All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 30-10-2006, 03:40 PM
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This information is taken from WDA forum, SENIOR "XiBeiDuLang 西北毒郎"

http://www.wda.com.cn/thread-393017-1-1.html

1) Use card reader to create a Fonts folder in E Drive, resource Folder. (E:\resource\Fonts)
2) Copy the XBDL.TTF files into Fonts Folder
3) Refer to the Picture and select the kind font your like, copy the typr of GDR files into Fonts files.
4) Off and ON your H/P. Here you go....



No better which kind of font you select, XBDL.TTF is Compulsorly.

After adding the XBDL.TTF with selected kind of font, your H/P Fonts will change. Please refer to attached Picture.
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Old 30-10-2006, 04:50 PM
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Quick questions:

- What is SENIOR "XiBeiDuLang 西北毒郎"?
- What is H/P?
- What font does this trick allow to change?
- Where's the XBDL.TTF file?
- Where are the GDR files?
- What happens if one wants to remove the font and revert to the default one? Is it possible?

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Old 05-11-2006, 10:40 PM
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1.someone's ID, in chinese, maybe could be translated into "a fierce wolf from the northwest"

2. in my understanding, just your mobile phone.

3. the font to display the most fundamental things...application name, sms, contact, calendar, almost all system built-in softwares texts.

4. could be downloaded from the we forum www.wda.com.cn with the link he provided. For english users, maybe u could connect through google translator.

5. the same as 4.

6. just delete the files by using "data transfer" mode or through a card reader.

hope the answer above could be helpful.
And I have tried the fonts. It works on my e61. It could be a universal solution tough currently it's setting isn't beating the original system font.
but just imagine that it makes possible to use ANY ttf font in ur e-series phone.

just give a shot.

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Old 06-11-2006, 01:00 AM
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excellent, just what i've been waiting for, but i.m unable to login to the forum mentioned, nor can i read chinese...
can you post the files elsewhere?
thanks
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Oh! Such a hassle Nokia & Symbian.

After so much research, I noticed that someone in www.wda.com.cn posted that he/she was able to change the font in the N80IE (non-Chinese) version to read Chinese just by placing 'fonts' in E:\Resource\Fonts...

I had the N80 v. 4.0623.0.41 RM 12 APAC. I tried the suggested 'fix' and it did not work. The XBDL.TTF trick did not work either.

It seems that v.4.0623.0.41 RM12 APAC did not allow this.

Noting that the user in wda.com.cn said that his/her phone was N80IE, I re-flashed my phone using Pheonix/Diego to N80IE v.4.0623.0.38 with Philippine/Malaysia/Indonesia RM 12 T9 support.

Then I installed the fonts provided in www.wda.com.cn and it worked. Voilą!

So... to be able to change fonts to allow the viewing of other languages...

1) Re-flash your phone to desired Region Code of N80IE v.4.0623.0.38 (Search Google) ... do not ever re-flash your N80 firmware back to v3.X.XXXX.X.XX since these versions are very buggy.

2) Get a font face that has the most complete font set (I like Arial Unicode MS or Code 2000)

3) Find Font Creator 5.0 by High-Logic...

4) Make a copy of the original font X 4. Need to have 4 Copies.

5) Using Font Creator... rename the areas that contain font names to

- Series 60 Sans Regular (Family: Series 60 Sans)
- Series 60 SansB Regular (Family: Series 60 SansB)
- Series 60 Sans SemiBold (Family: Series 60 Sans)
- Series 60 Sans TitleSmBd (Family: Series 60 Sans TitleSmBd)


Then, place these 4 renamed fonts to E:\Resource\Fonts, reboot phone. Use card reader to access E:\Resource\Fonts to place or delete font files.

No guarantee. You are held liable if you re-flash your phone. Once you re-flash it, warranty is over. Read important (Google It) info about reflashing your S60 3rd Ed Phone.

 

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