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Littlelies
Level 7

Custom font for Rowlist label ?

Hi, I would like to change the font for a rowlist label (to display Arabic chars).
I tried using rowLabelFont, but didn't manage to make it work.
How can I achieve that?
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EnTerr
Level 9

Re: Custom font for Rowlist label ?

Ha - WTH is type "font", i wonder?!
I mean, TFM says that rowLabelFont attribute type "font" but there is no such RSG type! (RSG types are enumerated here)
The doco imprecision can be vexing.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Custom font for Rowlist label ?

"EnTerr" wrote:
Ha - WTH is type "font", i wonder?!


Possibly https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/Font will help.
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EnTerr
Level 9

Re: Custom font for Rowlist label ?

"RokuKC" wrote:
"EnTerr" wrote:
Ha - WTH is type "font", i wonder?!

Possibly https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/Font will help.

I am afraid not - can you elaborate how does one assign an XML element (which "Font" is) to an XML attribute (which "rowLabelFont" is)?
As a reminder, XML attributes cannot be structured. And to re-iterate, RSG attribute types do not list a "font" data type - so if not from XML, i have no clue how to do that from B/S...
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Custom font for Rowlist label ?

"EnTerr" wrote:
I am afraid not - can you elaborate how does one assign an XML element (which "Font" is) to an XML attribute (which "rowLabelFont" is)?


Your leopard-tracking skills are getting rusty. :roll: Smiley Wink

Notice the "role" attribute in the Font node, mentioned in https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/Font .

See https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc ... Components and search for "<Font>".

Also https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/Typography .
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EnTerr
Level 9

Re: Custom font for Rowlist label ?

"RokuKC" wrote:
Your leopard-tracking skills are getting rusty. :roll: Smiley Wink

"Yeah, a regular Rip van Winkle", apparently.
I can't believe i forgot about the "role" karnapidasana. Tsk-tsk - I am disappointed in you, me! Smiley Wink

So to recap, the font can be 

  • specified as a string to the attribute (for system fonts)

  • assigned as roSgNode to the attribute (only in B/S)

  • or "the yoga role way" (only in XML)
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lisakb140
Level 7

Re: Custom font for Rowlist label ?

I am struggling with this same issue---what did you end up doing to make this work??
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ionatan
Level 7

Re: Custom font for Rowlist label ?

Did someone found a solution to use a custom font with rowlist label?

Update: role="rowLabelFont" would do it.
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norcaljohnny
Level 7

Re: Custom font for Rowlist label ?

Here are the steps to use a custom font

1. create a folder named "fonts" in the root folder of your app (ie components, images, fonts. out, source)
2. place the font in the newly created "fonts" folder (ie fonts(folder) > yourFontFile.otf(file))
3. create some Brightscript code for a font node and label node. (in this case I am using Apples SanFrancisco font named sf.otf and placed it in my "fonts" folder)


      label = CreateObject("roSGNode", "Label")
      font  = CreateObject("roSGNode", "Font")
      font.uri = "pkg:/fonts/sf.otf"
      font.size = 20
      label.font = font


So, now whenever I use the label node the font used for it will be my custom sf.otf font with a font size of 20

<label id=title text="Just some title" />
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