Changing fonts on Nokia 5800 Xpress Music

Got bored of seeing the default fonts on your phone? Here are some simple steps about how to change the font. As you know there are lot of websites where free fonts are available for download. Just download any font that you like, for example i would suggest take comic sans ms (which will be available in your windows machine itself)

1. When you have taken the font, make four copies of this font.

2. Rename all the four fonts as,





3. Connect the phone to your computer and select ‘Mass Storage’

4. Navigate to ‘resource’ folder and open it.

5. Create a folder named as “Fonts” and paste all these four fonts in this folder.

6. Restart the phone to see the fonts got changed.

How to get back to the default font

1. Connect the phone to your computer and select ‘Mass Storage’

2. Navigate to ‘resource’ folder and open it.

3. Delete the Fonts folder or rename the Fonts folder as Fonts2 or something

4. Restart the phone to see the default font.

The limitation is you cannot have multiple fonts and select them from the list.

Some sample screenshots when i used comic sans ms font

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In Category: Mobile, Nokia 5800

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • John August 22, 2010, 11:23 am

    I did as u described above. but still showing default font..
    pls help..???

  • mohammed rafi September 23, 2010, 8:04 pm

    I cant paste the folder into resource folder there shown that “not enough space to copy folder. But the memory card is 8gb. pleas give me a solution .

  • vishwarup December 23, 2010, 2:04 pm

    i did what was said here but there is no change in my mobile

  • Lalit March 6, 2011, 8:25 pm

    Thank’s frnd…i tried n succeded to change my phone font.. 🙂

  • clowieh May 4, 2011, 1:36 am

    thnx a lot.. great.. i use it!! thnx alot!!

  • BL SHARMA August 5, 2011, 1:52 pm

    I have also changed my mobile font as u suggest.

    Thanks allot

  • angel September 20, 2011, 3:18 am

    big help! thanks so much!

  • eden September 3, 2012, 1:17 pm

    it wont work on my phine can you hep me how to change thefonts? or atleast some video

  • April September 10, 2012, 3:12 pm

    big thanks.!

  • Aazam Gul Khan October 12, 2012, 7:00 pm

    *10 simple steps For those who are stuck…!* 😀
    On PC:
    1) Open the Start Menu
    2) Click Search
    3) Then click ‘all files and folders’
    4) Type ‘.ttf’ and press Enter
    5) When the search is completed, select the font you like (Double click it to see the sample)
    6) Make a folder in the ‘resource’ folder and name it ‘Fonts’
    7) Copy the fonts FILE and paste it four times in the fonts FOLDER which you’ve just made in the ‘resource’ folder.
    8) Rename them as:
    (NOTE: this is where most of you get mistaken…
    Do NOT write the file extension i.e ‘.ttf’ because the font file you have selected is already a ‘.ttf’ file!
    If you write .ttf, your phone will read it as ‘.ttf.ttf’ twice! So, DONT WRITE it!!!)
    9) Disconnect your phone from the computer
    Then, On Mobile:
    10) Restart your phone & enjoy your favourite font style on your mobile phone 🙂

    If any problem occurs, mail me at


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