1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hi, I am having weird characters/unreadable text on notifications and other text such as in contacts, please see the attached screen.

    Can anyone please help? This is a ZTE Blade V7 Lite that I just bought used off of eBay.

    It doesn't even look Chinese, the phone is all set to English etc, it's not even a language it's just weird characters

    preview.ibb.co/e9EvcQ/IMG_3009.jpg

    Thank you.
    08-20-2017 12:38 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    That looks like the phone doesn't have any font in which to display those characters. It might be set to English, but it might have a Chinese (or Japanese or Hindu) font.
    08-20-2017 12:43 PM
  3. gazzagood's Avatar
    Hi,

    Thank you for your reply, as a bit of an Android n00b (fixing this for my girlfriends mum), how would I go about fixing / installing the font?

    Thank you
    08-20-2017 12:55 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Installing fonts in Android is iffy - it can often lead to problems. Which is why you should buy a phone designed for the language you speak.

    If it were mine, I'd search for how to flash a new ROM (I'd give you links, but I don't know how to flash a ZTE), and for a ROM of the current version - in English. Then I'd back up everything (see Backing up an Android Device) and flash the new ROM.
    08-20-2017 02:43 PM

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