8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 4:02 AM by coleworldbby RSS

    how do i put a font into my phone

      i couldnt find the font i wanted in fontswap or beytafont or whatever

      and id really like to know how to dl one online and put it on my phone

        • 1. Re: how do i put a font into my phone
          saiflu

          Hello, coleworldbby! You can download that font and convert into an iPhone-useable font format, then put it onto the phone via SSH and open it with a Jailbreak app.

          Good Luck!

          • 2. Re: how do i put a font into my phone

            how would i do that??

            • 3. Re: how do i put a font into my phone
              saiflu

              Hello, coleworldbby! I've found a solution, though rigorous.  I'm assuming you are on a Windows® System, so here is a tutorial on that. After you've downloaded the font:

               

              1. Start > Run, or WinKey + R

              • 2. Type fonts in the Run window that opens
              • 3. Hit Enter
              • 4. This will open the Fonts folder.
              • 5. Make a new folder [yourfont] on your Desktop
              • 6. Find the font in the Fonts folder and select and drag them to the Calibri folder, or use copy/paste.
              • 1. Connect to your iPhone using WinSCP or Fugu via it’s IP address. username: root, password: alpine
              • 2. Navigate to this folder /System/Library/Fonts/Cache/
              • 3. Create a new folder MyFonts in the Cache folder
              • we’ll copy our new fonts in this folder so that they are easily identifiable and properly organized.
              • 4. Copy the four files for Calibri font to the MyFonts folder
              • 5. Navigate to the folder /System/Library/Fonts/
              • 6. Copy the file CGFontCache.plist to your desktop. You need to convert this to XML. Google is your BFF.
              • 7. Open the converted CGFontCache.plist file with your favorite text editor.
              • 8. There are two sections in this file you need to edit Names and TraitMappings
                • Names is an array which has key value pairs of the Font Name and the Font file name.
                • it has the following syntax
                • <key>Font Name</key> <string>Full Path to Font File</string> 
                • in this section add these lines at the start

                •  <key>Calibri</key> <string>/System/Library/Fonts/Cache/MyFonts/Calibri.ttf</string> <key>Calibri Bold</key> <string>/System/Library/Fonts/Cache/MyFonts/CalibriBold.ttf</string> <key>Calibri Italic</key> <string>/System/Library/Fonts/Cache/MyFonts/CalibriItalic.ttf</string> <key>Calibri Bold Italic</key> <string>/System/Library/Fonts/Cache/MyFonts/CalibriBoldItalic.ttf</string> 
                • TraitMappings is an array which maps the various font styles to fonts of a font family.
                • it has the following syntax

                • <key>Font Family Name</key> <dict> <key>Plain</key> <string>Font Name</string> <key>Bold</key> <string>Font Name</string> <key>Italic</key> <string>Font Name</string> <key>Bold-Italic</key> <string>Font Name</string> </dict> 
                • Note: the four elements are fixed, you can not use any other values for these, they must be Plain, Bold, Italic, Bold-Italic. The font name will vary from font to font. If you don’t have a particular font for a font family simply exclude the respective lines from it’s entry, ie if you only have Plain and Bold fonts use only the Plain and Bold <key>,<string> pairs and exclude the Italic and Bold-Italic pairs.

                • in this section add these lines at the start

                •  <key>Calibri</key> <dict> <key>Plain</key> <string>Calibri</string> <key>Bold</key> <string>Calibri Bold</string> <key>Italic</key> <string>Calibri Italic</string> <key>Bold-Italic</key> <string>Calibri Bold Italic</string> </dict> 
              • 9. Respring/Reboot your iPhone to load the new fonts and test them.
              • 10. Result
              • the HTML page

              • <html> <head> <title>Calibri Test</title>  <style> #calibri     { font-family: calibri; font-style: normal; } #calibrii     { font-family: calibri; font-style: italic; } #calibrib     { font-family: calibri; font-weight: bold; } #calibriib     { font-family: calibri; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; } </style> </head> <body> <div id=calibri>Calibri</div> <div id=calibrib>Calibri Bold</div> <div id=calibrii>Calibri Italic</div> <div id=calibriib>Calibri Bold Italic</div> </body> </html>

               

              Good Luck!

              • 4. Re: how do i put a font into my phone

                thanks! one question

                i got lost

                at

                 

                Connect to your iPhone using WinSCP or Fugu via it’s IP address. username: root, password: alpine

                 

                what is winscp or fugu?

                 

                how do i connect it?

                • 5. Re: how do i put a font into my phone
                  saiflu

                  Hello, coleworldbby.

                   

                  WinSCP® is an "SSH" program that helps you connect to your iPhone® to manage files, etc.

                  You can download it here - WinSCP

                  STEPS

                  1. Unlock your iPhone

                  2. Go to Settings

                  3. Click Wi-Fi

                  4. Click your connected network.

                  5. Check the IP address.

                  6. on WinSCP

                  7. put your IP Address

                  8. user name: root

                  9. password: alpine.

                  • 6. Re: how do i put a font into my phone

                    lol i appreciate your response but i tried to do it and got lost

                     

                    boo

                    • 7. Re: how do i put a font into my phone
                      saiflu

                      coleworldbby,

                       

                      If you want that font, you can request the developer of Bytafont® to put in on there!

                      • 8. Re: how do i put a font into my phone

                        it says requests are closed. just my luck