React Native Dynamic Fonts

Usage no npm install needed!

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React Native Dynamic Font Loader, brought to you by eVisit npm version npm MIT Platform - Android and iOS

A React Native module that allows you to load fonts dynamically at runtime via base64 encoded TTF or OTF, like so:

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npm install react-native-dynamic-fonts@latest --save

Automatic Installation

If you've created your project either with react-native init or create-react-native-app you can link DynamicFonts automatically:

react native link

Alternative Installation


pod 'DynamicFonts', :path => 'node_modules/react-native-dynamic-fonts'
  1. In the XCode's "Project navigator", right click on your project's Libraries folder ➜ Add Files to <...>
  2. Go to node_modulesreact-native-dynamic-fontsios ➜ select RCTDynamicFonts.xcodeproj
  3. Add libRCTDynamicFonts.a to Build Phases -> Link Binary With Libraries
  4. Compile and have fun


  1. Add the following lines to android/settings.gradle:

    include ':react-native-dynamic-fonts'
    project(':react-native-dynamic-fonts').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-dynamic-fonts/android')
  2. Add the compile line to the dependencies in android/app/build.gradle:

    dependencies {
        compile project(':react-native-dynamic-fonts')
  3. Add the import and link the package in

    import org.th317erd.react.DynamicFontsPackage; // <-- add this import
    public class MainApplication extends Application implements ReactApplication {
        protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
            return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
                new MainReactPackage(),
                new DynamicFontsPackage() // <-- add this line

Example of how to use

To load a font dynamically, you must first have a base64 string of your font file (TTF or OTF):

import { loadFont, loadFonts } from 'react-native-dynamic-fonts';

/* Load a single font */
loadFont('nameOfFont', base64FontString, 'ttf').then(function(name) {
    console.log('Loaded font successfully. Font name is: ', name);

/* Load a list of fonts */
loadFonts([{name: 'nameOfFont', data: base64FontString, type: 'ttf'}]).then(function(names) {
    console.log('Loaded all fonts successfully. Font names are: ', names);


Font loading using file path

You can download font file to file system and then load it to app without sending base64 to bridge.

import {loadFontFromFile} from 'react-native-dynamic-fonts';
import RNFetchBlob from 'rn-fetch-blob'

const fontFilePath = RNFetchBlob.fs.dirs.DocumentDir + "fonts/roboto.ttf";

loadFontFromFile("Roboto",  fontFilePath)
   .then(function(name) {
        console.log('Loaded font successfully. Font name is: ', name);


On iOS, it isn't possible to specify the font name. For this reason BOTH Android and iOS return the ACTUAL registered font name. For Android this is whatever you pass in, for iOS it is whatever is embedded in the font. I suggest you always use the full name embedded in the font to avoid issues.


option iOS Android Info
name Not used Used Specify registered font name (doesn't work for iOS)
data Used Used This can be a data URI or raw base64... if it is raw base64 type must be specified, but defaults to TTF (data URI mime: font/ttf or font/otf)
type Used Used (optional) Specify the type of font in the encoded data (ttf or otf). Defaults to "ttf"

The Response

The ACTUAL name the font was registered with. Use this for your fontFamily.