BytaFont http://www.bytafont.com Change font on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in few taps. Jailbreak required. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 BytaFont 2.4.1 releasedhttp://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-4-1-released/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-4-1-released/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:43:58 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1204
You can now customise the font at app level: for each app you can decide if you want it to use the fonts set as base configuration (this is the default), or you can choose a different font only for a specific app, or you can decide to exclude certain apps so that they will not use a custom font at all.
When you have done changing the configuration according to your preferences, just tap “Apply and respring”.
This feature will be improved soon ;)

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BytaFont 2.4 releasedhttp://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-4-released/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-4-released/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:58:48 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1200
In addition to the current way of changing fonts, let’s call it “swap” mode, you can now use the “tweak” mode.
While the swap mode replaces the system font files, the tweak mode extends parts of the system by using Substrate.

Pros and cons:
  • The swap mode is as simple as it seems, because it just replaces the system font files with properly ported fonts.
    This of course means that you need properly ported fonts, which requires a big effort, but after that your device can be fully skinned, including all the apps running as root, like Cydia or iFile.
    The swap mode also grants that there is no battery consumption at all, because after applying the font, BytaFont does not need to work in background: its simple task is done.
    The swap mode is tied with fonts structure, so if that the structure change, the fonts need to be updated to properly work.
  • The tweak mode does not need the same porting process of the swap mode, nonetheless only well done fonts will look really good: fonts with missing glyphs will be ugly to see, mixing the chosen font with the default.
    Since this mode is based on a tweak, it needs to run all the time you use your device to hijack the native code to the custom implementation.
    This mode is tied with native code implementation, so if the native code changes the tweak may not be compatible with a new iOS and it would be necessary to update the tweak to implement new hooks and it could be necessary to wait for a Substrate update; in the meanwhile you’ll be stuck with stock fonts.
Both modes can be considered safe:
  • the swap mode checks the font names before applying a font, so the worst thing that can happen is that you see question marks on your device, and to fix this you just need to press a button to restore the original font or choose a properly ported font.
    We can improve the swap mode to make a strict compatibility check, but since the fix is so easy we prefer spending our time in porting fonts.
  • the tweak mode can put your device in safe mode and you can disable it until an update is available
As you can see, both modes have pros and cons, so we would like you to be able to choose what you like most, because everyone has his own preferences and opinions: who dislikes changing system files and who doesn’t want to have anything to do with Substrate, who is happy to use a single clean font system wide and who wants to choose fancy fonts to use only here and there…

Please notice that the tweak mode is at the very beginning, a lot of improvements are planned. Any feedback is appreciated ;)

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BytaFont 2.3.4 releasedhttp://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-4-released/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-4-released/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:37:47 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1199 We have added the preview of Emoji fonts.]]> http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-4-released/feed/ 0 BytaFont 2.3.3 releasedhttp://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-3-released/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-3-released/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:15:45 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1197 Korean fonts support improved: there is no more need to apply a Korean font in both Korean and Basic/Advanced section.
Arabic fonts support changed: the porters need to follow the same path of Hebrew/Korean/Thai fonts; in details, an Arabic font package must be structured in the following way:
Arabic/font name.font
      GeezaPro.ttc
font name.font
      Keycaps.ttc
      PhoneKeyCaps.ttf
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BytaFont 2.3.2 releasedhttp://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-2-released/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-2-released/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:36:40 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1195 We have restored the support for cydgets and we have added support for Korean fonts. ]]> http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-2-released/feed/ 0 BytaFont 2.3.1 releasedhttp://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-1-released/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-1-released/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:39:47 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1191 This version fixes an issue with the native Weather app. ]]> http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-1-released/feed/ 0 BytaFont 2.3 releasedhttp://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-released/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-3-released/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:53:26 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1189
Changes in this version:
  • Khmer support (proper fonts needed)
  • App icon for iPhone 6 plus (thanks @AR72014!)
  • @3x icons for iPhone 6 plus
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BytaFont 2.2.1 releasedhttp://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-2-1/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-2-1/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:50:45 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1185
Changes in this version:
  • Bold Text support for iOS 8 (proper fonts needed)
  • Keyboard font not applied if invalid (no more question marks in keyboard for iPhone 6 / 6+)
    sorry, we realized that this has not been delivered; it will be part of the next release
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BytaFont 2 & iOS 8http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-ios-8/ http://www.bytafont.com/bytafont-2-ios-8/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:13:39 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1182 Fonts (BytaFont 2) section are compatible with iOS 8 :)

Update: as reported by Mhoe, there is an issue on iPhone 6 / 6 Plus keyboard: all the fonts need to be updated for those new devices.
We’ll do the updates asap, but it will take some time.
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No, we are not selling BytaFont on the App Storehttp://www.bytafont.com/no-we-are-not-selling-bytafont-on-the-app-store/ http://www.bytafont.com/no-we-are-not-selling-bytafont-on-the-app-store/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:03:54 +0000 http://www.bytafont.com/?p=1050 fake copies of our application and we have nothing to do with their developers. By coincidence ( :-| ), they are using the same name of our app and a similar/equal icon. Please notice that they don’t/can’t change the system font: we recommend you to stay away from them ;-) The real BytaFont is available only for jailbroken devices.]]> http://www.bytafont.com/no-we-are-not-selling-bytafont-on-the-app-store/feed/ 0