How to install additional fonts for PuTTY on the N95

Now that you have PuTTY installed on your Nokia N95, it’s time to add additional fonts. The default font works fine for me, but others may want something a little larger or smaller.

Please note: This guide was initially published back in 2008 and some of the software it references may have changed since then.

  1. The font pack can be found at the PuTTY for Symbian OS Sourceforge project page. I downloaded Font Pack version 1.5, the latest version at the time of writing. Save this zip file to your hard drive and unpack it. The font pack contains nine additional fonts, all packaged as individual sisx files. This is convenient as you can choose to only install the fonts that you like. I have installed all nine of them and show you what they look like. If you are not familiar with the procedure required to install things on your N95, please see my recent tutorials on installing software on your N95 via USB or installing software on your N95 via Bluetooth.
  2. Note: You must choose to install the fonts in the same location as you installed PuTTY. That is, if PuTTY was installed to your Phone Memory, then you must install the fonts to your Phone Memory. The same applies if you installed PuTTY to your Mass Memory.

  3. After installing the fonts, start PuTTY. Now choose Options -> Edit -> Display.

  5. Note that the current font is fixed6x13. Let’s change that to 4×6 and see what it looks like. Select Back twice to return to the main PuTTY screen and connect to a remote host. Wow is that ever small!

  7. Let’s log out and try 6×13. Again, use the same method as above to change the font.

    6×13 Bold










    9×18 Bold




  9. There you have it, nine additional fonts for PuTTY on the N95. I personally think some of them are far too large to be all that useful on such a small screen but others may disagree.

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