How to set custom fonts in JavaFX Scene Builder using CSS

Tags: css,fonts,javafx,scenebuilder

Problem :

I'm making a GUI in JavaFX Scene Builder and would like all text (Labels, Text Fields, Comboboxes) to use the same font. The problem is it's a custom font that likely won't be on every client's computer.

I've tried CSS:

@font-face {
   font-family: DIN;
   src: url(DIN.tff);

.text {
   -fx-font-family: DIN;
   -fx-font-style: bold;

Saved the above code to file Font.css and tried applying it to each GUI element through Scene Builder's JavaFX CSS fields, but it's not working.

Have I made a mistake in the CSS? Or is there a better way to go about this? I'd prefer not to have to load the font and set it for every element in the Java code itself if I don't have to.

Solution :

Make sure to use Font.loadFont to actually load the font on application startup. Then you should be able to use the font from CSS. Be careful to use the font's name, not the font file's name. That's a common mistake.

I have used the following before to load and use a custom font:

Font.loadFont(getClass().getResourceAsStream("/resources/fonts/marck.ttf"), 14);


-fx-font-family: "Marck Script";

FYI: the quotes are only needed if the name contains a space.

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