07-26-2012 12:18 PM
This is the original article on the RIM's devblog:
07-26-2012 05:40 PM
Great. I love the new choices!
But I hope that RIM considers making their new standard font available to developers...
A quick reminder: Google open sourced all fonts since Android 1.5 and Microsoft at least ships the WP7 font with your free VS2010 Express for WP download. I don't know about the iGuys, since their mobile OS's standard font came preinstalled on my MacBook.
Why should RIM do this?
One might need the font for creating BB10 themed logos / images or simply for testing WebWorks apps in Ripple...
07-29-2012 11:59 AM
I went the hard and stressful way and extracted all fonts (amongst other interesting things) from the BB10 simulator, where extracting means: installing a QNX Neutrino VM first in order to gain root access to the BB10 filesystem...
These fonts are in TTF format and work fine for my needs (Chrome & Photoshop in Mac OS X). But for legal reasons, I cannot simply share the files.
If RIM doesn't offer a more convenient solution soon, I will post (or blog) an easy-to-follow tutorial that leads through the process.
07-31-2012 05:34 PM
Thank you for the comments.
The BB10 fonts are property of their respective owners. Developers may contact RIM for the Slate Pro font file and sign a NDA. They are responsible to contact the third party companies owning the other fonts and comply with their licensing or copyright settings.
08-19-2012 02:38 PM
Come on, RIM... Why don't you go out and simply BUY that font with all required (sub-)licenses?
I'm currently running in the next stupid situation. After "borrowing" that font from the simulator for usage in my app logo I now would like to include it in a browser extension in order to provide a seamless cross-device experience.
Leaving the licensing to us seems a little stingy to me.
05-13-2013 10:24 AM
Also stuck in the same situation, hate the standard font, would love to change the system font to something i prefer.
Feels like and Apple iPhone which also ties you in to their proprietary fonts
Can somebody please help me.
Thanks so much.