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  1. TraderGary's Avatar
    Sounds like I am stuck with it as is.
    There are certainly a lot worse things than being stuck with a Google Pixel phone!
    12-27-2018 11:45 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think he's going be ok. just saying he stuck without changing it ..no biggie
    12-27-2018 11:49 PM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    Don't the fonts on the Play Store work on a Pixel? Although those can be a quagmire of font apps with lots of unnecessary permissions.
    12-27-2018 11:52 PM
  4. lcneed's Avatar
    Both my Samsung and LG phones support Font Style change on their native launchers. I don't think Google stock Android launcher supported that. You have to either change to a different launcher, or try to find a 3rd party font app that would work with Android stock launcher.
    12-28-2018 12:01 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Don't the fonts on the Play Store work on a Pixel? Although those can be a quagmire of font apps with lots of unnecessary permissions.
    To be honest I never tried changing the settings on any of my phones, but I dont know if any that are available in play store would work with the pixel .
    12-28-2018 12:10 AM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    To be honest I never tried changing the settings on any of my phones, but I dont know if any that are available in play store would work with the pixel .
    The ones on the Play Store don't work on phones with Samsung Experience (they used to work on TouchWiz).
    12-28-2018 12:16 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    The ones on the Play Store don't work on phones with Samsung Experience (they used to work on TouchWiz).
    I'm on the beta one UI , while I was checking earlier on the font and try adding some it took me to galaxy app store so if you like changing them maybe try there.
    12-28-2018 12:20 AM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    I'm on the beta one UI , while I was checking earlier on the font and try adding some it took me to galaxy app store so if you like changing them maybe try there.
    Yeah I know. I've bought fonts there already. I'm just saying that's why I don't know if the ones on the Play Store still work.
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    12-28-2018 12:21 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah I know. I've bought fonts there already. I'm just saying that's why I don't know if the ones on the Play Store still work.
    Gotcha...
    12-28-2018 12:24 AM
  10. Joel Lynch's Avatar
    The original picture I posted was a screenshot taken from a sports app, not from a website. Not sure if that is important or not.
    12-28-2018 09:10 AM
  11. Joel Lynch's Avatar
    I don't disagree with you. My frustration is due to the fact that my visual impairment makes it difficult for me to read these weird fonts. Being unable to change them diminishes my productivity on my phone.
    12-28-2018 09:18 AM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    Every single example you used showed either an operating system font or a Google or Samsung app font. You didn't show me changing the font of a web site or sports app like the OP was asking for. It looked like he was showing us a sports web page.

    Show me changing the font of an entire Amazon web page. You cannot do it.
    You can't on phones, but I normally do on Firefox, viewing one site I don't like the font on in Arial. It not a system font, it's a program font. (Besides, hasn't anyone heard of "serif for printed text, sans-serif for screens"? That's so old it's got whiskers.

    it would be interesting to know what the forums app is based on. I would doubt that Android Central wrote their forums app from scratch.
    I believe Tap-a-Talk, but I could be wrong.
    12-28-2018 12:31 PM
  13. hallux's Avatar
    I believe Tap-a-Talk, but I could be wrong.
    But you are not wrong... At least I agree with you that I've also heard it's based on Tapatalk...
    12-28-2018 12:56 PM
  14. TraderGary's Avatar
    I don't disagree with you. My frustration is due to the fact that my visual impairment makes it difficult for me to read these weird fonts. Being unable to change them diminishes my productivity on my phone.
    Joel, did you try messing around with some of the options here...

    Settings > Accessibility > Display

    There are options there that are designed to help the visually impaired. They allow changes in size and color and maybe that could be helpful?
    12-29-2018 03:42 AM
  15. Robisan's Avatar
    I don't disagree with you. My frustration is due to the fact that my visual impairment makes it difficult for me to read these weird fonts. Being unable to change them diminishes my productivity on my phone.
    I may be wrong but it looks like the problem font you reference may be in an image, is not text. Sometimes things that appear as header text and/or site style text are actually image files (e.g. .jpg) and, of course, there's no way to alter text in an mage.

    Also, too, if you haven't already I suggest you take a look at APHont, a font developed by American Printing House for the Blind specifically for low vision readers. It helped me a lot when I had post-cataract surgery (aggravated by Fuchs Syndrome) issues. Good luck.
    12-29-2018 12:53 PM
  16. Joel Lynch's Avatar
    I may be wrong but it looks like the problem font you reference may be in an image, is not text. Sometimes things that appear as header text and/or site style text are actually image files (e.g. .jpg) and, of course, there's no way to alter text in an mage.

    Also, too, if you haven't already I suggest you take a look at APHont, a font developed by American Printing House for the Blind specifically for low vision readers. It helped me a lot when I had post-cataract surgery (aggravated by Fuchs Syndrome) issues. Good luck.
    Thanks for directions me to APHont. Can it be used oh my pixel?
    12-29-2018 05:19 PM
  17. Robisan's Avatar
    Thanks for directions me to APHont. Can it be used oh my pixel?
    I don't know, haven't tried. I've only used it on computers. Perhaps with some launchers or if you've rooted your phone. There some info here. Googling can probably get you an answer.
    12-29-2018 08:57 PM
  18. Joel Lynch's Avatar
    Thanks, everyone, for all your suggestions.
    12-30-2018 04:39 PM
  19. ramslice's Avatar
    Currently running Android 9 on a Pixel 3. I am frustrated with being able to figure out how to change a font display setting that seems to be pervasive across apps throughout the Android system. There are instances where content appears in letters and numbers that are simply outlined but not filled completely. I have a visual impairment so this is often difficult to read. How do I change a setting in Android 9 so that this content appears in the same manner as all other content across my apps and within Android?
    You could only switch to a solid font. Go to settings, accessibility, experimental,then turn off high contrast text and you'll be back to a solid font.
    01-10-2019 04:13 AM
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