Android Toolkit: Calligraphy for custom fonts

Android would be boring if all apps only used the Roboto typeface. But when a designer asks you to add another font, you start thinking about subclassing a lot of Views.

Calligraphy takes care of that for you. You just need to:

  1. Add the library to your build file
  2. Place your font file(s) in the assets/fronts folder
  3. Use fontPath:
<TextView fontPath="fonts/MyFont.ttf"/>

Want to set a default font and forget about it? Add this to your Application class:

public void onCreate() {
        new CalligraphyConfig.Builder()

You can still use fontPath to override the default.

More information on the Calligraphy GitHub page.