The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.

Fonts and Text

Inevitably, you’ll get the question “hey, can we change this font?” when doing application development. The answer depends on what fonts come with the platform, whether you can add other fonts, and how to apply them to the widget or whatever needs the font change.

Android is no different. It comes with some fonts plus a means for adding new fonts. Though, as with any new environment, there are a few idiosyncrasies to deal with.


Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters, particularly the one on files.

Love The One You’re With

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Yeah, But Do We Really Have To Do This in Java?

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Here a Glyph, There a Glyph

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Auto-Sizing TextView

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Justified Text

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