Read Ge’ez on Android phones


I’m writing this very post using my Samsung SII phone and I’ve discovered something that might help some of you who use any “rooted” Android phone.

Unfortunately my phone didn’t come with the ability to render Ge’ez fonts “out of the box”; so it doesn’t display any Ge’ez letters (ሰላም), just those annoying undefined boxes (⏿⏿⏿). However, there is a way to enable your phone to display Tigrinya properly.

1. Just go to google “Play” (the app market) and download and install the app “font changer“.
2. Download the “GF Zemen Unicode” font.
3. Place the font in your “/sdcard/.fontchanger/” folder.
4. Lastly, start the app and enable the font.

Not a very “user friendly” or simple way to get your phone to display Ge’ez. You first need to own an Android phone, and second need to have it “rooted”; however, if you happened to have these two things done then I’m sure you’d find my above directions to be very easy, indeed.

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June 9, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: font, language, Tigrigna

3 Responses

  1. Fikru Tadesse - March 2, 2014

    I need geez iPhone fon

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  3. akhtar khan - September 25, 2019


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