Minion Dave Minion Dave - 4 months ago 18
Android Question

How to get name of the font applied on the textview

Textview label = (TextView) findViewById(;
label.setText("Solve My Issue !");
Log.d("TAG","Font-Family : "+ String.valueOf(label.getTypeface()));

When i see the log it return
Font-Family :

How to know the name of the font family ? Is it possible ?


getTypeface() method returns the Typeface of label, while this Tyepface instance is a value of Map<String, Typeface> sSystemFontMap, which is a static field of Typeface. So now you get the value, and with reflection you can get the map sSystemFontMap, then want to find the key, which is exactly the name of font.

protected Map<String, Typeface> getSSystemFontMap() {
    Map<String, Typeface> sSystemFontMap = null;
    try {
        //Typeface typeface = Typeface.class.newInstance();
        Typeface typeface = Typeface.create(Typeface.DEFAULT, Typeface.NORMAL);
        Field f = Typeface.class.getDeclaredField("sSystemFontMap");
        sSystemFontMap = (Map<String, Typeface>) f.get(typeface);
        for (Map.Entry<String, Typeface> entry : sSystemFontMap.entrySet()) {
            Log.d("FontMap", entry.getKey() + " ---> " + entry.getValue() + "\n");
    } catch (Exception e) {
    return sSystemFontMap;

private static List<String> getKeyWithValue(Map map, Typeface value) {
    Set set = map.entrySet();
    List<String> arr = new ArrayList<>();
    for (Object obj : set) {
        Map.Entry entry = (Map.Entry) obj;
        if (entry.getValue().equals(value)) {
            String str = (String) entry.getKey();
    return arr;

I tested it, and the List arr contain below String


That's not strange, because Android system use one same font as above five names. (Maybe some differences in various system version, for more information goto /system/etc/fonts.xml)

<family name="sans-serif">
    <font weight="100" style="normal">Roboto-Thin.ttf</font>
    <font weight="100" style="italic">Roboto-ThinItalic.ttf</font>
    <font weight="300" style="normal">Roboto-Light.ttf</font>
    <font weight="300" style="italic">Roboto-LightItalic.ttf</font>
    <font weight="400" style="normal">Roboto-Regular.ttf</font>
    <font weight="400" style="italic">Roboto-Italic.ttf</font>
    <font weight="500" style="normal">Roboto-Medium.ttf</font>
    <font weight="500" style="italic">Roboto-MediumItalic.ttf</font>
    <font weight="900" style="normal">Roboto-Black.ttf</font>
    <font weight="900" style="italic">Roboto-BlackItalic.ttf</font>
    <font weight="700" style="normal">Roboto-Bold.ttf</font>
    <font weight="700" style="italic">Roboto-BoldItalic.ttf</font>
<!-- Note that aliases must come after the fonts they reference. -->
<alias name="sans-serif-thin" to="sans-serif" weight="100" />
<alias name="sans-serif-light" to="sans-serif" weight="300" />
<alias name="sans-serif-medium" to="sans-serif" weight="500" />
<alias name="sans-serif-black" to="sans-serif" weight="900" />
<alias name="arial" to="sans-serif" />
<alias name="helvetica" to="sans-serif" />
<alias name="tahoma" to="sans-serif" />
<alias name="verdana" to="sans-serif" />

from this you can see. sans-serif,tahoma,arial,helvetica,verdana are same thing. different names of font family sans-serif