Password Dots On Lockscreen

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  1. HedgyHoggy

    HedgyHoggy New Member

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    Is there any way I can get these dots to show up invisible?

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    The dots that show up in the white boxes. I'm aiming for a completely invisible passcode screen. I'm pretty sure I know how to make everything invisible but the dots that show up when you type the password in. That's the only thing standing in my way now. =[ Thanks for any help.
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    Sooo, like the dots that go in the white boxes on top of the keypad when you type a number? Hmmmmm.... good question.
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    You need to edit the Helvetica (or HelveticaBold, not sure) font file in a font editing program.

    I dont know the number identifier for the glyph off hand, but it will just look like a bullet.

    Helvetica.ttf and HelveticaBold.tff should be located via SSH @ /System/Library/Fonts/Cache
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    So basically, I should

    1. Copy Helvetica.ttf or HelveticaBold.ttf from /System/Library/Fonts/Cache and paste it onto my desktop or something.

    2. Download a font editing program to change the bullet into a blank space

    3. Make a back-up of the original Helvetica.ttf/HelveticaBold.ttf and paste the newly edited font file into /System/Library/Fonts/Cache

    I hope what I'm about to do works. As long as it doesn't crash anything XD.

    Also, will this change the bullet into a blank space everywhere on the iPhone? Or just the Lockscreen Passcode...
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    The identifier for the dot is CF25 in the unicode index. Note that getting rid of it will make it completely invisible in all occasions.
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    Heh, alright thanks. What's a good font editor to download, though? I just tried a free trial of 'FontCreator' but it wouldn't let me save =/
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    FontLab Studios is basically your only option. They've got a free trial I think.
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    I tried that, but that one would only let me save up to a certain number of the font thingies [Yeah I don't know what they're called]

    I tried this 'Light Type' thing though, and that one let me save it.

    So yeah, I finally got it to work. Thanks for all the help, people. =)

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