MATLAB App Designer does not render new fonts

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Daniel Vieira
Daniel Vieira on 23 Jul 2019
Commented: lalit bindra on 1 Jun 2020
I needed an illegible font for an app that requires a password, and there wasn't any in the App Designer default fonts, so I donwloaded one. I installed an openType font, restarted MATLAB (as in here), tested the font in a figure window using the "text" function, and it works. However, in the App Designer, the font appears in the list of fonts for an Edit Field, but is rendered as the default font. Is it even possible to use new fonts in App Designer? If it is, what am I missing?
A print of what's happening (roll to the right, this print turned unnecessarily big...)
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Daniel Vieira
Daniel Vieira on 23 Jul 2019
Ok, I tried both suggestions, and neither worked. I'll make a "real encryption" then...

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Subhadeep Koley
Subhadeep Koley on 9 Aug 2019
Hi, follow the steps below to achieve the same
  1. In the Editor tab of the App Designer click on the Public Property and insert the follwing code
password;
2. Right click on the text field > go to EditFieldValueChanging callback
3. paste the following code inside the callback
c=event.Value;
app.password = [app.password, c(end:end)];
set(app.EditField, 'Value', [repmat('*', 1, length(c))]);
4. Save & Run the App
The Actual value of the password is stored inside the variable app.password.
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lalit bindra
lalit bindra on 1 Jun 2020
Can you please share the edited code. I tried the code by Subhadeep but it changes the user input to the asterisks.

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