Tarik Tarik - 4 months ago 54
Android Question

How to change fontFamily of TextView in Android

So I like to change the

android:fontFamily
in Android but I don't see any pre-defined fonts in Android. How to select one of the pre-defined ones? I don't really need to define my own TypeFace but all I need is something different from what it shows right now.

<TextView
android:id="@+id/HeaderText"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
android:layout_marginTop="52dp"
android:gravity="center"
android:text="CallerBlocker"
android:textSize="40dp"
android:fontFamily="Arial"
/>


It seems what I did up there won't really work! BTW
android:fontFamily="Arial"
was a stupid attempt!

Answer

From android 4.1 / 4.2 / 5.0, the following Roboto font families are available:

android:fontFamily="sans-serif"           // roboto regular
android:fontFamily="sans-serif-light"     // roboto light
android:fontFamily="sans-serif-condensed" // roboto condensed
android:fontFamily="sans-serif-thin"      // roboto thin (android 4.2)
android:fontFamily="sans-serif-medium"    // roboto medium (android 5.0)

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in combination with

android:textStyle="normal|bold|italic"

this 14 variants are possible:

  • Roboto regular
  • Roboto italic
  • Roboto bold
  • Roboto bold italic
  • Roboto-Light
  • Roboto-Light italic
  • Roboto-Thin
  • Roboto-Thin italic
  • Roboto-Condensed
  • Roboto-Condensed italic
  • Roboto-Condensed bold
  • Roboto-Condensed bold italic
  • Roboto-Medium
  • Roboto-Medium italic
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