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Increase Font Size?


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#1 ohfugit

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:42 PM

Hello,
I have a G1 running 6.0 Stable version of Cyanogenmod.
I would like to increase the font size of the menu's or the default on everything if possible
Would someone point me to the correct way to do this
Thank you!

#2 Skrki

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:58 PM

Have you looked at this?
http://www.google.co...b3e9e0669ddb0a1

#3 ohfugit

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:04 AM

Jeez thanks for the effort.

Too bad there is no friendly location that someone can ask questions about the specific version of firmware he is running and get a helpful response.

Have a nice day.

#4 Skrki

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:06 AM

So I take it you haven't even looked at the first few hits... I understand, it was easier to whine and flame.
How about a slight modification to that search phrase:
http://www.google.co...b3e9e0669ddb0a1

#5 ohfugit

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:17 AM

Actually I did look up the 1st few hits, but the answers were conflicting
the first said you could not next said to install an app.

The 2nd link I see some possibilities but most likely I will leave it alone or until  I get a specific answer.

In all honesty, I am a newb  I just joined this forum to try to get some help without breaking my phone

I see you are a mod. Please delete my account as it is obvious to me that this is not a community for me.

Thank you.

Edited by ohfugit, 22 September 2010 - 11:22 AM.


#6 Skrki

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:17 PM

Actually, both of those are true:

1. You can not change the size from within the system. I believe you must have had the stock ROM prior to installing the CM, and you must have seen the option in the Settings. Changing those values never did anything, and this is why the option is no longer included (this is my assumption based on common sense).

2. The app will work. It is meant to replace the fonts, not change their sizes. It is a hack, much like a theme, or something else kids do to their phones nowdays. The trick is to use a physically bigger typeface, so while replacing it, you in fact get a bigger size font.

If you really want your account removed, PM the administrator (user SatanR1) and he can get it sorted out. I'd advise against it, as it might come in handy. Perhaps there will be a question you will have an answer to, and so will get an opportunity to help another.. or you will have another question for us, and will get a chance to ask it better? :)
I wish you would stop looking at my replies with such negativity, and focus on your font problem. Many people here know how to sort that out, I'm sure if you just take a little optimism, and try to make us see YOUR effort in this matter, you will get the pointers you need.

Now, seeing that none of this will sink in the way it should, consider the following command (Android terminal):
# find | grep .ttf
The returned result:
localhost / # find | grep .ttf
./mnt/sdcard/AndroidThemes/Magic_ElixirMM7.2/fonts/DroidSans-Bold.ttf
./mnt/sdcard/AndroidThemes/Magic_ElixirMM7.2/fonts/DroidSans.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSerif-Regular.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSerif-Italic.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSerif-BoldItalic.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSerif-Bold.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSansThai.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSansMono.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSansHebrew.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSansArabic.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSans.ttf
./system/fonts/DroidSans-Bold.ttf
./system/fonts/Clockopia.ttf
This is where Android reads the fonts from: /system/fonts
You can see that I also have some fonts on my sdcard, within a theme I've downloaded, but ignore that for now. So, in order to preserve these, in case things don't go as expected, you may want to back them up.

Let's try backing up to a folder /sdcard/fonts/original:
#mkdir -p /sdcard/fonts/original
#cp /system/fonts/*.ttf /sdcard/fonts/original/
And now, you are free to replace the fonts in /system/fonts with whatever other font you like, as long as you preserve the names. The /system has to be mounted as "rw":
mount -o rw,remount /system
If things don't look well:
A/ You just restore the backup and reboot. To be able to do so, you need /system mounted as "rw":
B/ Re-flash the ROM (without wiping, of course). This will bring back the original installation, without touching your user data.

Besides the app you've found already, here is another community project:
http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=618019
Please note the line:

Quote

Features:
...
- Flash new System Fonts (Should work on every ROM and every device) - many different fonts (including preview)
...
Meaning... it doesn't matter what ROM, and what device, as long as it is Android. Obviously, the location of the system fonts doesn't change across the different AOSP branches, making it possible to preserve application's compatibility.  

Regards,
S.