Changing N70 Fonts
f you are one of those who do not like the plain default font or if
you are a "dare to be different" kind of person then this one is for
you! Change the fonts to whatever you have available or whatever suits
your taste. Get ready for a little facelift for your phone
Some background information: Nokia N70 does not use TTF font files,
instead it uses GDR file which is a compilation of all the fonts that
will be used by the phone. What we will do in the following steps is
select the fonts that we want to use, use an application to compile the
GDR file containing those fonts and finally uploading the font to the
handset. Alright, time to begin.
#1. Download and install GDR crreator Download it here. http://www.crazylittleworld.com/n70/egdrsetup.zip
#2. Run the application. Dont worry about the funny language. I will explain how to use it to make working fonts.
#3. You will see various tabs in the application. Each tab is there to
set the font for a certain part of the phone. The phone preview on the
left shows the part where the font belongs. Navigate till you get
familiar with what is under each tab.
#4. Under each tab, click browse to select the font, set the size
(defaults should work fine unless your font is too small or too big) and
select whether you want just the basic character set (ASCII/Unicode) or
want all the characters + symbols from that font (Symbian/Unicode).
From my experience Symbian/Unicode is only needed for Text Messaging
(2nd tab in the application). See the image below for descriptions on
#5. After you've set the font, click the "Compile Font" button (see
image below) to add the font to the GDR and have a look at "Preview
Font" window to get an idea of what the font will look like on the
#6. Finally, click the "Compile to GDR" button and save the file. Name it as you please.
#7. Now transfer the GDR file to your N70 via Bluetooth. Create a folder
named "Fonts" in C:\System and copy the file from inbox to the Fonts
folder (like we did with the Screensaver files above). In the end you
should get this - C:\System\Fonts\<filename>.gdr
#8. Delete the GDR file from Messaging -> Inbox and restart the phone.
#9. Congratulations, you've just installed new fonts on your N70.