While I was working on my chapter for “iOS6 by Tutorials” about using attributed strings in UIKit, I realized that there’s a need of an online tool, where one could see a list of the available fonts in iOS6. (I still remember the iOS 3 times when there were so few fonts, that there was just no neccessity of such a tool)
So, today I present you the www.ios6-fonts.com web site, where you can comfortably and easily:
- See a list of the Font families and Font names in iOS6
- Enter a text and see previews in all fonts (which are available in your browser)
- See font previews, actually rendered on iOS6 for each font
- Get the Objective-C code you need to initialize given font
- Freely adjust the size of the previews
This is, I believe, a very handy tool for designers and programmers, as it provides real previews of the fonts, rendered on iOS6.
This is important, because in fact, the fonts differ between iOS and OSX. Let’s have a look at the Zapfino font:
Also pretty handy is to see all the fonts included in a given font family. Most fonts have a normal, bold and italic style, but hey – have a look at “Helvetica Neue”, lots of styles to choose from:
So, when you chose the desired font name and font size, you can also copy the Objective-C straight into your Objective-C source code.
Hope you enjoy this little tool!
If you want to learn in details how to use the new attributed strings APIs in iOS6 and everything else new there’s to know in iOS6 do have a look at the “iOS6 by Tutorials” book – written by the RW iOS Tutorial team.
Click here to open up www.ios6-fonts.comThe post was originally published on the following URL: http://www.touch-code-magazine.com/introducing-the-ios6-font-tool/