Now a days many people are buying android devices. Cheap Android mobile phones are available from Rs 4000. But most of them lack the support for Unicode fonts i.e. Devanagari fonts like Marathi, Hindi, etc. After searching a bit I got many tricks to enable and install the font. So I am sharing one good trick that actually worked on my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 on Android version 2.3.
REMEMBER – This works only on ROOTED ANDROID DEVICES. We need to access (read/write) the Android file system and so it is necessary to have your device rooted. You can root your device using this APK – EasyRoot.apk. Other way, Google for “How to root android mobile” and follow the steps.
Now Let’s come to the main point…
1. Download and Install ES File Explorer.
2. After installing the app you will need to enable the Root Explorer. For that purpose Open “ES File Explorer” go to settings –> check “Root Explorer”. Also check “Mount File System” option so that we can write and file system.
3. Download and save these fonts on your device’s /system/font/ directory. (It will replace the fonts from that directory so be careful)
4. Reboot the device and enjoy the Marathi, Hindi messages and mails on your android device