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Talk:Creating and loading custom fonts in Symbian

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08 Sep
Article Review by savaj (20090908)

Using custom fonts is most frequent requirement of GUI applications. Basically device supports system fonts and logical fonts, which may not fulfill requiremnt of end user. For example by default device does not support font "Monotype Corsiva", in that case user need to use custom fonts. In symbian custom fonts can be created in two ways, either using .gdr file or using .ttf file.

This article demonstrates how to create custom fonts using .gdr files. Step by step explanation of source code simplifies understanding, a beginners quickly understand how it works. This source code can be easily extended to create fonts using .ttf files. Rendering fonts of custom language, for example arabic script or indic script, is also possible using this code example.