How to use custom fonts on any Huawei device

I used Samsung devices as daily phone for years ! So i’m rather a newbie in Huawei world and i’m still exploring my Huawei phone. The good new is that Huawei has no strong security policy as like Samsung, so everything can be themed and changed easily.

I read a lot of tutorials about how to change font on Huawei with third apps but not about how to use my own custom .ttf fonts. So i’m going to explain the easiest way i found to do it without any app ! You just need to download this file as base : font.hwt.

  1. Firstly download the font.hwt file
  2. Open your file explorer, and click the Local tab 
  3. Then copy past the font.hwt file into Huawei/Themes
  4. Now rename font.hwt by
  5. Click the 3dots plus in bottom and extract the file
  6. Now you will see a new folder named font 
  7. Open it 
  8. Go into the “fonts” folder and copy past your .ttf font 
  9. Delete the DroidSanschinese.ttf file
  10. Then rename your .ttf font by the same name DroidSanschinese.ttf
  11. You can also edit other information in description.xml file and preview
  12. When you’re done, select all the contents and compress them by clicking the 3dots plus in bottom to create a .zip file 
  13. Change the .zip extension by .hwt 
  14. Copy past it into Huawei/Themes 
  15. Now kill all your apps and open themes app 
  16. And you should see your font 
  17. Click on it and apply ! 
  18. Here we’re done ! Enjoy ! 

Keep in mind, i tested this method on a Huawei p20 lite and an older Huawei y2, so i can’t attest that it will work on all Huawei devices. But if it works on my both Huawei phones, logically it should work for every other Huawei phone. It may seem long but the more you change your font, the more you will be used ! Also this method has no risk of brick or damage on your phone and you don’t need third app as like most of others mobile phone brands. But if you know an other way to use custom font, you’re free to leave a comment to explain how !

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