How To Add Custom Font To Android Textview

Introduction

Android is one of the most popular operating systems for mobile. In this article, I will show you how to add custom fonts to Android textview using Android Studio.

Requirements

Steps should be followed

These steps to add custom fonts to Android textview  using Android Studio and I have included the source code below.

Step 1

Open Android Studio and Start a New Android Studio Project.

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Step 2

You can choose your application name and choose where your project is stored on the location. If you wish to use C++ for coding the project, mark the "Include C++ support", and click "Next" button.

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Now, select the version of Android and select the target Android devices.

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Step 3

Now, add the activity and click "Next" button.

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Add Activity name and click "Finish".

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Step 4

Go to activity_main.xml, This XML file contains the designing code for an Android app in the activity_main.xml;

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The XML code is given below.

  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
  2. <android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"  
  3.     xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"  
  4.     xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"  
  5.     android:layout_width="match_parent"  
  6.     android:layout_height="match_parent"  
  7.     tools:context="abu.customfont.MainActivity">  
  8.   
  9.     <TextView  
  10.         android:id="@+id/textView"  
  11.         android:layout_width="wrap_content"  
  12.         android:layout_height="wrap_content"  
  13.         android:text="Hello World!"  
  14.         android:textSize="60sp"  
  15.         android:textColor="@android:color/black"  
  16.         android:layout_centerVertical="true"  
  17.         android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"  
  18.         tools:layout_editor_absoluteY="187dp"  
  19.         tools:layout_editor_absoluteX="31dp" />  
  20. </android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout>  

Step 5

Go to app right click and “Directory path” will appear, then click on the path and add a font file in the main folder.The below template shows how to add a font file. I have attached a font file.

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Step 6

Go to Main Activity.java, This Java program is the back-end language for Android. Add the following code.

  1. package abu.customfont;  
  2.   
  3. import android.graphics.Typeface;  
  4. import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;  
  5. import android.os.Bundle;  
  6. import android.widget.TextView;  
  7.   
  8. public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {  
  9.   
  10.     @Override  
  11.     protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {  
  12.         super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);  
  13.         setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);  
  14.         TextView textView = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.textView);  
  15.         Typeface font = Typeface.createFromAsset(getAssets(), "fonts/FontName.ttf");  
  16.         textView.setTypeface(font);  
  17.   
  18.   
  19.     }  
  20. }  

Step 7

Now, either go to menu bar and click "Make project" or press ctrl+f9 to debug the error.

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Step 8

Then, click Run button or press shift+f10 to run the project. Select the "virtual machine" option and click OK.

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Conclusion

We have successfully added custom font to Android textview  using Android Studio.

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