Droid Hack – How to Install Thai(and Other Language Fonts on the Droid!

You know my friend has just got the Droid couple months ago.  Well, the problem is that the Droid and all Android 2.0.1 or 2.1 operating systems don’t support the Thai language (and many other languages) by default.

He asked me to see if I can change that since he read a lot of Thai websites and not being able to read Thai on his Droid sucked.

Well, after about an hour of rooting the Droid, installing BusyBox, and copying over .ttf font files to the system font folder, his Droid now supports Thai language fully.  (Also I was able to do it without installing the Android SDK, which can be a pain to download if you are on short-circuited internet line.)

Of course, you can do this with any other language that’s not supported on the Droid factory OS.  I’ve wrote up a detailed step-by-step guide on how to install Thai fonts on the Droid over at my Nexus One Hacks blog here for those of you who want to do this on the Droid.

Of course, it should be similar on any other smartphone with the Android operating system, you just need to root your Android and copy over font files. (And yes, once you try it, it’s pretty darn easy to install any kind of fonts on your Android phone.)

I will also have a step-by-step guide for Nexus One users if anyone needs it.

What next?  I don’t know, I am waiting to get the 4G WiMax-enabled Supersonic Android phone from Sprint soon, that’s going to kick ass.

One Response to Droid Hack – How to Install Thai(and Other Language Fonts on the Droid!

  1. Adriano says:

    how about photoshop???? I have all the fonts working in office for mac, safari and the lot but when opening photoshop the fonts are not even listed….
    please help!!!

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