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fontFamily cannot be overriden

See original GitHub issue
const customTextProps = {
  style: {
    fontFamily: 'Nunito Sans'


When using the Inspector, the Text component’s fontFamily still shows up as System. Apparently, react-native automatically prepended {fontFamily: 'System', fontSize:16, color:'#000'} to Text’s style prop, which overrides our own custom style prop.

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Reactions:3
  • Comments:15 (1 by maintainers)

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anshuul-kaicommented, Jun 7, 2019

Here’s a version of the code from @ex3ndr that works in 2019

const sourceRender = Text.render;
Text.render = function render(props: any, ref: any) {
  return sourceRender.apply(this, [{ ...props, style: [{ fontFamily: 'CourierNewPSMT' },] }, ref]);
pkecommented, May 20, 2020

It does not work with current react-native: 0.62.2

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