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Font family and font size on Series 60Hi,
I develop web pages optimized for the Opera Mini browser. On Windows Mobile, the display is OK. But when I try to display the pages on a Nokia N95 phone (Symbian Series 60), there are several problèms.
- The fonts are not the expected ones (the fonts on the stylesheet are helvetica, arial, sans-serif).
- More over, the text size is too big and my page is too large.
1) How to get the right fonts ?
2) Which fonts by default are available on Opera Mini for Series 60 ?
3) How to set the font size (the size "small", "medium", "large" are not available on the Series 60).
Is there no setting for font sizes on the S60 device you're working on? I haven't heard of that before, but then again, I don't work with Nokia here in my office. As already said, if there are no different sizes available, it's all because of the JVM.
(Including fonts with Mini wouldn't work, because many older phones have a midlet size limit (128 kB, for example). Also, a font that works fine on one device might be too small on other - and there are speed and copyright issues.)
Edit: Auugh. Too slow.
31. October 2008, 15:16:34 (edited)
First, there are only a few fonts in Series 60, and no one is the same as any fonts in PC. Opera Mini can only use one of them, and even more, bold and italic fonts are not supported (but native applications support, it is a restriction of the JVM).
Second, change font size is available in Opera Mini in Series 60, and the font size described in the webpage can be supported (only in desktop mode?).
Sorry, my English is not so good that I may not have described clearly.
I am agree with you. I think that the fonts available to Opera Mini come from the JVM which restricts the fonts access. Is there a way to know wich ones are available on the Symbian JVM ?
The font size is set to "Middle" in the Opera Mini browser running on the Nokia device. It is the same setting as in the Opera Mini for Windows Mobile.
I posted the question earlyer in in the Nokia developper forum. Here is the answer :
"it is hard to say on 3rd party application that is not open source, so I would start by checking the developers home site, and seeing whether they have published some information in there."
Here is the link to the Nokia Forum :
Originally posted by xavxav:
Is there a way to know wich ones are available on the Symbian JVM ?
Of course there is a way, you can install softwares that can change fonts or preview fonts. Then you can compare the fonts to the one Opera Mini uses and see which one Opera Mini uses. On my 5320XM (Chinese system), the font Opera Mini uses is Sans MT 936_S60 (in English system fonts may vary).
By the way, you can change your default font using FontRouter (but only your phone's font will be changed!). So that the font family you set in the webpage is of no use in Series 60.