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    Default How to change dialer font color???
    How can you change the color of the dialer font? Im referring to the font of the numbers that show up at the top as you're dialing. NOT the dialer picture as Casino Rob was asking about in his thread:
    http://modmyi.com/forums/skinning-th...or-change.html


    See the attachment to know exactly what Im referring to.

    Im asking here because i have googled it extensively but with no luck! Please tell me its possible!! Thanks!
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    Hmmm...If you find out what font the numbers are, you could take that font, and edit the numbers to all be whatever color you want and resave it. But this would change the numbers for everything that called that font...
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    This is the funniest reply I have read, particularly if you consider the user name

    Seriously, though, you cannot edit a font's color.

    The text color is likely in the code of the mobilephone.app and the only way to edit that would be with a hex editor (but good luck finding that entry in the raw hex code).
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    Shows how smart I am haha- but I thought you could just open it and fill it with colored paint and save it. I know I read that you can substitute fonts through WinterBoard by naming the other font whatever you wanted it to be substituted in for. Am I wrong about this too?
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    Haha, you're good sports about it and you're learning. Fonts are simple vector outlines and by definition have only 100% fills. The user can easily change the color of a font without having to modify the font file itself. So if you set a text color of red, the filled parts of the font will be red. In this case, the program has set the font to Helvetica and its color to white. You cannot change that without hacking the app's code.

    What can be done is to substitute the default font by another one and name it accordingly (so you got that partially right), but WinterBoard cannot do that (you that part wrong). You will have to substitute the font systemwide. But again, that does not change the color either. So for the purpose of this thread, the answer is that it can't be done easily.
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    Alright this explains it quite well thanks. Yea I woulda picked a different name if I thought I knew it all haha
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    Are you sure about this?
    What file are you referring to exactly? MobilePhone (556 KB)?
    I found this in the MobilePhone.app folder that you mentioned, along with:

    MobilePhonePackedImages.artwork
    PkgInfo
    Info.plist
    ResourceRules.plist
    EmergencyCallStrings.strings

    The plists mention no font color, however, the MobilePhone (556 KB file) contained "Color" in two places (see attached file).

    ._UISetColor._UISetSystemColor

    But I dont understand this Hex stuff! What does it all mean?? Where does it state that the font is white? I wish it was simple html stuff.
    Btw, how come you can change the LockClock font color easily but not this? Or maybe you can but I just dont know how??
    There must be an easier way!

    All I want to do is to change the default color from white to black, because I made a custom dialer with a white lcd background for the numbers (and I really want it white!)

    Thanks for the help fellas! I appreciate it!
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    the only way i know of changing the lockclock color is from making an html widget thing so that's why it's easy unless you know another way i don't know of if you do you should let me know please sorry i d0n't know how to change the phone dialed number color though i want to do that too for the phone themes i make but whateves hah.

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    You cant change the dialer font color, your only "simple" option is to have a font file made in the color you want. The guys over at x s e l l i z e .com are pretty helpful with stuff like that.
    Keep in mind that the dialer font and the calculator font are the same file (PhonepadTwo.ttf), so whatever you change your dialer font too, will also become your calculator font.
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    you can't make a font file in a color though. it's always white armadillo did a good job explaining it

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    What are you guys talking about? Font files do not have colors. You can always wish for it: Halfbakery: Colored Fonts but that doesn't make it real. Fonts simply have no color information and neither xsellize nor any other site can help you create a color font. Such a thing does not exist (there was a time when bitmap fonts did this, but currently this is not available in any font format the iPhone supports). Font colors can easily be set by a user in any app that supports custom colors for fonts, but neither phonepad nor calculator let you change colors nor do they have editable preference settings for font color. And neither is there a possibility to create a colored font.
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    by white that's what i meant they don't have color just the thing makes it white as default or something right? in .ttf there is no way to make a colored font i odn't know much about it you explained it earlier but i just know you can't make a colored font

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    Ok thanks armadillo. You pretty much reassured that there is NO way to do this lol.
    Its ok, I just made the LCD bg blue (so white font on a blue bg which is ok).
    I'm actually done making my dialer yay ..just where do I post it? Can I post it in this Skinning / Themes Discussion section?

    Thanks again for your help guys!

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    I'd post in the New Skins/Theme launches forum, but post pictures here so we can see!!!
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    hahaha! you'll see if over there tmrw i will release it
    along with 3 fonts that i ported!

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    Those three fonts are colored red, green, and blue?
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