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

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Old 21-12-2004, 01:50 AM
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Lightbulb Changing FONTS on 6600 & 7610.

Yes you read the subject correctly! And its very easy too! Before I start with the tutorial, take a look at the pics below, those are the ones I tried on my phone (6600 firmware v5). Also this works fine for 6600 on firmware v3 & v4.


Modern Font


Tahoma

WARNING: You will lose your default font when you perform the steps below.

Also prior to installing this fonts, I suggest you install FExplorer on your phone. Ok so here goes...

Step 1. Download the fonts HERE.

Step 2. In the Zip file you will see
+ FontRemover.sis
+ tahoma.sis
+ modern.sis
+ set3v3.sis
+ mssans.sis
+ symbol.gdr
+ comic.gdr

Step 3. Then send the FontRemover.sis to your phone and install it. Once installed, launch the application and it should ask you if you want to delete font. Click on Yes and it should tell you to reboot your phone. Do NOT reboot first.

Step 4. Now send one of the font sis files, lets say modern.sis to your phone and install it to your C drive (your phone, NOT mmc). Once installed then reboot your phone.

Step 5. When it starts, you should see the default fonts replaced by the ones you have just installed.


Now I cant stress this more but you need to understand that you can only use ONE FONT at one time. If you want to use another font, you will have to go back to step 3 & 4.


As for the .gdr files, you will need to do it this way.

Step 1. Use FontRemover to remove the fonts.

Step 2. Open FExplorer and goto C:\system and create a "fonts" folder as shown

below.



Step 3. Send the .gdr file to your phone. Do not open it as it will say unknown file format.

Step 4. Find the file in your mail folders (C or E:\system\mail\00001001_S\0-9, a-f) using FExplorer.

Step 5. Copy or Cut the file and then paste it to the C:\system\fonts folder.

Step 6. Exit FExplorer and then reboot you phone.


So its that simple. In my testing, I found that some fonts like tahoma & mssans does not make much different (well atleast to me) as the modern font did. Good luck!

Update: 23/12/04.
Please ignore the warning about you might lose your default font after following the steps. Your original font is stored in your Z:\system\font folder, so if you decide to remove the font you have installed with font remover or by deleting d C:\system\fonts folder, its totally safe.



Update: 16/09/05.
Download Easy GDR Convertor HERE.
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Old 21-12-2004, 08:38 PM
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the one million dollar question is: "how do you convert .ttf fonts to .sys fonts?"
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Actually I've got it, now I just gotta find someone to host it!
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But This Thing we have allready discused a lot
here is the link.
http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum...ad.php?t=28794

I think this thread should be closed.

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Old 25-12-2004, 09:06 AM
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Apologies..... I thought I'd do one detailed guide as the one is maybe a bit confusing to some.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Al3xandr3
the one million dollar question is: "how do you convert .ttf fonts to .sys fonts?"
HERE is the Easy GDR Creator! Now you can make your own fonts to your heart contents! Just dont forget to share!

Note: Please rename the .zip to .exe and then install the file.
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Web Link Japanese on 6630

hi.
i followed your instructions and managed to change my font on my nokia 6630 (english version) to Japanese with a font from herehere .
however, while the name displays correctly now the content of this file still does not.
it should be possible to do this for other unicode languages as well, i.e. chinese, korean etc.
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Thanks for that feedback duncani1629.
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So far the list goes as below....

UPDATE: 18/01/05

Works on
  • Model Firmware
    6600 - v3.42.1, v4.09.1, v5.27.0
    6630 - v2.39
    7610 - v4.0437.4
    N-gage - v4.03 Nem-4
Doesnt work on or little effect only
  • Model Firmware
    7610 - v4.0424.4
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Beer Font Color

I changed fonts and that's was amazing but...
I have a really dark theme and would like to put a light font, as yellow or white.
Does a way to change font color exist? My mobile is a 6630. thanxs

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I changed fonts and that's was amazing but...
I have a really dark theme and would like to put a light font, as yellow or white.
Does a way to change font color exist? My mobile is a 6630. thanxs
I doubt it. You can only set font colors when you design a theme.
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Hi!I'm wondering - is there a way to make the fonts bigger?Its for my father and without his glasses he has a hard time reading the contacts list, so is there anything to do about it?
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