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By ebliss, Senior Member on 15th January 2006, 03:39 PM
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Dear all,
attached are 3 files. FontOnStorage.zip contains FontOnStorage.exe which is used to load any fonts in the same folder as it. sunglobe.zip contains sunglobe.tff chinese font from CE-Star. As it is more than 3 MB, it is wasting precious space in the RAM. Chinese Fonts.zip contains the registry entries required.

How to use them:
1) Create a folder (I used "Fonts") in the Storage (you need Big Storage)
2) Place FontOnStorage.exe and the font file in the folder.
3) Unzip Chinese Fonts.zip and run the registry file to install it.
4) Soft reset and run FontOnStorage.exe. It will load the font file.

You can create a shortcut to startup if you use the font frequently.

Without FontOnStorage.exe, the font will not be used by Windows.
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15th January 2006, 04:06 PM |#2  
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Great, did you post it in the PPCSG forum as well?
15th January 2006, 04:12 PM |#3  
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Nope. I did not. Anyway, I find that this method works as long as you run the executable immediately after a soft reset. Else, sometimes, it doesn't work.
16th January 2006, 02:52 AM |#4  
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you can always post in the PPCSG forum...I'm sure lots of ppl would find this helpful
13th August 2006, 06:35 PM |#5  
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Re: Loading Fonts from Storage space and not from RAM
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Originally Posted by ebliss

Dear all,
attached are 3 files. FontOnStorage.zip contains FontOnStorage.exe which is used to load any fonts in the same folder as it. sunglobe.zip contains sunglobe.tff chinese font from CE-Star. As it is more than 3 MB, it is wasting precious space in the RAM. Chinese Fonts.zip contains the registry entries required.

How to use them:
1) Create a folder (I used "Fonts") in the Storage (you need Big Storage)
2) Place FontOnStorage.exe and the font file in the folder.
3) Unzip Chinese Fonts.zip and run the registry file to install it.
4) Soft reset and run FontOnStorage.exe. It will load the font file.

You can create a shortcut to startup if you use the font frequently.

Without FontOnStorage.exe, the font will not be used by Windows.





Hi ebliss, I still can't view the chinese character after the following steps.

1) Create a folder (/Storage Card/Windows/Fonts) in the Storage (miniSD card)

2) Place FontOnStorage.exe and the sunglobe.tff chinese font file in the folder.

3) Unzip Chinese Fonts.zip and run the registry file to install it.

I'm not sure if I perform correctly for step 3. I unzip in my PC and run the registry. I can't run the registry file in my ipaq.

4) Soft reset and run FontOnStorage.exe. It will load the font file.



Please help me step by step. Thank you very much.

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4th September 2006, 06:33 AM |#6  
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Re: Loading Fonts from Storage space and not from RAM
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Originally Posted by ebliss

Dear all,
attached are 3 files. FontOnStorage.zip contains FontOnStorage.exe which is used to load any fonts in the same folder as it. sunglobe.zip contains sunglobe.tff chinese font from CE-Star. As it is more than 3 MB, it is wasting precious space in the RAM. Chinese Fonts.zip contains the registry entries required.

How to use them:
1) Create a folder (I used "Fonts") in the Storage (you need Big Storage)
2) Place FontOnStorage.exe and the font file in the folder.
3) Unzip Chinese Fonts.zip and run the registry file to install it.
4) Soft reset and run FontOnStorage.exe. It will load the font file.

You can create a shortcut to startup if you use the font frequently.

Without FontOnStorage.exe, the font will not be used by Windows.





Hi ebliss, I still can't view the chinese character after the following steps.

1) Create a folder (/Storage Card/Windows/Fonts) in the Storage (miniSD card)

2) Place FontOnStorage.exe and the sunglobe.tff chinese font file in the folder.

3) Unzip Chinese Fonts.zip and run the registry file to install it.

I'm not sure if I perform correctly for step 3. I unzip in my PC and run the registry. I can't run the registry file in my ipaq.

4) Soft reset and run FontOnStorage.exe. It will load the font file.



Please help me step by step. Thank you very much.

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dear all expert,

did anyone successfully try this out ? Please guide me through.

regards.
24th January 2007, 05:25 PM |#7  
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First of all, it works. thanks to ebliss for the precious info. It saves a lot of real estate on my main memory!!

Now, in order for it to work, you must

1. Have the font on your storage (Obviously). Remember, it's on the STORAGE, not MEMORY CARD. Memory card's load time is too long and too unstable ... I wouldn't risk it. But if you don't mind trying, sure let me know if that works or not.

2. You must load FontsOnStorage on startup ... without it it won't work.

3. Have the right path in the registry. The registry file ebliss has provided points to "\Storage\Fonts\". If you have put the font in any other directory that registry file is NOT going to work for you. However, you can use Resco Registry editor, and do a search for sunglobe (assuming that's your font), and change the path manually one by one.

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1) Create a folder (/Storage Card/Windows/Fonts) in the Storage (miniSD card)

2) Place FontOnStorage.exe and the sunglobe.tff chinese font file in the folder.

3) Unzip Chinese Fonts.zip and run the registry file to install it.

I'm not sure if I perform correctly for step 3. I unzip in my PC and run the registry. I can't run the registry file in my ipaq.

The reason that doesn't work for you is ...

1. You've put the font on the STORAGE CARD, not STORAGE MEMORY. Storage card = SD card = unstable and slow load time. I am not sure if it will work or not, it can create problem. But it is worth a try.

2. The path you have specified is incorrect. Again, if you use ebliss's registry, he points the files to "\Storage\Fonts\". Since you've put your fonts in "\Storage card\Windows\Fonts\" that registry file won't work for you. You'll have to manually change the registry yourself.

BTW, FontOnStorage doesn't have to be on the same directory as the Fonts ... it can be on the main memory ... that way you won't get a warning everytime it loads!

Thanks again ebliss! It's great!
25th January 2007, 04:37 AM |#8  
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cani have arabic in this way? and if anyone has any cool font plz share
25th January 2007, 02:17 PM |#9  
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I think you can move ANY additional font to the storage memory this way ...
27th January 2007, 01:55 PM |#10  
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anybody share arabic font and any cool font that i can set as system font
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Hi ebliss,

I installed it to my Tmobile SDA. I put the font file in \windows\fonts.
After I run FontOnStorage.exe file, I see an icon showing up on the top. But when I try to read a txt file or browse Chinese website, I still can't read Chinese. Any clue?

Thanks,
Alen
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