When specifying text size on Android, the suggested the best practice is to use
sp font units instead of
dp, since with
sp the text will increase/decrease in size according to the user’s display preferences. For example, on my device I can go to
Settings -> Display -> Font
and choose a preference: small, normal, large, huge (these seem to vary across devices though).
Does anyone know a way to preview the effect of this preference in Android Studio’s layout preview? It would be easier than having to deploy to a device/emulator in order to test. I can’t see an option for this, but maybe I’m missing it.
Related: is there a standard multiplier for what the largest (“huge”) font preference equals to? Or, can this even vary across devices? If there’s no upper bound to how large the text could be, the first part of my question is probably moot.