# Fonts¶

• Fonts are graphical resources that can be accessed with a call to ej.microui.display.Font.getFont(). To be displayed, these fonts have to be converted at build-time from their source format to the display raw format by the font generator tool.
• Fonts, just like images, must be declared in a *.fonts.list file.

## Creating a font¶

• To create a font, go to the package you want to store your fonts in, usually Resources> fonts.

• Then Right-Click > New > Other> MicroEJ > MicroEJ Font:

• Then, type the name of the font:

• Click on Finish, the following window opens:

Note

It is important to have the font that you want already installed on your system.

• To import characters from a system font, click on Import… and the following opens:

• Click on Next and then select the font to use as shown below:

Note

If using a latin based alphabet, just leave the settings as they are and click on Finish, don’t forget to adjust the height and baseline of the font.

• Click Finish and save the file. The font is imported in the .ejf file.

• Then just add the font to a myapp.fonts.list file in the src/main/resources source folder of your application:

/fonts/NewFont.ejf


## Adding the Font to a Label¶

To add the font, choose the font in the StyleSheet:

public static void main(String[] args) {
MicroUI.start();
Desktop desktop = new Desktop();
Flow flow = new Flow(LayoutOrientation.VERTICAL);
Label label = new Label("Hello World");
Font font = Font.getFont("/fonts/NewFont.ejf");