Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How to add custom fonts to AndrOpen Office

If you find "□" characters or "?" characters or strange characters or not find correct characters in AndrOpen Office, it is possible that these are caused by system fonts.

AndrOpen Office uses Android system fonts.

Sometimes system fonts are poor for international characters.

If you want to see correct characters (included CJK characters), you need to add custom fonts.

You can add custom fonts to AndrOpen Office from version 1.3.0.

You can add as follows;

Go to Configuration screen from main screen.

Push settings icon in main screen.

Enable custom font

Push check box of "Custom Font".

Make /mnt/sdcard/fonts drectory

Default font directory is /mnt/sdcard/fonts.

Make font directory by any other application.
(AndrOpen Office is not supported to make directory.)

Put fonts to /mnt/sdcard/fonts directory

Put fonts to /mnt/sdcard/fonts directory by any other fonts (or by PC).

(Change font directory)

You can change font directory (default is /mnt/sdcard/fonts) by pushing "Font Directory" in configuration screen.

(Font formats)

TrueType fonts (.TTF file) is supported.


  1. Is it possible to add other languages - like Spanish?

    Thanks for this app!!! It's great so far on my Samsung P6210!! Congratulation!

    Have a great morning! :)

  2. I don't get this. My Samsung Tablet normally shows German characters, except AAO, which shows strange characters then. Do I need to add a new font only for AAO?

    1. I think it is caused by default font. But I do not yet find how to change default font to language specific font.

  3. It is a great post. I agree with you anymore. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have. Keep up the good work you are doing here. Thank you for sharing such a useful post.

  4. This is very cool. You've done an awesome job with Andropen Office, thank you!

  5. please tell this apps is big 90mb+ please tell this apps sport sri lanka language (sinhales ) on my dives my dives android 4.1+ please tell


    1. Thank you for your comment. Sorry, Sinhalese is not supported.

  6. Wenn ich den Artikel richtig verstanden habe, soll ich zwei Schriftartenverzeichnisse erstellen, in beide fonts tun und anschließend den Namen in Font directory wieder ändern.
    Bei mir funkioniert das nicht ich habe es nun schon sehr oft versucht.
    Meine Version ist 2.7.1

    1. Nur einen zusätzlichen Schriftartenordner erstellen. Da hinein die Schriften kopieren. AndrOpen Office starten, auf das Zahnradsymbol tippen (Einstellungen. Bei Custom Font ein Häkchen setzen und darunter bei Font Directory den neu erstellten Ordner einstellen. Und schon erkennt AOO alle zusätzlichen (Windows)Schriften.
      Anmerkung: Sollte ein AOO-Update installiert worden sein, muss das Häkchen neu gesetzt werden!!!

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