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Developer
soaman
Posts: 848
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Z10

Font changes in BB 10

Hi!

 

On http://blackberrydev.si/font-changes-in-bb-10/ I've put a post about font changes in BB 10 when using Cascades or bbUI.js.

 

Regards, SOAman

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interfaSys
Posts: 817
Registered: ‎11-19-2009
My Device: Z10, Q10, 9900, 9790, PlayBook,
My Carrier: T-Mobile UK, Three, O2, Orange, Sunrise, Swisscom

Re: Font changes in BB 10

This is the original article on the RIM's devblog:

http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/07/blackberry-10-font-changes/

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Developing for BlackBerry 10 devices using the Sencha Touch framework.
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Developer
biggerCC
Posts: 270
Registered: ‎12-13-2010
My Device: PlayBook 16GB, BB10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: o2 (de)

Re: Font changes in BB 10

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...

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New Developer
herriyanto
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎07-29-2012
My Device: BB 9000
My Carrier: Indosat

Re: Font changes in BB 10

In addition, Google Web Font offer a large library of Font, and it's a FreeFont. 

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biggerCC
Posts: 270
Registered: ‎12-13-2010
My Device: PlayBook 16GB, BB10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: o2 (de)

Re: Font changes in BB 10

I went the hard and stressful :Sweatdrop: 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.

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kizkasen
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎06-26-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Font changes in BB 10

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.

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biggerCC
Posts: 270
Registered: ‎12-13-2010
My Device: PlayBook 16GB, BB10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: o2 (de)

Re: Font changes in BB 10

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.

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sbwoodside
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-08-2013
My Device: BB10
My Carrier: BB10

Re: Font changes in BB 10

This is bizarre. How are we supposed to do mockups if we don't have the font?
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biggerCC
Posts: 270
Registered: ‎12-13-2010
My Device: PlayBook 16GB, BB10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: o2 (de)

Re: Font changes in BB 10

I've sent you a direct message that should solve your problems. :smileywink:

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sollyshah
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-01-2010
My Device: blackberry storm 2 9550
My Carrier: vodacom south africa

Re: Font changes in BB 10

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 :smileysad:

 

Can somebody please help me.

 

Thanks so much.

Much appreciated.

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