In my never ending search for fun and useful things to bring to you guys, I have yet again stumbled across something new to share. Over at XDA, I found a thread by jzero88 which is a master list of APK files that, as far as I am aware, were created by users and submitted on XDA. They do not require root access to install, so all you stock users can have some goodies too. I can confirm the files work on the Samsung Vibrant version of the Galaxy S. It should also work on all variants in the U.S. and International.
The poster noted that he used ritalin‘s instructions on creating your own flip fonts. You can view those instructions HERE if you wish to learn how to make them. It doesn’t seem too horribly difficult. If you are more interested in just getting your hands on some more fonts to give your Galaxy S a little bit more of a unique flair, please head on over to XDA-Developers and get your fonting on!
P.S. You will need an XDA account to download the files, but sign-up is free. Installing the APK is a breeze. Copy the file to your phone, open the APK file, install using the package installer and install the file. Once done go to MENU > SETTINGS > SOUND AND DISPLAY > FONT STYLE. You should see the font you just installed. Select it then restart the phone for it to take effect.
Here are a few samples and coincidentally the ones I am using right now.
I will be working on bringing a lot of these over to the AndroidSPIN forums section in the next few days. The Master List is pretty big so it will take some time but keep an eye out for it.
Update: Apparently the original source link is no longer available. I have found another source with 350+ fonts available via XDA. Check that thread out HERE. I know there is another collection of easy to install apk’s as well, but can’t seem to find it at the moment. I will update that when I locate them.