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Subject: Re: Where to Find Font Files for iPod Video?

Re: Where to Find Font Files for iPod Video?

From: Kane Brolin <>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 18:30:46 -0400

Hi to Rich, Michael, and Anna. Thank you all for responding so
quickly to my questions.

At first this Rockbox installation process was a bit confusing, since
not everything for this operation is contained on the same page.
These Linux-type operating systems, what with all the collaborative
work done by individual users around the world, involves some amount
of controled chaos. But I have learned that the voice files for
Rockbox 2.5, which I did originally use, do not apply well to the iPod
that I have--especially since I must use either a current build or a
daily build for the iPod Video. I found it is better to go to the
page where voice files exist for current or SVN builds:
For the record, thanks to Rich I also found the following site, which
has voice files more updated than those on the official Rockbox site:

I also found one problem with a reference in the manual: When the
manual tries to link the user to where fonts are, the resulting page
mentions fonts but does not seem to offer a link to anything I can
download. So after searching the forums for a bit, I found that the
best place to download font files is on the EXTRAS page. I will
forward this to the Rockbox community so someone can use this the next
time he/she updates the iPod Video manual in Wikipedia:
I've not tested the iPod with all the newest voice files, fonts, and
daily build; but I hope it works. Installation was extremely smooth.

Thanks again to all. Sometimes I feel as if we're a real family,
though we've never met face to face! (smile)


On 8/6/07, Woody Anna Dresner <> wrote:
> Hi Kane,
> Once you get the right voice file, navigation will be much easier. As for
> the fonts, the manual includes a link to the page you download the fonts
> package from. Just go there, find the word "font," and download and install
> the fonts package.
> HTH,
> Anna
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kane Brolin <>
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 3:56 AM
> To:
> Subject: Where to Find Font Files for iPod Video?
> Hello. I am a new list member writing from USA and am using Rockbox
> for the very first time, on an iPod Video 30 GB unit. Like many
> Rockbox users, I am totally blind, so am attracted to this operating
> system because of its voice read-out accessibility.
> But I am nevertheless having trouble finding, manipulating, and
> playing files inside my iPod. After booting into Rockbox, I don't get
> the main menu. Instead, I hear options such as "Twelve Hour Clock,"
> "Play This File," and "Shuffle Play." I know I have the latest
> English.voice file, because I got it from that part of the Rockbox
> site devoted strictly to files for Ver. 2.5.
> I have read the first part of the manual for Rockbox Video., and it
> points to the idea that I need to make sure the right fonts have been
> installed. It said that font files are not added to daily builds or
> current builds, so should be extracted from official releases.
> Ironically, though, the manual also says there is no "stable release"
> for Rockbox as it applies to iPod Video. And as I look through my
> .Rockbox directory on the iPod drive, I see no fonts subdirectory.
> Is this a problem? What do I do to make sure I can go to menu choices
> I can use such as "File" and "Database"? I am using the latest daily
> build, which was uploaded to the Rockbox site mid-day European time on
> Mon., Aug. 6.
> Thanks so much for your help.
> -Kane
Received on 2007-08-07

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