Applying Bold and/or Italic to a Custom Font

Nathan Sokalski 4,116 Reputation points
2020-11-22T21:09:39.66+00:00

I have a custom font (a *.ttf file) that I am using in my project. I am able to use the font with no problem, but I cannot apply the FontAttributes (Bold & Italic) to it. Some fonts have separate *.ttf files for regular/bold/italic/bolditalic, but in my case, there is only one file. In the UWP version of my app, I was simply able to set a property such as FontWeight to make the font bold, but that does not work with Xamarin.Forms. What can I do? Thanks.

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  1. JarvanZhang 23,936 Reputation points
    2020-12-18T04:42:38.047+00:00

    Hello,​

    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    Xamarin.Forms provides the FontAttributes property to set the font style. It could also be used for the custom font.

    You could specify a value to the FontAttributes in the page.xaml. Check the code:

       <Label Text="Hello Forms with XAML" FontAttributes="Italic" FontFamily="Lobster" />  
       <Label Text="Hello Forms with XAML" FontFamily="Lobster" />  
       <Label Text="Hello Forms with XAML" FontAttributes="Bold " FontFamily="Lobster" />  
    

    Best Regards,

    Jarvan Zhang


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