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I've recently changed a bunch of the icons on my iphone homepage. The date displayed on the calendar icon (actual number of day) is too large for the icon and
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    I've recently changed a bunch of the icons on my iphone homepage. The date displayed on the calendar icon (actual number of day) is too large for the icon and overlaps the edge. Is there any way to adjust the font size of the number displayed on top of the icon?

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    is there a way to get rid of it completely?

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    Anyone figure how to change the size yet? I'm trying to do this also.

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    changing the color would be cool too!
    Last edited by spook75; 09-26-2007 at 12:29 PM. Reason: typo

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    So far there is no way to do anything at all with the day and date.

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    i'd love to be able to change the font size or color, but for now, i settled on just removing the characters all together.

    for the frisky amongst you, if you wanna just delete the characters, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app/(Language you use/Springboard.strings
    and using the same program you use to edit plists, make the data blank for CALENDAR_ICON_DAY_NAME_FORMAT
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    CALENDAR_ICON_DAY_NUMBER_FORMAT
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    its easier than that
    just go to mobilecal.app and copy the plist to your computer... use this service to convert it to plaintext
    [ Convert Apple Property list from binary to text XML ]
    and then remove the lines
    ""
    <key>SBIconClass</key>
    <string>SBCalendarApplicationIcon</string>
    ""
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    for anyone still wondering how to do this, winterboard now supports the changhing of font as if it were on an html page using html code such as color and opacity. You can change those things in the info.plist of your theme.

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    if anyone still wondering on how to do this, just create a text file and name it Info.plist (case sensitive) and put in the root of your theme folder (e.g. Mytheme.theme)

    <key>CalendarIconDateStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 30px; color: white;</string>

    <key>CalendarIconDayStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 10px; color: white;</string>

    play around as you wish on those. hope this helps
    Go Gators!!!

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    Any know how to move the date text down a few pixels? Mine seems to be up too high - adjusting the font size mkes it a little better, but still isn't ideal...



    Cheers

    Greg

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    PLEASE POST THAT THEME when youre done!
    it is amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by luiz View Post
    greg.
    PLEASE POST THAT THEME when youre done!
    it is amazing
    Haha, thanks. It's waaaay way off a relase at the mo, what you can see in that screenshot is literally all I have at the mo.

    Little update:



    Changed the clock icon as it looked too plain, resized phone, and finished mail/SMS icons. Next will be the Calculator, I tried living with it but still don't like it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzaras View Post
    if anyone still wondering on how to do this, just create a text file and name it Info.plist (case sensitive) and put in the root of your theme folder (e.g. Mytheme.theme)

    <key>CalendarIconDateStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 30px; color: white;</string>

    <key>CalendarIconDayStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 10px; color: white;</string>

    play around as you wish on those. hope this helps
    this is exactly what i needed! thank you!!
    also, i wanted to move the date up a bit - here's how if anyone needs it:

    add the bold to the date string from above ^^^
    <key>CalendarIconDateStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 30px; color: white; padding: 20px 0px 20px 0px;</string>

    the first set of px is the one you want to tweak (20px)...
    increasing that number will move the date down,
    decreasing that number will move the date up

    hope this helps someone else!!

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    You the MAN! Thanks. Made smaller icons in new theme and have been searching all over for a way to move the date up or down to fit new icon.

    Thanks again. Keep up the good work!

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    Awesome!
    glad you found this post, and i was able to help ")

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    Guys!
    I am reading all that posts of you of "how to do this and that"... changing font,icons etc.
    I am wondering- are you guys are all programmers?
    Cos,look ..I don't think an average Joe will follow those steps correctly and if not ...
    he will ruin the phone.You need to put a RED Attn Sign to warn pips - that they are at their own.
    Just a thought...
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    Is there a way to change the position of the day and date in iOS4? The above method does not work for me. Is there someplace the actual info.plist file is located for globally tweaking the location of the text on the calendar icon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack3aces View Post
    this is exactly what i needed! thank you!!
    also, i wanted to move the date up a bit - here's how if anyone needs it:

    add the bold to the date string from above ^^^
    <key>CalendarIconDateStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 30px; color: white; padding: 20px 0px 20px 0px;</string>

    the first set of px is the one you want to tweak (20px)...
    increasing that number will move the date down,
    decreasing that number will move the date up

    hope this helps someone else!!
    THANK YOU!!! This had been driving me crazy!! I'm using Stereo's Lepord theme and the # and day would not line up!! now they do and I just copied your code above.. (with the bold) thanks to both of you guys!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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    If anyone still couldn't get their info.plist to change the appearance of the calendar, make sure your info.plist file includes the bold sections here:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"

    "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>


    <key>CalendarIconDateStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 18px; color: white;</string>

    <key>CalendarIconDayStyle</key>
    <string>font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 10px; color: white;</string>


    </dict>
    </plist>


    I'm new to all this so I'm not sure if it's just an iOS4 thing or not. May be common knowledge to some but not everyone.. Haha, posts like these have been helpful to me so thought I'd just throw this out there for other confused souls

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    Hi friends,
    Is it possible if calendar icon display the year too?

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