[FONTS](2011-10-21) NOW ROBOTO! (and: CANDARA, SEGOE,TREBUCHET) modified for Android

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than33

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NOW ROBOTO FONT!

Now I've included new font straight from Google: ROBOTO. That font is very nice, but it is not exactly designed for older android. It is simply to big. So I made sligthly smaller version and then my little magic condensation. I made my goal in 100%: IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!

Just look at last screenshot.



Kalagas: The best font I have ever used in 2 years I have android devices...
Good work... very good...
It's exactly what it's needed...
Thanks a lot...

You can change font with 'font changer' from android market. Just extract archive to /sdcard/.fontchanger/. Then you must delete DefaultFont.ttf and DefaultFont-Bold.ttf from /system/fonts by yourself.

>>> MANUAL INSTALL

- go to /system/fonts
- Press "Mount R/W" if it is not already writable
- copy segoeThanNarrow.ttf over DroidSans.ttf
- copy segoeThanNarrow-Bold.ttf over DroidSans-Bold.ttf
- DELETE DefaultFont.ttf and DefaultFont-Bold.ttf
- REBOOT


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SEGOE-THAN:

This one is compilation of three different Segoou :) fonts. My idea was to create font which:

- will look much better and cleaner then DroidSans
- has the same metrics as DroidSans to perfectly fit in every program and HTC Sense (Lock Screen especially). I've done it by copying every metrics from DroidSans and then I fitted font to that metrics. This makes small letters much bigger in the same way as in original DroidSans.
- is slightly bolder then DroidSans
- is slightly narrower then DroidSans to fit more text (this is really nice!)
- looks better then DroidSans :)
- has every character from UTF-8

UPDATE (20-01-2011): some metrics corrected so g,j, etc are no longer cutted in some programs.
UPDATE (16-03-2011): corrected some more metrics in BOLD, renamed everything in font so it displays correctly in some programs (for example in Firefox).
UPDATE (12-04-2011): corrected sizes of CAPS letters, better accented characters, polished many characters by hand. Corrected fitting text when bold/not bold is mixed. Finally it looks perfect for me! Fits perfectly in every program I checked! New screenshots added!
UPDATE (04-05-2011): version 1.4 - small boxes doesn't appear in some programs and after ... (three dots) anymore.
UPDATE (05-05-2011): small version added. LOOKS GORGEOUS!!! And you got about 20% more text fitted everywhere for free!
UPDATE (11-05-2011): version 1.4.1 - finally there are no small boxes AND no spaces "for" them in any program! One archive for two fonts. Screenshots are now taken with small version.
UPDATE (15-06-2011): version 1.4.1 - one small fix. Doesn't need new version number :)


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TREBUCHET-THAN:

UPDATE (12-05-2011): version 1.0 - RELEASE. Trebuchet correctly fitted to Android. No small boxes etc. Should be OK. Small version also included.
UPDATE (15-06-2011): version 1.1 - updated metrics to new version and added some corrections.

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CANDARA-THAN:
UPDATE (11-07-2011): version 1.0 - RELEASE. Several changes was made to that font to look and fit great on Android.
UPDATE (12-07-2011): after request I added semibold version (just as my segoe than is). It is included in one archive. I personally like normal version more. I don't know why :). EDIT: normal version corrected as it had wrong degree symbol.

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(15-06-2011)
I've added screenshot from fontchanger where you can see all my fonts on one screen.

(11-07-2011)
Added one screenshot taken with CandTHAN set as system font and new screenshot from fontchanger with CandTHAN set as system.


Screenshots below:
First taken with SegoeTHAN SMALL
second taken with Candara THAN
last taken with RobotoTHAN
 

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maddler

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I want to share with font prepared by me. This is compilation of three different Segoou :) fonts. My idea was to create font which:

- has the same metrics as DroidSans to perfectly fit in every program and HTC Sense LockScreen. I've done in by copying every metrics from DroidSans and then I fitted font to that metrics. This makes small letters much bigger in the same way as in original DroidSans.
- is slightly bolder then DroidSans
- is slightly narrower then DroidSans to fit more text
- looks better then DroidSans :)
- has every character from UTF-8

You can change font with 'font changer lite'.

It looks quite good but... any clue why I keep getting "square" characters at the end of some program's name? Strange...
 

wmfreak

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I want to share with font prepared by me. This is compilation of three different Segoou :) fonts. My idea was to create font which:

- has the same metrics as DroidSans to perfectly fit in every program and HTC Sense LockScreen. I've done in by copying every metrics from DroidSans and then I fitted font to that metrics. This makes small letters much bigger in the same way as in original DroidSans.
- is slightly bolder then DroidSans
- is slightly narrower then DroidSans to fit more text
- looks better then DroidSans :)
- has every character from UTF-8

You can change font with 'font changer lite'.


Lovin' it!

G
 

Abies78

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A silly question (well...I'm new in this ambit): how do I flash these fonts? Cheers

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hama2

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Font search
look sample pic

Any Idea whats named the Fontstyle ?

Edit..
Okay i found the font 7th but to big for dhd
 

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preacher65

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This is a really nice looking font, thanks for making it. It looks like a lot of time and effort went into it. :)

Unfortunately apps in the pull down menu use bold text, and this font seems to be wider than stock when bold. So the descriptive text for some apps (JuiceDefender for example) is too wide, and disappears off the right side of the screen.

Edit: Sorry, ignore the above, it was just one mode in Juice Defender, and the same thing happened with stock font. :eek:
 

than33

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I've just checked and in fact my font in bold is much narrower then original Droid Sans bold.

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    NOW ROBOTO FONT!

    Now I've included new font straight from Google: ROBOTO. That font is very nice, but it is not exactly designed for older android. It is simply to big. So I made sligthly smaller version and then my little magic condensation. I made my goal in 100%: IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!

    Just look at last screenshot.



    Kalagas: The best font I have ever used in 2 years I have android devices...
    Good work... very good...
    It's exactly what it's needed...
    Thanks a lot...

    You can change font with 'font changer' from android market. Just extract archive to /sdcard/.fontchanger/. Then you must delete DefaultFont.ttf and DefaultFont-Bold.ttf from /system/fonts by yourself.

    >>> MANUAL INSTALL

    - go to /system/fonts
    - Press "Mount R/W" if it is not already writable
    - copy segoeThanNarrow.ttf over DroidSans.ttf
    - copy segoeThanNarrow-Bold.ttf over DroidSans-Bold.ttf
    - DELETE DefaultFont.ttf and DefaultFont-Bold.ttf
    - REBOOT


    -----------------------------
    SEGOE-THAN:

    This one is compilation of three different Segoou :) fonts. My idea was to create font which:

    - will look much better and cleaner then DroidSans
    - has the same metrics as DroidSans to perfectly fit in every program and HTC Sense (Lock Screen especially). I've done it by copying every metrics from DroidSans and then I fitted font to that metrics. This makes small letters much bigger in the same way as in original DroidSans.
    - is slightly bolder then DroidSans
    - is slightly narrower then DroidSans to fit more text (this is really nice!)
    - looks better then DroidSans :)
    - has every character from UTF-8

    UPDATE (20-01-2011): some metrics corrected so g,j, etc are no longer cutted in some programs.
    UPDATE (16-03-2011): corrected some more metrics in BOLD, renamed everything in font so it displays correctly in some programs (for example in Firefox).
    UPDATE (12-04-2011): corrected sizes of CAPS letters, better accented characters, polished many characters by hand. Corrected fitting text when bold/not bold is mixed. Finally it looks perfect for me! Fits perfectly in every program I checked! New screenshots added!
    UPDATE (04-05-2011): version 1.4 - small boxes doesn't appear in some programs and after ... (three dots) anymore.
    UPDATE (05-05-2011): small version added. LOOKS GORGEOUS!!! And you got about 20% more text fitted everywhere for free!
    UPDATE (11-05-2011): version 1.4.1 - finally there are no small boxes AND no spaces "for" them in any program! One archive for two fonts. Screenshots are now taken with small version.
    UPDATE (15-06-2011): version 1.4.1 - one small fix. Doesn't need new version number :)


    -----------------------------
    TREBUCHET-THAN:

    UPDATE (12-05-2011): version 1.0 - RELEASE. Trebuchet correctly fitted to Android. No small boxes etc. Should be OK. Small version also included.
    UPDATE (15-06-2011): version 1.1 - updated metrics to new version and added some corrections.

    -----------------------------
    CANDARA-THAN:
    UPDATE (11-07-2011): version 1.0 - RELEASE. Several changes was made to that font to look and fit great on Android.
    UPDATE (12-07-2011): after request I added semibold version (just as my segoe than is). It is included in one archive. I personally like normal version more. I don't know why :). EDIT: normal version corrected as it had wrong degree symbol.

    -----------------------------
    (15-06-2011)
    I've added screenshot from fontchanger where you can see all my fonts on one screen.

    (11-07-2011)
    Added one screenshot taken with CandTHAN set as system font and new screenshot from fontchanger with CandTHAN set as system.


    Screenshots below:
    First taken with SegoeTHAN SMALL
    second taken with Candara THAN
    last taken with RobotoTHAN
    2
    I've added modified Trebuchet normal and small versions!
    2
    Okay, thanks. Grateful for any help you can give, and looking forward to the new small version. :)

    I've added version 1.4. I think that it is corrected now. Please check in Your phone.

    SMALL VERSION COMING SOON!
    2
    Now you can choose my fonts in UOT kitchen! You can make flashable zip that changes only font!

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    2
    I've just saw it in one app by myself and yes out is related to three dots. I will check this one monday maybe. And I got ready small version of font.

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