The default fonts you can choose from when developing for Android are not very interesting. Normally they are OK for my simple purposes, but for once I wanted something a little bit prettier for my new app, Happy Moments.
I found this tutorial very useful for using custom fonts on Android:
And I found some pretty nice fonts on this site suitable for the concept of my app:
Here’s the gist:
Step 1: Find a nice font and put it in your
Step 2: Set the custom font in code (which is the only way to do it), like this:
TextView message = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.message); Typeface font = Typeface.createFromAsset(getAssets(), "Chantelli_Antiqua.ttf"); message.setTypeface(font);
And voila, the result in the app itself: