An extension of Android's TextView, EditText and Button that let's you use the font of your choice
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Latest commit 6dbf350 Dec 3, 2015 @hanspeide Update

AnyTextView (deprecated)

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Note: AnyTextView is no longer being maintained. I recommend replacing AnyTextView with the Calligraphy library instead.

Frustration arise the moment you realise that you cannot set a custom font on TextView, EditText and Button views using the android:typeface XML-attribute. AnyTextView is here to relieve your pain.


If you're using Gradle (recommended), add the following to your build.gradle file:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.ctrlplusz.anytextview:library:1.2'

If you're using Maven, add the following to your pom.xml file:


Alternatively, download the .aar and reference it from your project.

How to use:

  1. Copy the fonts you want to use into the assets/fonts folder of your project

  2. Add your application namespace to the root element in the XML file that is to contain AnyTextView's, e.g

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
		.. >
  1. Instead of using
<TextView ../>

<!-- ... or ... -->

<EditText ../>

<!-- ... or ... -->

<Button ../>


	foobar:typeface="FontFileName.ttf" ..> <!-- Where "foobar" is the namespace defined in step 2 -->

<!-- ... or ... -->

	foobar:typeface="FontFileName.ttf" ..> 
<!-- ... or ... -->

	foobar:typeface="FontFileName.ttf" ..> 
  1. Profit!

Is your app using AnyTextView?

  • Feel free to submit a pull request for this file, and add your app to this list.


Version 1.2

  • Project is now using Gradle instead of Maven for building
  • Packaging changed to be .aar instead of .apklib
  • Prepared project for release in Central
  • Bumped version numbers to 21 (Lollipop)

Version 1.1.1

  • Added missing .recycle() call on TypedArray
  • Bumped targetSdkVersion to 19 (KitKat)

Version 1.1

  • Made it possible to use custom typefaces in EditText's using AnyEditTextView. AnyEditTextView's shares cache with AnyTextView's.
  • minSdkVersion set to 4
  • No longer tries to render typefaces if code is running in a visual editor

Version 1.0

  • Use custom typefaces in TextView's using AnyTextView


Copyright 2015 Hans Petter Eide

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