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README.md

CustomFonts

Custom fonts

You can find more information in this blog

If you plan to add the same font to several views (Button, TextView...). I suggest that you go all the way and implement subclass button:

public class ButtonPlus extends Button {

    public ButtonPlus(Context context) {
        super(context);
        applyCustomFont(context);
    }

    public ButtonPlus(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);
        applyCustomFont(context);
    }

    public ButtonPlus(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
        super(context, attrs, defStyle);
        applyCustomFont(context);
    }

    private void applyCustomFont(Context context) {
            Typeface customFont = FontCache.getTypeface("fonts/candy.ttf", context);
            setTypeface(customFont);
        }
    }

And here's the FontCache to reduce memory usage on older devices:

public class FontCache {

    private static Hashtable<String, Typeface> fontCache = new Hashtable<>();

    public static Typeface getTypeface(String name, Context context) {
        Typeface tf = fontCache.get(name);
        if(tf == null) {
            try {
                tf = Typeface.createFromAsset(context.getAssets(), name);
            }
            catch (Exception e) {
                return null;
            }
            fontCache.put(name, tf);
        }
        return tf;
    }
}

And finally an example use in a layout:

<com.my.package.buttons.ButtonPlus
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="@string/button_sometext"/>

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Requirements

- Android Studio

- Gradle

Installation

- Install Android Studio:

https://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index.html

- Install gradle:

http://gradle.org/docs/current/userguide/installation.html

Usage

Compile with Android Studio and gradle

Feel free to contribute, and contact me for any issues.

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License

Copyright 2017 Javier González Cabezas

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
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