Fonts and Emoji Using Jetpack

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July 22, 2018

Fonts and Emoji UsingĀ Jetpack

Talk given at 360|AnDev in Denver on 19th July, 2018.

Android Oreo introduced exciting text changes that make it easier to use custom fonts, communicate with emojis and reduce APK size. Luckily, the Support Libraries from v26 onwards allow us to implement these new features with backwards compatibility.

In this talk, you will learn how to implement these text changes with the help of Support Libraries (now repackaged as AndroidX and part of Jetpack), and their limitations. You will also learn about how they are natively implemented by the framework versus Jetpack.

At the end of this session, you will have an increased understanding of the inner workings of Fonts in XML, Downloadable Fonts and EmojiCompat, as well as be ready to update your apps with them without the fear of the unknown!

Links:
Fonts in XML
https://segunfamisa.com/posts/custom-fonts-with-android-support-library
https://medium.com/google-design/the-android-developers-guide-to-better-typography-97e11bb0e261
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfB-TsLFJdM

Downloadable Fonts
https://github.com/googlesamples/android-DownloadableFonts
https://developers.google.com/fonts/docs/android
https://proandroiddev.com/android-downloadable-fonts-8e60d3e146b7
https://hackernoon.com/downloadable-fonts-for-android-2041235f91e6

EmojiCompat
https://github.com/googlesamples/android-EmojiCompat
https://medium.com/exploring-android/exploring-the-android-emoji-compatibility-library-1b9f3bb724aa
http://dannyroa.com/2017/08/29/future-proof-emojis-on-android/

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July 22, 2018
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