Using Support Library for Android Oreo: Fonts, Emoji & Text

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April 23, 2018

Using Support Library for Android Oreo: Fonts, Emoji & Text

Android Oreo introduced exciting text changes that make it easier to use custom fonts, communicate with emojis, reduce APK size, and expand or contract textviews dynamically. 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 the Support Libraries, and their limitations. You will also learn about how they are natively implemented in Android Oreo versus the Support Libraries.

At the end of this talk, you will have an increased understanding of the inner workings of Fonts in XML, Downloadable Fonts, EmojiCompat and autosizing of TextViews, 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/

Textview Autosizing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvBt3YI3LZY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjUdJ2aVqE4

Talk given at VSCO's East Bay Developers meetup, AndroidMakers in Paris

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April 23, 2018
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