I want to draw a text to a paint. How to draw it with a custom font (ex Helvetica ) and bold also? I would preffer to use a system font and not create it from assets. Thanks.
If by “custom font” you mean a font that you are supplying as an asset, the following code should work:
Typeface plain = Typeface.createFromAsset(assetManager, pathToFont); Typeface bold = Typeface.create(plain, Typeface.DEFAULT_BOLD) Paint paint = new Paint(); paint.setTypeface(bold); canvas.drawText("Sample text in bold",0,0,paint);
If you are using Android’s new Fonts in XML for your fonts, then to get the typeface used for paint you can use:
val customTypeface = ResourcesCompat.getFont(context, R.font.myfont)
or if your min Android API >= 26
val customTypeface = resources.getFont(R.font.myfont)
Then to apply it to your paint object:
mTextPaint.typeface = customTypeface
For more info check out https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/look-and-feel/fonts-in-xml#fonts-in-code
Use this for paint class:
Paint paint = new Paint(); paint.setTypeface(Typeface.create("Arial",Typeface.ITALIC));
If you already have a font in use and want to use a bold version of that you can do this.
currentPainter = new Paint(Paint.ANTI_ALIAS_FLAG); currentPainter.setColor(Color.WHITE); currentPainter.setTextSize(Utils.sp2px(getResources(), 14)); // set font size Typeface currentTypeFace = currentPainter.getTypeface(); Typeface bold = Typeface.create(currentTypeFace, Typeface.BOLD); currentPainter.setTypeface(bold);
I used the answer above, but this modification was necessary for me – so just thought I’d mention it
If you want to use a font from resources (Kotlin):
val textPaint = TextPaint() textPaint.typeface = resources.getFont(R.font.font_name)
This might not be related to the question, but this is what I was looking for – maybe somebody would need it too.