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    Default FontSwap change your fonts
    Saw this in installer and wanted to share it with you folks that might have missed it. It is on the iPod Touch Fans source touchrepo.com/repo.xml . You can change the fonts for the Lock Clock, Notes font and System fonts. I tried it on 1.1.3 with no problems.
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    Just tried this on a ziphone 2.4 jb 1.1.4 phone and it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iBlade View Post
    Saw this in installer and wanted to share it with you folks that might have missed it. It is on the iPod Touch Fans source touchrepo.com/repo.xml . You can change the fonts for the Lock Clock, Notes font and System fonts. I tried it on 1.1.3 with no problems.
    I have gots to know if that is the name of that font at the title of the note.... THAT IS BY FAR THE SEXXIEST FONT EVER.... ITS ALMOST JUST LIKE MY HANDWRITING..!! *=
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    Wow, this is cool.

    Thanks so much to the developer(s)!
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    Just wanted to give a fair warning to all ... installed this .. changed fonts a few times worked great ... went to change it back to the original font ..... bam .. now i get non stop loop when booting.. thanks ... there goes months and months of custom apps and icons >.... guess now i have a reason to goto 1.1.4.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeNtKiLLa View Post
    I have gots to know if that is the name of that font at the title of the note.... THAT IS BY FAR THE SEXXIEST FONT EVER.... ITS ALMOST JUST LIKE MY HANDWRITING..!! *=
    I know that font is really nice, it's called Zapfino last one in the list. Only thing in notes it's better to keep a line empty otherwise it get's a little difficult to read. But I love it.
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    Default duh
    it works great
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    This will be really cool when the developer implements the code to allow user-added custom fonts.

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    I have not tried this, but does this able to change the size of the fonts also ?

    I would prefer to reduce the size of the font on the iphone as what I have done to Notes.app
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    No unfortunally you can not reduce the font size. I hope the author of the app will implement this in a future release. Maybe it's possible reduce it manually with the ttf font file. I will try it and post the result here.
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    could any tell me how to add more fonts to the fontswap.app

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    Well in the new version it says not to add more fonts manually, as it may crash the phone. So if you do it be careful. I am sure the author will implement this in a future release.
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    Hello! This is my first post on this forum. Yes, FontSwap is mine, as well as the TouchRepo you linked to earlier.

    Quote Originally Posted by brokentwice View Post
    Just wanted to give a fair warning to all ... installed this .. changed fonts a few times worked great ... went to change it back to the original font ..... bam .. now i get non stop loop when booting.. thanks ... there goes months and months of custom apps and icons >.... guess now i have a reason to goto 1.1.4.....
    I'm curious how this happened. Out of all the downloaders, this is the first time I've heard of this happening through the app. I know that if you add in a font yourself without defining it in you font cache file, then you will get a spinning wheel of death.

    I'd like to know your exact steps leading up to this, if you don't mind. Then I can try to duplicate the error.

    The good thing about when errors like this occur they are fixable. In this case, the iPhone doesn't lose WiFi, so you can go in and fix the changes in /System/Library/Fonts/CGFontCache.plist. Usually replacing everything in the "trait mappings" key with everything that is in the /Applications/FontSwap.app/files/traitMapDefs.plist's "trait mappings" key will fix any problem. You may need to reboot after saving the changes.



    Quote Originally Posted by saleh316 View Post
    could any tell me how to add more fonts to the fontswap.app
    Don't add in more fonts yet. Some work, some, for a seemingly random reason cause a spinning wheel of death. Pulling fonts from my mac, I couldn't find any common denominators.

    Then there are the fonts that work some places, but not all. Like Comic Sans MS. It will work in notes andon the lock screen, but if you set it as your system font, it will cause the Spinning Wheel of Death.
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    so is comic sans the only one that will cause the spinning wheel of death when you make it the system fonts or are there others? Basically what should we not change for now?

    :edit: i see that comic sans is not on there, so are the fonts on there all safe to change around without any wheels of death?
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    Hi SkylarEC,
    First of thank you for this app. I hope you don't mind, me starting this post. I hope you will develop this app further. I noticed that some fonts are displayed to big, is there a way to fix this? Is it possible to reduce the size of the ttf font file. I do have two phones one running 1.1.1 and the other 1.1.3. If you need any help in testing different fonts, I will be glad to help. Thanks again.
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    Default bam! spinning wheel of death for me too
    hi guys, really bummed out at the moment, installed the fonts app and it looked nice, i changed my system fonts twice and then selected the default option in the top right hand corner to put them back and bam, my beloved iphone is now giving me spinng wheel all the time, really gutted, have it since november and had it set up lovely. I was running 1.1.1 i think twas produced in week 37. tring to connect to itunes now to restore but itunes says an error occurred (5) your iphone could not be restored, anyone have any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
    so is comic sans the only one that will cause the spinning wheel of death when you make it the system fonts or are there others? Basically what should we not change for now?

    :edit: i see that comic sans is not on there, so are the fonts on there all safe to change around without any wheels of death?
    No, Comic Sans is one of the fonts I was testing for the "Add A Font" feature. I am thinking of pulling from different lists for System and Notes, since notes seems to be capable of reading all fonts. And the worst thing that will happen is that notes will refuse to start until you resetthe font.

    Quote Originally Posted by iBlade View Post
    Hi SkylarEC,
    First of thank you for this app. I hope you don't mind, me starting this post. I hope you will develop this app further. I noticed that some fonts are displayed to big, is there a way to fix this? Is it possible to reduce the size of the ttf font file. I do have two phones one running 1.1.1 and the other 1.1.3. If you need any help in testing different fonts, I will be glad to help. Thanks again.
    Font sizes are set (explicitely, or otherwise) by the application calling them, so there's nothing I can do to change their size. Although, I can change the size that they appear to be in the preview box. That way you can see all of Zapfino, or any other large fonts in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by philbee View Post
    hi guys, really bummed out at the moment, installed the fonts app and it looked nice, i changed my system fonts twice and then selected the default option in the top right hand corner to put them back and bam, my beloved iphone is now giving me spinng wheel all the time, really gutted, have it since november and had it set up lovely. I was running 1.1.1 i think twas produced in week 37. tring to connect to itunes now to restore but itunes says an error occurred (5) your iphone could not be restored, anyone have any ideas?
    I outlined a fix for that on the previous page. You do not need to restore. I'm curious though, because try as I might, I can't get my iPhone to get the same error.
    Last edited by SkylarEC; 03-02-2008 at 05:24 PM.

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    Thanks for quick reply, will give it a go now, dunno how i missed your fix, will let you know how i get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkylarEC View Post
    No, Comic Sans is one of the fonts I was testing for the "Add A Font" feature. I am thinking of pulling from different lists for System and Notes, since notes seems to be capable of reading all fonts. And the worst thing that will happen is that notes will refuse to start until you resetthe font.
    Oh ok cool, im trying it out now, great app, keep up the great work
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