Working with text

Domains: Flutter

How do I set custom fonts on my text widgets?

In Xamarin.Forms, you would have to add a custom font in each native project. Then, in your Element you would assign this font name to the FontFamily attribute using filename#fontname and just fontname for iOS.

In Flutter, place the font file in a folder and reference it in the pubspec.yaml file, similar to how you import images.

   - family: MyCustomFont
       - asset: fonts/MyCustomFont.ttf
       - style: italic

Then assign the font to your Text widget:

Widget build(BuildContext context) {
  return new Scaffold(
    appBar: new AppBar(
      title: new Text("Sample App"),
    body: new Center(
      child: new Text(
        'This is a custom font text',
        style: new TextStyle(fontFamily: 'MyCustomFont'),

How do I style my text widgets?

Along with fonts, you can customize other styling elements on a Text widget. The style parameter of a Text widget takes a TextStyle object, where you can customize many parameters, such as:

  • color
  • decoration
  • decorationColor
  • decorationStyle
  • fontFamily
  • fontSize
  • fontStyle
  • fontWeight
  • hashCode
  • height
  • inherit
  • letterSpacing
  • textBaseline
  • wordSpacing

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