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AACustomFont is a lightweight custom font binder in XML directly in TextView, Button, EditText, RadioButton, CheckBox tags. The library is aimed to avoid custom views for custom fonts in XML and to minimize the JAVA code for setting the TypeFaces for each view.


You can use AACustomFont in any view that's extended from TextView. For example, TextView Button EditText RadioButton CheckBox


  • Android Studio
  • Android 2.3+
  • JAVA 7+
  • Gradle 3.0


AACustomFont can be installed using Maven, Gradle, or manually.


Step 1. Add the JitPack repository to your build file


Step 2. Add the dependency



Step 1. Add the JitPack repository to your build file

allprojects {
    repositories {
      maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }

Step 2. Add the dependency

dependencies {
  compile 'com.github.EngrAhsanAli:AACustomFont:1.1'

Manual Installation

If you prefer not to use either of the above mentioned dependency managers, you can integrate AACustomFont into your project manually by adding the files contained in the java folder to your project.

#Getting Started

Enable data binding

You need to enable data binding in order to bind custom fonts with your views. Add the following in your build.gradle.

android {
  dataBinding {
        enabled = true

Add font files

You can add the font files in assets/fonts directory. AACustomFont will automatically grab your fonts from that directory, automatically. The font files may have .ttf or .otf extensions.

Start embedding the fonts!

You need to change your layout parent tag to layout tag and put the rest in that tag.

<layout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

    <!-- Put the layouts here -->


Now set your fonts like:

    <!-- other properties -->
    app:font="@{`budidaya-italic`}" />

Note that the font name will always be in lowercase. If no font specified, it will get the default font in app:font="@{``}.

Bind the views!

You need to bind the views in java:

DataBindingUtil.setContentView(this, R.layout.your_layout);

// Using LayoutInflator
DataBindingUtil.inflate(inflater, R.layout.your_layout, this, true);

You can set alias to your font name using the following method

                .setAlias("myfont", "Font-File.otf")

You can override typefaces with your font name using the following method

// For all typefaces in given activity context with default font

// For all typefaces in given activity context with specified font
AACustomFont.getInstance(this).overrideFonts(this, "my_font");

// For all typefaces in given viewgroup with specified font
AACustomFont.overrideFonts(button, "myfont");

Contributions & License

AACustomFont is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

Pull requests are welcome! The best contributions will consist of substitutions or configurations for classes/methods known to block the main thread during a typical app lifecycle.

I would love to know if you are using AACustomFont in your app, send an email to Engr. Ahsan Ali

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