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How to use custom font in listview in android?

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Answer states:

You can't do it that way because the text view resource you pass to the ArrayAdapter is inflated each time it is used.

You need to create your own adapter and provide your own view.

An example for your adapter could be
public class MyAdapter extends BaseAdapter {

private List<Object>        objects; // obviously don't use object, use whatever you really want
private final Context   context;

public CamAdapter(Context context, List<Object> objects) {
    this.context = context;
    this.objects = objects;

public int getCount() {
    return objects.size();

public Object getItem(int position) {
    return objects.get(position);

public long getItemId(int position) {
    return position;

public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {

    Object obj = objects.get(position);

    TextView tv = new TextView(context);
    tv.setText(obj.toString()); // use whatever method you want for the label
    // set whatever typeface you want here as well
    return tv;


And then you could set that as such
ListView lv = new ListView(this);
lv.setAdapter(new MyAdapter(objs));

Hopefully that should get you going.
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