Fix For FontSwap Alignment Problems on 3.0 Firmware

FonwSwapJust a quick update about the problems we were having with the alignment of fonts on 3.0 firmware. The other day I noticed that when I set my system font back to default with FontSwap, the alignment was off on my badges, clock, toggle switches and more. Even after uninstalling the app I still had problems. I figured out that if I used the stock font from 3.0 firmware and SSH’d it in the “default” folder of FontSwap it would fix the problem. I’m assuming that the developer just left the 2.0 firmware font in the default folder instead of using the 3.0 font. If you need the original you can download it here:

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  1. You need to SSH to to this folder: /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap/Packages/System Fonts/Default for it to work.

    • You need to SSH to this folder: /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap/Packages/System Fonts/Default for it to work.

  2. You guys are amazing…..

  3. I’m having the opposite problem with it.

    My System default font shows correct alignment, however, when I select any other font to replace the System font, I get the alignment problem(s).

    • That is because the fonts are probably for the 2.0 firmware and not for the 3.0 firmware.

    • If that’s the case, then where do I get updated fonts for all the replaceable fonts in FontSwap v1.4?

    • Hmmm…when I SSH into my FontSwap/Packages folder I can see all the font folders, but when I go into each individual font folder, all of the fonts have the same name:

      Helvitica.tff and HelviticaBold.tff

      Does anyone else have this same issue or am I missing something?

    • Yeah, that doesn’t sound right. When you go into the /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap/Packages folder, you should see all the available Fonts to change (Dialer, LockClock, Notes and System). Then inside each of those folders you will see the font folders.

      So, in the /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap/Packages/System Fonts folder you would see 10 font folders…inside each of those folder is the specific font file. They shouldn’t all be the same.

      Does that help or only make things more confusing?

    • Brooke,

      Yeah, something isn’t right.

      I uninstalled and re-installed the app (as well as the FontSwap support app) and it still just puts in the Helvitica fonts in each folder, despite each folder having a different font name.

      Funny thing is, that when you look tat the preview .png file in the specific font folder, it is correct.

      Back to troubleshooting….

  4. Can someone explain to me where the default folder of FontSwap is?

    • You need to put the font from the zip file above in the /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap/Packages/System Fonts/Default folder.

    • Wait a sec… So you download the new version of FontSwap, unzip the fonts above into the folder you said, and then run FontSwap like normal?

    • Do you have Fontswap installed on firmware 3.0 and your font is not aligned right?

      If so, then yep, all you need to do is unzip the font files above and ssh them into the /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap/Packages/System Fonts/Default folder then you need to;

      1. Go back into the Fontswap app
      2. Select the System option
      3. Select Default font
      4. Respring

      It should go back to normal.

  5. Shinnawy says

    I’m using the font calibri..
    i put the zip file in /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap/Packages/System Fonts/Default
    I still have this problem.. what do i do?

    • You are still having problems with the Default font or the Calibri font? This is only a fix for the Default System font.

  6. @shinnawy, you’re going to have to wait for the developer to create a 3.0 compatible version of Calibri.

  7. All that needs to happen to make the fonts 3.0 compatible is to move them down a few pixels, right? I may be able to do that.

  8. If You need To Just Fix The Default Font You Can Just Use The Restore To Default Fonts Option In The App. It’s Worked For Me Every Time.

  9. i did this and it’s still not working ugghh

  10. Hello there. I have a problem. I want to install some fonts, but when I look for “Packages” folder, there isn’t one in the /private/var/mobile/Library/FontSwap. What could be wrong? I’m using Cyberduck to SSH my iPod.

  11. good work fella ….