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By ylwsub68, Member on 28th October 2010, 01:46 AM
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I've looked through this forum for this question, but I haven't found a thread that straight-out asks it.

How would you go about changing ONLY the fonts on the Epic? The idea of theming piqued my interest, but after seeing a bunch of themes on here that don't really fit my taste, I thought I'd start by changing a few fonts around before actually editing any images.

Any tips, tutorials, or other help would be greatly appreciated for myself and others on this forum, I'm sure.
 
 
28th October 2010, 02:22 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by ylwsub68

I've looked through this forum for this question, but I haven't found a thread that straight-out asks it.

How would you go about changing ONLY the fonts on the Epic? The idea of theming piqued my interest, but after seeing a bunch of themes on here that don't really fit my taste, I thought I'd start by changing a few fonts around before actually editing any images.

Any tips, tutorials, or other help would be greatly appreciated for myself and others on this forum, I'm sure.

Just change the font files in system>fonts

I looked into this for my theme just haven't pulled the trigger yet

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28th October 2010, 05:01 AM |#3  
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Just change the font files in system>fonts

I looked into this for my theme just haven't pulled the trigger yet

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I know the evo has a thread with over 100+ fonts that can be flashed in recovery, would one be able to grab one of these fonts and flash it to the epic the same way?
28th October 2010, 06:09 AM |#4  
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Yes

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28th October 2010, 06:56 AM |#5  
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adb push whateverfontyouwant.ttf /system/fonts/DroidSansBold.ttf and so on and so forth...
28th October 2010, 05:06 PM |#6  
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adb push whateverfontyouwant.ttf /system/fonts/DroidSansBold.ttf and so on and so forth...

So I assume this would take a font you wanted and put it on the phone, in that folder, renaming it to and replacing DroidSansBold.ttf? Are there other fonts than DroidSansBold? Does a font you choose have to be in a certain format?

Etc, etc, etc...
28th October 2010, 05:44 PM |#7  
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So I assume this would take a font you wanted and put it on the phone, in that folder, renaming it to and replacing DroidSansBold.ttf? Are there other fonts than DroidSansBold? Does a font you choose have to be in a certain format?

Etc, etc, etc...

Pretty much, there are other font files on the phone just use adb to look and see which ones you will need to replace, just do adb shell and then once you get the prompt, type cd /system/fonts and then type the command "ls" which will list all of the font files in the folder. I would recommend taking whatever font that you want to add and copying it as many times as there are files in the /system/fonts folder, and then renaming each copy to match the ttf files in the the fonts folder to replace, and then just push them all to the phone with adb. If you need more instructions just pm me and I can help you out in more detail :)
29th October 2010, 12:28 AM |#8  
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There is a thread on the EVO 4G forums that have over 100 flashable fonts. It's pretty cool but they change the entire system font.

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29th October 2010, 01:08 AM |#9  
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They're a thread on here with flashable fonts threw metamorph

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29th October 2010, 08:37 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by ylwsub68

I've looked through this forum for this question, but I haven't found a thread that straight-out asks it.

How would you go about changing ONLY the fonts on the Epic? The idea of theming piqued my interest, but after seeing a bunch of themes on here that don't really fit my taste, I thought I'd start by changing a few fonts around before actually editing any images.

Any tips, tutorials, or other help would be greatly appreciated for myself and others on this forum, I'm sure.

Attached is a font I really like (and use on my Epic). Here's the zip that you can flash using Clockwork-- that will flash the font only.
Here's the source of the font: http://www.dafont.com/comfortaa.font

But ya, you could really drop any fonts in this zip and flash them, as long as they're .ttf (true type fonts), and you rename them to match what's already in the file.
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