Changing the typeface in xml didn't work on the hint text for me either. I found two different solutions, the second of which has better behavior for me:
android:password="true" from your xml file and instead, in set it in java:
EditText password = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.password_text); password.setTransformationMethod(new PasswordTransformationMethod());
With this approach, the hint font looks good but as you're typing in that edit field, you don't see each character in plain text before it turns into a password dot. Also when making input in fullscreen, the dots will not appear, but the passoword in clear text.
android:password="true" in your xml. In Java, ALSO set the typeface and passwordMethod:
EditText password = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.register_password_text); password.setTypeface(Typeface.DEFAULT); password.setTransformationMethod(new PasswordTransformationMethod());
This approach gave me the hint font I wanted AND gives me the behavior I want with the password dots.
Hope that helps!