal: weird spaces and letters show. My question ...
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Unicode chars not displaying despite font updates

Social media users are increasingly using unusual Unicode chars to stylize their display name. eg 𝔅, 𝓰 On my 7.1.1 device these display as ▯▯▯▯▯ which is a bit of an annoyance. I've installed ...
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Non-desired contoured font

Almost all apps in my tablet with Android 7.1 use beside "normal" fonts an hardly readable contoured font: Is there some way to substitute it with non-contoured font?
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How to change font scale from Terminal

I know these two commands to change density and resolution via Terminal: wm density <dpi> wm size <resolution> But how do I change the scale of system-wide font via Terminal?
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How to change the font of Whatsapp

I was looking for a way to add custom emoticons to Whatsapp, and since this method simply replaces existing emoticons with new ones I thought about replacing characters from a language I won't use (...
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Is there some documentation on which character sets are definitely supported by Android version?

There is a lot of vague information such as "Android supports RTL since 4.1.1", from which I abduce that Android natively supports (some) Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Urdu characters. Likewise some ...
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Device destroyed by BeTools flashing tool

To start from the beginning: I have an old device with Android 5.1 that I rooted, and attempted to install a new font, called Lovecraftimus. I added a entry to the fonts.xml file that directed font ...
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I have installed oxford advanced learner's dictionary ver 9 on bluestacks, but there are font problems

I have installed Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ver 9 in Bluestacks, but I am having I guess some font issues in the display: as you can see in the above screenshot taken from Bluestacks ...
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Change system font

My phone has near stock Android Nougat 7.1.1 and it's rooted. I'm trying to figure out how change default font in system. There's no option to do this in system preferences. I know that fonts are kept ...
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Can I try the new font Google Sans from Android 8.1 on my phone?

Google has introduced Google Sans to the upcoming Android 8.1. It looks great and I want to try it on my OnePlus 5 running stock 7.1.1. Is it possible?
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How to extract icons/iconography from APKs

I just want to know if it's possible to break open an APK (say from Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram, YouTube) to get their unique iconography sets (for personal UX concept works and uses only, ...
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Custom font can't display properly

enter link description here I followed the the link and tried to add a new font on my phone on Word. The font displays properly on PC with Word 2007. However on my phone it just likes ordinary font, ...
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Is there a way to get the font on my phone onto my tablet?

I have a Galaxy S5, and it has a built in font called "UDRGothic". I think it's near perfect for mobile use, and so I want to also have it on my Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet. It doesn't seem to be ...
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Why I am seeing every letter capitalized while browsing in chrome?

I'm using android 5.1(Gionee p5 mini) and chrome 58.0.3029.83 While I am using chrome i am seeing every letter capitalized. Even i got the same thing on play store and also Mozilla Firefox.
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Change lockscreen time and date font?

Starting from Android 6.0, Google altered how their lockscreen looks in AOSP, presumably to increase readability: Digital clock is smaller Digital clock uses a bolder font, presumably Roboto Medium ...
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how do i change font style of any website on Android browser without rooting?

I want to know how can I change the font style of the webpage on any browser, it may be chrome, Mozilla, opera, or any other without rooting in android phone.
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Fonts on tablet looks a bit blurry

This is hard to explain in a technical manner as I do not know the proper terms, but it has something to do with cleartype / font anti alising. The font in my phone looks so much better than on my ...
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Installing fonts on android

I used to have cyanogen os and it had this theme thing that I could change and install fonts to. But I upgraded to Lineage OS and it's not there anymore. I have some font apks but I dunno how to apply ...
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How can I display as many Unicode blocks as possible in Android?

I study linguistics and ancient scripts, and this requires glyphs on high Unicode blocks which most fonts do not support. Unfortunately it seems like most apps in Android will only render the glyphs ...
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Why are some emoji not displayed?

I am wondering, on what does it depend which emoji are available on which system? I was using an emoji from the Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs code page and it displays on OSX, but not on ...
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Is it possible to add other font styles for default monospace font?

I've changed the default Droid Sans Mono to Roboto Mono by replacing the font file, keeping the filename. Can I add other font styles to it (bold, italic, bold-italic)? Will the OS detect and use them ...
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Why such outlined fonts appearing randomly in my phone?

See the OK Google thing in the screenshot?
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How to change keyboard font?

I have changed the font of my Android jellybean 4.1.2 device. Everything got changed but not my keyboard. It appears same as i was formerly. Is there any way to change the font of keyboard?
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How to install hindi font in kindle 6.4.5 without rooting it?

I have Kindle whose version # is 6.4.5. I have installed whatsapp in it. But the Hindi messages will not appear correctly , it will be shown in rectangle form. I have tried to install hindi font as ...
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Gmail app - increase font size when sending

I'm not asking about how to increase font size of emails I have received or how to zoom in those emails. I am asking about how increase font size of emails that I compose and send in the Gmail ...
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How can I stop problems with the screen when I change the font size to "Large"?

When I change my phone font to "Large", the screen layout is messed up. The screenshots how that the right margin is increased. The left screenshot shows the normal margins. The right screenshot shows ...
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Which file type to use for these fonts, and how compatible each is for Android 4.1.2?

Just a few things... This question might perhaps have a poor title, but I couldn't figure out how to word it better, so bear with me. I originally asked where to ask this question on SE Meta, which ...
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iFont app caused a bootloop and I cannot see the data despite connecting to a computer

I have a rooted phone on which I installed the iFont app I selected a font and downloaded it. When I installed it, it asked me to restart the phone. I rebooted it and then my phone keeps restarting. I ...
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Decrease the text size or button size in notifications area

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android Lollipop. As you see in this picture, there is a button "Reply" (Svara) and then a button "Mark as read" (Markera som L...). But the ...
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Installing default font from "Font Installer" app only changes partially. How to apply it globally?

I rooted my LG G2 D802 and changed font using Font Installer ★ Root ★. Then I changed my mind and changed the font with the one which came already in the phone. But the font hasn't changed in the ...
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Install many font on Android device

I want to read and write Thai and Tibetan languages and also see real symbols for many other fonts instead of squares. As you can see, replacing system fonts is not a good method, because in this ...
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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 /system/...
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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 read OL Chiki characters on Android?

OL Chiki characters are not displaying on Android phone whose Unicode range is [1C50-1C7F] . I know of only two processes to display such characters: By installing OL Chiki Unicode font. But my ...
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