Android Lollipop (5.0) Font problems

Google have a noted issue in their Android builds in relation to certain fonts not rendering correctly in Android 5. i.e. fonts that used to work in earlier versions of Android are now not appearing correctly.


Similar problems can and have occurred with Apple iOS updates for various fonts, and typically there is little that we as developers can do to mitigate the OS level problem. In some cases work arounds are offered by the OS developers, and if possible we endeavour to implement them. However in doing so we also risk other complications, so prefer to have the OS developers rectify.


Commonly used fonts that we are aware of that are affected are:

AMX Bold

AMX Icon 2

AMX Icon 3


But there are likely many more.


NOTE: Android Lollipop 5.1 appears to have rectified the Android OS font problem, so please ensure you are running at least Android v5.1 on your TPControl device to avoid potential font related problems in earlier Android Lollipop (5.0) releases.