Applying custom font to the whole Android Application?

Before you jump with negative comments/votes, I will specify that I have read every question on `Stackoverflow regarding this topic, and have applied almost all the solutions, but still I have not succeeded applying it entirely.

So, I am asking this question, because almost all the answers I found are for like 4-5 years ago, and I was wondering if there are better solutions now.

I repeat my question: Is there a better way than those listed to override the whole font family in the whole app to only 1 font? (All the views used in the app)?

Thanks in advance!


-------------Problems Reply------------

The best way is still to put your .ttf or .otf font file in the assets folder. Then derive a custom TextView class and fix its' font once and for all so that you don't have to call setTypeface() everywhere.

That is all.

Custom TextView Java Class

Put this class in com.util package

import android.content.Context;
import android.util.AttributeSet;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class CustomTextViewRegular extends TextView {

public CustomTextViewRegular(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
super(context, attrs, defStyle);

public CustomTextViewRegular(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
super(context, attrs);


public CustomTextViewRegular(Context context) {

private void init(AttributeSet attrs) {
if (attrs != null) {
// Set type face
Typeface myTypeface = Typeface.createFromAsset(getContext()
.getAssets(), "Helvetica_Neue.ttf");


You must have Helvetica_Neue.ttf in assets folder, you can use other font as well.

How to use in xml

android:textSize="20dip" />

If you want to change font than you have to just change font type in Java class only.


I have found no work-arounds for setting one font on the app, so I resorted in calling setTypeface() for each view in each of the fragment/activities. Thanks, and I apologize for the long time in which i did not answer! I well deserve the downvotes, hehe.

Cheers everyone! I will pay more attention to asking questions and my behavior towards the users answering them in the future.

Category:android Views:7 Time:2018-10-24

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