Update : Qt 4.7.2 has solved the font break in Qt apps. Now you can use whatever font you want . Get Qt 4.7.2 here : Qt 4.7.2 , Qt webkit , Qt mobility 1.1

Install all the three Qt binaries and you are all set to change fonts.

Proof that Qt apps dont break :

Lets get on with the tutorial then :

Here’s what you should do :

1. Make sure you have a memory card in your Symbian^3 device , you cannot change fonts using the Mass memory. ( Update : Mass memory works too ! )

2. Then get any True type font with .ttf as extension (if you want Nokia Pure, click hereΒ  <— This file contains all the renamed fonts like the ones given below) .

3. Now navigate to the Resource folder in memory card’s Root ( for example if M: is memory card , navigate to M:/Resource , if its not there, create one)

4.Now create a Folder called Fonts in M:/Resource ( So the folder path should be M:/Resource/Fonts )

5.Now this is the most important step :

Make four copies of the font you have and rename the same font to the corresponding filenames. ( for example: if you have helvetica(01).ttf rename it to nosnr60.ttf , like wise rename others to respective filenames given below )





6. After you have renamed to the above filenames, Copy them to the Fonts folder In M:/Resource/Fonts.

Now reboot the phone and enjoy your new fonts πŸ™‚

I have used the Helvetica Neue font and it looks like this :

Helvetica Neue Font

Hint : If you want the original fonts back, just erase the Fonts folder and reboot the phone.

Please share this if you like it .

Via DerylΒ at iPmart forum


Comments on: "How to change font in any Symbian^3 device [Updated with Qt 4.7.2 and Nokia Pure]" (25)

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  4. Neiroq said:

    Hey I want to change my N8 font and I know it screws up the Store and most Qt apps. My question is will these problems remain even after I switch back to the default font? Are these problems permanent, or just temporary?

    • No it is not permanent, once you delete the fonts and restart your phone, everything s back to normal…

      Btw thanks for visiting my site, please share with your friends about my site πŸ™‚ also check out the featured posts on the top.. cheers

      • Neiroq said:

        ok thanks! I’ll try it when I get home! Great site btw! Stumbled upon it accidentally but I’m glad I did. Now I have another site to add to my list of gadget news sites!

  5. i did all of U’re instruction.. But itls still won’t work at my C7,, could U help me..?

    • Sure..

      Before that :

      Did you copy the fonts to your memory card ?

      What is the Qt package installed ?

      Did u reboot the device ?

  6. yes i did..
    i installed QT packed that U attached
    i did reboot my phone by turn off the power.. is there any other way to reboot..??
    please tell me the step..

  7. i can’t change my phone font.. even i did over & over the step that U posted.
    is there any other way how to change it ??? please tell me..
    THANK U…

    • This is the only way u can do it.. sorry that u r not getting the font, but dont worry the official font will arrive in 2nd week of april i think..

  8. well… i ain’t the lucky one…
    but i’m glad there is a hope..
    please keep me on update about this.. this is a great stuff..!!
    thaks a lot..

  9. Subhasis said:

    I am asking help about some other problem. I try to read one Bengali news paper name “Anandabazar Patrika”. It’s web site is http://www.anandabazar.com. But while open it, it is not coming in bengali front. It is not my N8 problem. Same result also getting in other model also. Can you help me out please.

  10. bharat said:

    hi Gadgetbuff,

    I have read all your instructions about changing the font in n8.but when i opened up n8’s memory card there was no folder named Resources.then i used Xplore to see the root folders,there i did find the resources folder,but when i tried to create new directory/folder named Fonts.it prompted dir. cannot be created.
    Can u please tell me how i can create the fonts folder,either from phone or pc.
    And 1 more thing,can i use the .ttf fonts from pc(i mean will it support small or large file size)
    waiting for ur reply!

    • Just connect as mass storage in PC and then you can create the resource folder if its not there.. if it’s there just create the fonts folder and copy any .ttf fonts.. most .ttf fonts are supported..

      U cannot create the resource folder from your phone.. please connect to PC and create.. u can do it cos i was able to do it..

  11. sea-breeze said:

    I cann’t even create a resource folder ! even after connecting with the pc via USB cable it can’t simply create a resource folder even if i cliked show all hidden files !
    any ideas ?!

  12. dear sea-breeze, you have to remove your memory card frm U’re phone & connect it to pc use card reader.. U can’t create the resource folder in memory card if used the phone for.connection to U’re PC..

  13. CaptGabby said:

    It’s amazing! Sir, may I borrow your Helvetica Neue Font? πŸ™‚

  14. CaptGabby said:

    “Pretty please” πŸ™‚ I would really really like to see it on my N8….

    • Oops, sorry man, it’s kind of against rules to share paid fonts here… But u know, u can very well get it from the dark sites πŸ˜‰ Try torrentz.com πŸ˜€

  15. rashed said:

    I can’t read bangla newspaper,facebook nothing one.I want to read bangla in my nokia n8,but how can i do it.please please help me please.

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