01/17/2008

Android Font

Android has True Type fonts in system/fonts.
$ ls -lh system/fonts/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 145.0k Dec 11 21:12 DroidSans-Bold.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 106.2k Dec 11 21:12 DroidSans.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.0M Dec 11 21:12 DroidSansFallback.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 74.3k Dec 11 21:12 DroidSansMono.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 164.9k Dec 11 21:12 DroidSerif-Bold.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 130.8k Dec 11 21:12 DroidSerif-BoldItalic.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 91.8k Dec 11 21:12 DroidSerif-Italic.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 156.2k Dec 11 21:12 DroidSerif-Regular.ttf
I tried to install some of them to my Windows XP PC.

Just copy them to SD card, then drag & drop into c:\Windows\Fonts.

droid-serif.png  droid-sans-mono.png  droid-sans-fallback.PNG

So, the biggest font file, DroidSansFallback.ttf, has Japanese font in it. I guess other language fonts such as Simple Chinese and Big5 also supported by this single font file as well as other European Language fonts.

It's like a zipping the World into 3M bytes. I'm not fammiliar with embedded font things, but I guess Android has one of the most sophisticated font systems.

This is only an experiment. Copying out the font files may bring up copyright issue, so I deleted them from my PC.
posted by 安藤恐竜 at 13:01 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | 日記
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