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skywalker9
Level 7

Seeking clarity on fonts

I'm new to developing for roku and was wondering, what is the default font for roku apps nowadays? Is there a specific set of system font I can use without having to load or embed them on my end?

I saw gotham listed somewhere but I've been unable to find any specific documentation on fonts.  Any help is much appreciated.
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Seeking clarity on fonts

I'm not sure what you're really asking here, but there's nothing special you need to do to use the default Roku fonts. They're automatically included in the Roku OS and used by your channel unless you choose to include your own font files.
https://github.com/belltown/
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skywalker9
Level 7

Re: Seeking clarity on fonts

@belltown thanks for the reply. To clarify, I was wondering what those default system fonts are.  Is it gotham? Helvetica?  Is there a list of the roku system fonts somewhere?

Thanks!
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Seeking clarity on fonts

I haven't seen an official list published anywhere, but in a Scene Graph channel observed using the debugger, I see the following system file referenced:


/Netflix/Fonts/common/Gotham-Book.otf


You may draw your own conclusions from that.

[Note: I'm guessing that "/Netflix" is just the name of a Roku OS system directory, nothing to do with Netflix in particular, except maybe historical reasons]
https://github.com/belltown/
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