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Default [Q] Porting Helvetica font to Desire S

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is there any way to get the Helvetica font on our device?
For example with a .ttf file + font changer?
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It's much easier to implement a font taken from another ROM. For example I'm using segoe wp on endymion, which is a font from windows phone 7. If you want something like that, search the forums, it's already somewhere.
But I would also like to know if there's any way to import a font with for example an .ttf file

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You mean the Segeo font from Endymion Control center?

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You mean the Segeo font from Endymion Control center?

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Not sure what you talking about. In endy control center there is no option to change the font.
And since I'm using segeo wp on the whole system I cannot say what font the control center has by default.

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Where did you get Segeo WP?

BTW: You can, when you launch Theme Manager there's an option to change fonts!

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Where did you get Segeo WP?

BTW: You can, when you launch Theme Manager there's an option to change fonts!

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When you download a font linked by dan-fish (I'm using those too) you'll get a flashable zip. after unzip the file, there is one folder "fonts" with some simple .ttf Files and one folder "meta-inf" with scripts and files I do not know about.
Maybe its possible to replace the .ttf files with some from helvetica (regular, bold etc.). But I don't know if there are also other changes in scripts etc. needed.

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Where can I get this Helvetica .ttf-File?

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Where can I get this Helvetica .ttf-File?

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I found this:

http://www.4shared.com/file/Ghm-KHaq/Helvetica.html

Not sure if i'm allowed to post it though. Use it with font changer from the market and it should work. I can't guarantee it though.
 
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I found this:

http://www.4shared.com/file/Ghm-KHaq/Helvetica.html

Not sure if i'm allowed to post it though. Use it with font changer from the market and it should work. I can't guarantee it though.
Not all characters are supported :/

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