Saturday, January 3, 2009

Default fonts in Android

There are 3 default fonts in android, there are monospace, sans and serif, here is a xml and the screen cap of those fonts.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 
<LinearLayout 
  xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" 
  android:orientation="vertical" 
  android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
  android:layout_height="fill_parent" 
> 
  <TextView android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
    android:typeface="monospace" 
    android:id="@+id/monospaceTxt" 
    android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
    android:text="Monospace: The quick brown 
    fox jumps over the lazy dog" 
    android:background="#424242">
  </TextView>
  <TextView android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
    android:typeface="sans" 
    android:id="@+id/sansTxt" 
    android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
    android:text="sans: The quick brown fox 
    jumps over the lazy dog">
  </TextView>
  <TextView android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
    android:typeface="serif" 
    android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
    android:text="serif: The quick brown fox 
    jumps over the lazy dog" 
    android:id="@+id/serifTxt" 
    android:background="#424242">
  </TextView>
</LinearLayout>



Quick Explanation
Changing the font on xml is just one attribute and that is android:typeface. Any view/components that extends TextView would instantly have a typeface attribute.

Here is how you can set this as your layout in your java code




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