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You've (accidentally) turned on "high contrast text" accessibility option, an experimental feature on Lollipop. From Google official support, High contrast text This information applies only to devices running Android 5.0 and higher. High contrast makes text easier to read on your device. This feature fixes the text color as either black or ...


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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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Got same problem. Here's a fix. Go to the advanced settings by typing "about:config" in the url string, filter settings by "font" substring and change the values of font names corresponding to your codepage from "sans..." (NOT mono) to "Roboto". Restart firefox


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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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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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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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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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I just tried opening "n-category cafe" using Chrome in my Nexus 5, and it works normally. So it's probably just a problem with your browser settings. Check if you are allowing sites to run Javascript by going to Settings -> Site Settings -> Javascipt in your Chrome browser.


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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 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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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 are ...


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If you are looking for the name of the font you have changed to, you can use the website What the Font.


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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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You can try 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).


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This answer from StackOverflow (How to change font size by adb command) provides a solution. The command used to set the font size is: adb shell settings put system font_scale {float_representing_the_scale} or if you are using a terminal emulator in Android settings put system font_scale {float_representing_the_scale} Examples: settings put system ...


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You can make text larger by going to the Settings app and clicking on Display and then Font size. Unfortunately, not all developers test their apps with different font size settings, so you may find some apps look bad or have their buttons in the wrong place. If you find an app like this you should always complain to the developer. Newer Android devices ...


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The default appears to be simply what the phone itself is set to use as Font Size under Settings > (Device) Display. Change that to Tiny and your messages will display that way, but obviously everything else on the phone will also be impacted.


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The web app hasn't built a correct APK. To install a font, you don't need font-to-apk converters. Just put ttf file on sdcard and use a Font Installer from Play Store. For this, rooted device is required. If you aren't rooted, font-to-apk converters are useless.


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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 I'...


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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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If you merely changed the font, then you can simply look at /etc/system_fonts.xml to see which font it's set to use. If you have a good file manager and a good text editor, then you can just browse to the file and look. You might need to make a copy on your SD card and rename the copy to end in .txt. If you actually replaced a system font file, then you'll ...


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If you've rooted your device, the quick and easy way I found was to get Font Installer and search the internet for Arial Unicode MS.ttf -Make sure to do a Nandroid backup before screwing with the system fonts. Bad things can happen. Here's a test page that contains Unicode characters not supported by Android's default font set: http://users.otenet.gr/~gmcr/...


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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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You can use Font Installer. This app requires ROOT.


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