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[CWM][MOD] Missing Indian languages fonts for KitKat / JellyBean / ICS

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6th January 2012, 11:23 AM   |  #1  
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New File uploaded for KitKat

Instructions
-Download the zip of your desired font
-Boot into recovery
-Make a nandroid backup (Optional)
-Flash the zip
-Reboot



As Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 owner, you may have noticed the curious case of missing fonts for Indian languages in the OS. The truth is that this is like gingerbread and I don't see it being addressed soon. Luckily, Google has started to use Harfbuzz for rendering of complex scripts.

Here is a flashable zip that installs the fonts in the /system/fonts and updates fallback_fonts.xml in /system/etc. Its better than overwriting DroidSansFallback.ttf as it does not break any other glyphs.
This will enable you to read the languages even though rendering is broke for Yuktakshars, Halants etc.

If you want to see Android supporting Indian languages as soon as possible, I request all to star and comment on this issue in Android issue tracker - http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=4153

https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=16315

I have only tested this on my own Google Nexus S i9023 and Nexus 5 running on KitKat[Android 4.4].

[/SIZE]Google has included full rendering support(and fonts) for -
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
  • Kannada
  • Bengali
  • Devnagari / Hindi
  • Telugu

This zip file has additional fonts for
  1. Punjabi (being my native language)
  2. Nepali
  3. Assamese
  4. Marathi
  5. Gujarati
  6. Oriya
  7. Sindhi
  8. Kashmiri


If you want a language in the pack, provide me font file and I will update the zip. Also if you need to type in your language,I'e found this keyboard to be the best https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kl.ime.oh

BTW Thanks to The Fedora Project for providing Open Source Lohit fonts. Three cheers for them.
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File Type: zip desi_fonts_JB.4.2.x.zip - [Click for QR Code] (743.4 KB, 3705 views)
File Type: zip desi_fonts_KitKat.4.4.zip - [Click for QR Code] (426.1 KB, 1576 views)
File Type: zip desi_fonts_KitKat.4.4_V4_Anmol.zip - [Click for QR Code] (601.4 KB, 1586 views)
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6th January 2012, 03:25 PM   |  #2  
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Liked the name of the attachment xD

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6th January 2012, 07:34 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
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This is neither a question or a problem but a solution however incomplete it is. Anyways glad to be able to post here on XDA
7th January 2012, 11:46 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
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This is not a question, he provided a solution. IMO this should be in the apps n themes sectn.
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This is neither a question or a problem but a solution however incomplete it is. Anyways glad to be able to post here on XDA

thanks a lot 4 these..!
9th January 2012, 12:41 PM   |  #6  
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Thumbs down Tried Flashing on SGS... on luck
Tried Flashing on SGS through CWM Recovery.. on luck, got below error.

Error in Desi_Fonts.zip

Please help. Should it needs to be renamed to update.zip and then flash, Please guide.
9th January 2012, 02:58 PM   |  #7  
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What is error code and what version is your CWM

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Tried Flashing on SGS through CWM Recovery.. on luck, got below error.

Error in Desi_Fonts.zip

Please help. Should it needs to be renamed to update.zip and then flash, Please guide.

Unzip and replace the copied fonts to fonts folder.
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Unzip and replace the copied fonts to fonts folder.

and not to forget to copy fallback_fonts.xml to /system/etc
13th January 2012, 07:38 AM   |  #10  
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Dude - read the thread - n move it back to general

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