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Harness the Power of Variable Fonts in React Native for Stunning Typography

Integrating Variable Fonts in React Native

To integrate variable fonts in your React Native project, follow these steps:

Step 1: Install the required packages
In your React Native project directory, run the following command to install the necessary packages:

expo install expo-font
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Step 2: Import and load the variable font
In your component file, import the expo-font package:


import * as Font from 'expo-font';
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Next, define a function to load the variable font:


async function loadFonts() {
  await Font.loadAsync({
    'VariableFontName': require('./path/to/variable-font.ttf'),

// Call the function to load the fonts (usually in your App component or entry file)
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Make sure to replace 'VariableFontName' with the actual name of your variable font, and provide the correct path to the font file.

Step 3: Apply the variable font in your components
Once the variable font is loaded, you can use it in your React Native components:


import React from 'react';
import { Text } from 'react-native';

const MyComponent = () => {
  return (
    <Text style={{ fontFamily: 'VariableFontName' }}>
      This text uses the variable font!
export default MyComponent;
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Replace 'VariableFontName' with the name of the variable font you loaded in Step 2.

Resources and Further Learning
Google Fonts - Variable Fonts - Explore a wide range of variable fonts available from Google Fonts.
Variable Fonts on MDN - MDN Web Docs guide on variable fonts.
expo-font Documentation - Official documentation for the expo-font package.
Open Source Fonts - An open Source gallery for fonts.
By the end of this post, readers will have a comprehensive understanding of how to leverage variable fonts in React Native to create visually stunning

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