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Nicccee..! I'm using NeoTech font for 1.1.4 from gaurav’s rants site lol
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    Nicccee..! I'm using NeoTech font for 1.1.4 from gaurav’s rants site lol

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    Plz make the Neo tech system font for 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byons View Post
    Plz make the Neo tech system font for 2.0
    it is available for 2.0 just go to the link above for gantrav and download and follow the instructions on the site
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    Quote Originally Posted by I <3 My Iphone View Post
    Nicccee..! I'm using NeoTech font for 1.1.4 from gauravís rants site lol
    Can you give me a direct link? I can't find NeoTech for 1.1.4.

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    does the sms text still look realllllly bad?

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    can someone upload a copy of the CGFontCache.plist file but in plain text not binary format to send space for me so I can add extra fonts to my iPod I don't have pc access and want to add new fonts.
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    Default CGFontCache.plist (ASCII) (FW 2.0)
    There, you have it.
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    thanks for the files!!!

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    could you email the WHOLE system/library/font directory?

    it would be GREATLY appreciated
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    Thank you SO MUCH. I cannot tell you how much I hate MarkerFelt.

    The typewriter font, magda, is a bit much for how I use notes though. Any chance you're going to turn out another batch of fonts masquerading as other fonts?

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    How do I change my system font to Georgia?

    I tried downloading the Georgia font on the first page and renaming the font files to Helvectiva but got the got spinning wheel of death. To fix I had to SSH into my phone and replace with a backup I made.

    Someone please advise!?!?

    I'm on a j/b 3G 2.1 FW btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rober View Post
    The typewriter font, magda, is a bit much for how I use notes though. Any chance you're going to turn out another batch of fonts masquerading as other fonts?
    Well, maybe you can suggest me some fonts you would like. I would definitely try Android's fonts, Droid Sans/Serif/Mono, but they lack some styles and I don't have the time right now to extrapolate something appropriate. I look for maximum legibility but don't mind some coolness factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny69blaze View Post
    How do I change my system font to Georgia?

    I tried downloading the Georgia font on the first page and renaming the font files to Helvectiva but got the got spinning wheel of death. To fix I had to SSH into my phone and replace with a backup I made.

    Someone please advise!?!?

    I'm on a j/b 3G 2.1 FW btw
    it's Helvetica.ttf and HelveticaBold.ttf

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtesnani View Post
    it's Helvetica.ttf and HelveticaBold.ttf
    just to be a little more precise for the people that don't get it.

    1.You need the standard and bold version of the font you want to replace.
    2. When you have those rename them: Helvetica.ttf and HelveticaBold.ttf
    3. Back up the Helvetica.ttf and HelveticaBold.ttf from your iphone then overwrite your files in there place.

    File Locations
    /System/Library/Fonts/Cache/Helvetica.ttf

    /System/Library/Fonts/Cache/HelveticaBold.ttf

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    thanks for being more specific. i was only brief because referring to johnny's post it seems like he knew what he was doing but was misspelling the file name

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    People, it's not enough to just rename the fonts, these are complex files containing metadata which need to be modified also. Just follow the guide here or the various ones you see on the Net.
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    Does anyone happen to have DB_LCD_Temp-Black ported as Helvetica and HelviticaBold ported for 2.0.x?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brinzei View Post
    Since a lot of you asked me how to convert the fonts to be usable on the iPhone, here it is: a very quick how-to.

    The fonts are TTFs, optimized for small size (they lack a lot of info, I guess some crossplatform stuff that Mac OS X does not need). There are two versions, the ones in /System/Fonts (original, unmodified TTFs, with copyright intact) and the ones in /System/Fonts/Cache (optimized for size and minimal info).

    Files and font names are mapped in CGFontCache.plist, which is a binary plist; it can be decompiled and edited with various tools; in Windows the easiest way is with Total Commander and T-PoT.

    The system seems to accept any font, optimized or not, it's just not aware of it until it's mapped correctly in CGFontCache.plist). You can add fonts which will show up on the various applications (book readers for example) by adding them to that plist.

    For the UI and Safari fonts you need some tools to change the internal font names, though. I use FontLab 5 to copy font information from the original fonts. After opening both original and my custom font, I use Copy... from Font Info to sync font names, styles and font identification. Some fonts need slight adjustments to Ascent/Descent values to look OK on the iPhone. Generate, replace originals.

    You can also copy/paste only some glyphs from custom to originals.

    If the UI crashes, you still have access to the filesystem and can undo anything (if you bothered to make backups, that is; did you?).

    Very simple stuff, really. Knock yourselves out.
    Thanks for the quick how-to, but do you think you'd ever do a guide with step by step instructions?

    I'd like to upload my own fonts and would love to learn how to do it myself.

    I've just never messed with any font software so I'd rather do it right the first time and not mess it up.
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    Default Link to Gourav's Tutorial "Port Fonts to iPhone"
    You can follow Gourav's very complete tutorial, here: gauravís rants Ľ [Tutorial] Port Fonts to iPhone

    [Tutorial] Port Fonts to iPhone

    i finally took the time to write the much awaited tutorial describing the process of porting fonts for iPhone.. this is important as iPhone users have many requests for fonts of their choice and as much as iíd like to, i simply donít have the time to fulfill all these demands..
    to cut a long story short..
    "Give a man a fish, heíll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and heíll eat for a lifetime."
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    does this method work for 2.1?

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