Android custom fonts in web scroller native control...

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Fri May 31 14:46:19 EDT 2013


I've been using custom fonts in both Android and iOS. They work exactly as
Roger documented. I even put all my custom fonts into a folder and just
included the folder in the "Copy files" Pane and like magic the builder
finds them and the apps on both platforms report them and use them as

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of J. Landman Gay
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 2:40 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Subject: Re: Android custom fonts in web scroller native control...

On 5/31/13 1:09 PM, Roger Eller wrote:
> On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:22 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> As far as I know, custom fonts are loaded with an external and those
> aren't supported on Android yet.
> In the 5.5.5 Release Notes:
> id.pdf
> "In LiveCode 5.5 the ability was introduced to allow applications to 
> bundle custom fonts which then become available to the app (and only 
> that app) while it is running.  To take advantage of this feature, all 
> you need to do is reference the files of any fonts you wish to include 
> in the Copy Files pane. These files can either be a direct file 
> reference, or contained in one of the folder references.  The 
> Standalone Builder will treat any files that end with the extension 
> ttf or ttc as font files to use in this way.  Any fonts included in 
> this way will appear in the fontNames and can be used in the same way 
> as any other font on the system."

Cool. Thanks Roger. It's been a while since I re-read the release notes.

That being the case, the original poster may have found a bug.

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