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    Has anybody had any luck changing the fonts on iOS 4? I always manually changed them under Fonts then Caches on my old 3GS. For some reason it doesn't work on my new i4. FontSwap doesn't work either.
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    yeah i had the same issue.... font swap no good so i thought ill do it the old fasioned way and manually change them but nope didnt work either...sigh

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    What happens is that iOS 4 uses the TTC (TrueType Collection) format for most fonts as opposed to the TTF (TrueType Font) used before. What you have to do is convert them following these instructions: Fonts for iOS4
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    I'm on 64-bit Windows. If someone could follow those instructions, please give me the bold and Neue versions of NeoTech it would be much appreciated... All anyone is giving out is just the reg font.
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    Damn I'm on 64bit as well. @SharpieBandit - if anyone hooks you up let me know, I would also like NeoTech

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jliszt View Post
    What happens is that iOS 4 uses the TTC (TrueType Collection) format for most fonts as opposed to the TTF (TrueType Font) used before. What you have to do is convert them following these instructions: Fonts for iOS4

    I do not understand step 4 and 5 ..? could explain a little better.

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    There has been fonts already ported and ready to be SSH'd for ios4. Just use google to search..

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    iPhoneRuler | How To: Install iPhone fonts (iOS 4)

    Make sure to read instructions carefully. This is even better method than using FontSwap,it changes all system fonts,even the keyboard If you want a different Lockscreen clock,calculator and dialer fonts you can change them in FontSwap while still keeping the custom one,enjoy!

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    Hey jeffglenellen I've downloaded the files from iPhone rulers sites, but when I unzipped them they unzip as a file with no extention, which means I can't do anything with it on my pc, am I missing some sort o codex or something? What extension should those files unpack as.... .ttc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evldat View Post
    Hey jeffglenellen I've downloaded the files from iPhone rulers sites, but when I unzipped them they unzip as a file with no extention, which means I can't do anything with it on my pc, am I missing some sort o codex or something? What extension should those files unpack as.... .ttc?
    Yes,they should extract as a folder with the .ttc and .ttf files,along with some sort of read me text file(I just delete the text file and install all the .ttf and .ttc files). If you are having trouble I can make a zip file for you with the files you need for whatever font you want from the site

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    Yeah Thats what i thought... Dont know why my pc is unpacking it into a single extensionless file? Mate if you could repack those files for me that would be Great, im after the Celexa and amerika fonts... Mainly system fonts but whatever you feel like doing would be greatly appreciated cheers
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    Ok so I have searched actually and went through almost all 70-something pages on Xsellize (ick) where they have been posting the fonts. There is only the regular NeoTech being passed around. If you try to just use the same file for Neue and Bold, it doesn't work and crashes the springboard. Also, 64-bit Windows can't use the tools to make the fonts.

    However if you did search before just assuming that I didn't and found those fonts, I would be greatly thankful if you could show me as to where you found them.
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    There's a bunch on iPhone rulers page... The link is in the post above
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    Pretty complicated but if you keep at it, you can change the font. Took me awhile to get it earlier today.
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    this is so frustrating.... i can breakdown the ttc file and replace the FONT00.TTF and FONT01.TTF files i run the comand 'MAKETTC" and i get a batch error saying MAKETTC is not recognised? anyone else having this issue? im running windows xp...

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    Ok, so I've successfully generated compatible font files and replaced the following in /Sytem/Library/fonts/cache/

    Helvetica.ttc
    MarkerFeltThin.ttf
    LockClock.ttf
    PhonepadTwo.ttf
    PhoneKeyCaps.ttf
    (I couldn't swap HelveticaNeue because it crashed my phone)

    The only fonts that seemed to change were the icon labels and the time (but not the date) on the lock screen. How do I change other things such as the date on the lock screen and the time on the status bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evldat View Post
    Yeah Thats what i thought... Dont know why my pc is unpacking it into a single extensionless file? Mate if you could repack those files for me that would be Great, im after the Celexa and amerika fonts... Mainly system fonts but whatever you feel like doing would be greatly appreciated cheers
    Here you go,sorry I didn't see your comment until now,hope this works for you,these are the system fonts for Celexa and Amerika
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    Thanks heaps mate, that worked like a charm I really appreciate it... Couldn't stand the original font... Only question I have I'm using the celexa font and it seems to have changed all my system fonts except the speech bubbles in SMS and and some other text... Any ideas? Cheers

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    Hello all!! I have a question, I went on cydia and got the papyrus font. It works, it changed all my fonts but what I need to know is , how can I make it bold?

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    Or you could just get BytaFont on Cydia. Changes fonts system wide on iOS4.0 and higher. And then get ur iPhoneRuler fonts in the fonts section of Cydia

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