Android 8 and the support libraries have a new feature that lets you use downloadable fonts in your apps. You can use these in a couple of ways—you can download the fonts programatically with either the core SDK if your app’s minimum SDK is API 26 or later; or, as will be more common, with the support library’s version of the API for apps that have at least a minimum SDK of API 14.
- [Instructor] Android 8, and the Android support libraries…have a new feature that lets you use…downloadable fonts in your apps.…A downloadable font is a font file that's stored…on a server somewhere, and in your app you define…the downloadable font, indicating its location,…and providing authentication credentials.…When the app first starts up, it pre loads the font…over the web, and then that font can be used…just as easily as if it's bundled with the app.…But the result is that the APK file, that's…the package you upload to the Google Play store,…or another app store to deploy the app, can…be a lot smaller.…
Because it doesn't have to store the font file.…Configuring a downloadable font takes quite…a few configuration files, but Android Studio…makes it easy to set up.…To demonstrate this, I'll go to my app's…content_main layout file.…This is where I have a text view component that…I'm using to log information and display it to the user.…Right now, I'm using the app's default font…to display messages.…And notice that I'm running the app on two devices.…
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