How to install Nokia Pure font on your Symbian smartphone

The new Nokia Pure font is a lovely work of art. It is nice, rounded and fluid, and simply looks and feels better than the default Sans font on current Nokia devices.

If you will like to install Pure as the default font for your Symbian device right now, the good news is that you can in a few easy steps.

1. Download and unzip the corresponding file for your phone, Symbian^3 or S60V3/5.

2. Extract the files, then open the extracted folder, copy the folder named “Resources” from there and paste into the root of your mass memory.

3. Restart your smartphone and you should have Nokia Pure running on it.

Disclaimer: You do this at your own risk. Neither myself nor MobilityNigeria can be held responsible for anything that happens to your phone from doing this.

Here are some screenshots of Nokia Pure running on my E7:

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0 thoughts on “How to install Nokia Pure font on your Symbian smartphone

  • June 10, 2011 at 6:35 am

    ‘Neither myself nor MobilityNigeria can be held responsible for anything that happens to your phone from doing this.’

    Good tip!

    When I hear that kind of thing, I am SCARED….lol

    ADDITIONAL ‘app-ways’ to change fonts:

    Font Zoomer
    Psiloc Font Manager
    MonoType Imaging FLIPFONT

    Some of these also allow you change the font SIZE as well..

  • June 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Is this not a web font? Can display all the symbols such as § without boxes showing

  • June 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

    @Yomi I just downloaded and installed the Nokia Pure font, and it works perfectly. No problems so far on my E71. I used FontRouter to install it, it handles Everything on it’s own no need o edit anything.

  • June 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

    @kay, it should definitely work on a Nokia C5, download the S60V3/S60V5. It should work just fine

  • June 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Martinkem, pls give a brief lowdown of what u did to get it installed on your phone. I want to install it on a C7 that runs the same os as your Yomi’s E7. I copied the Resources folder and pasted it into the root folder of the mass memory but it didnt install even after switching it off and on. Or could it be that I ve missed a step or two?

  • June 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I’m not sure of the compatibility of fontrouter with Symbian^3. But u could give it a go at your own peril. The fontrouter app consists of two applications 1. FontRouter LT & ContRollerMan. Install both on your phone memory. Then unzip the Purefont file with the ttf extension to the folder C:DataFonts. Then launch the fontRouter app, then select Option and Then select Open Font, it should prompt you to select the location of the font file, navigate it to the phone memory and Then Data and FoNt folder and the Purefont file. Then restart your phone

  • June 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    The files nokia pure.ttf was not supported on my Nokia C5 so couldnt extract

  • June 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Tanx, Martinkem but I dont want to take that route of yours. I thought it is supposed to be a straight-up thing like how Yomi installed his own.
    Yomi, over to you.

  • June 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    For those who couldn’t change the font successfully… access your memory card in mass storage, open the resource folder ‘should be there by default’ and create a folder named ‘fonts’. copy the .ttf file to the fonts folder and restart your device.

  • June 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Well after hours of hardwork…i did what martinkem wrote here..although i neva saw it before i did it…and to me d previous nokia Sans is even more beautiful..anyway its all gud

  • June 11, 2011 at 7:30 am

    @azeez Connect your device to pc with usb cable. Then go to your phone and choose mass storage under usb connectivity. Now you can get into resource folder

  • June 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    On my C7 the font changed , bit the icons did not change. Help!!!!!

  • June 12, 2011 at 8:13 am

    My initial impressions abt nokia pure font has changed…its actually a beautiful font truly…guess i felt bad bout it cause of the stress i went through before…cheers!

    • June 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm


      Installing Nokia Pure font (or any font for that matter) does not change your icons. It’s just the font, and not a theme.

      If you want different icons, log into the Ovi Store to install a theme that offers that. Cheers.

    • June 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      Yeah, I figured that out. but unfortunately I already damaged my Ovi Store application.

  • June 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Good tip, and disclaimers are highly necessary in this kind of cases.

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