Latest 3.4.1
License MIT
Platforms ios 6.0


Version Build Status MIT License Platform

Typeset makes it easy to create NSAttributedString

@"Hello typeset".typeset




  • Method chaining

    • All the method for typeset returns a self object to chaining itself.

      @"Hello typeset".typeset

    call typeset method first and call string at last returns a NSAttributedString.

  • UILabel and UITextField support

    • Add typesetBlock to UILabel or UITextField, and you can directly set it’s text style with:
    label.typesetBlock = TSBlock(fontSize(40)
    label.text = @"Hello typeset, hello.";
    // If you type in this text field, it will color all the `1` in text field to red
    textField.typesetBlock = TSBlock(match(@"1").red);
  • Construct complicated NSMutableAttributedString

    TSAttributedString(@"Hello".red, @" ", @"World".blue);
  • Match part of string

    • Typeset providing a series of method to match part of your string, you can use these method to select part of your string, and add attribute to it.

    These lines of code all make @"He" of @"Hello" to red

    Match Method Explain
    from(NSUInteger) to(NSUInteger)
    location(NSUInteger) length(NSUInteger)
    match(NSString *) match the first substring
    matchWithOptions(NSString *, NSStringCompareOptions) match the first substring with options
    matchAll(NSString) match all the substring
    matchAllWithOptions(NSString *, NSStringCompareOptions) match all the substring with options
    all select all the string
    • Match with pattern
    Match Method Pattern
    matchAllWithPattern(NSString *pattern)
    matchAllWithPatternAndOptions(NSString *pattern, NSRegularExpressionOptions options)
    matchNumbers d+
    matchLetters [a-zA-Z]+
    matchLanguage(NSString *language) p{script=%@}
    matchChinese p{[email protected]"Han"}
  • Convinient method

    • If you don’t want to change some part of the string, and only want to change the color or the font, you call call these methods directly without calling typeset first



Dictionary Key Typeset Method
NSFontAttributeName font(NSString fontName, CGFloat size)
fontSize(CGFloat size)
fontName(NSString name)
regular light italic thin bold
NSForegroundColorAttributeName color(UIColor color)
hexColor(CGFloat hexColor)
black darkGray lightGray white gray red green blue cyan yellow magenta orange purple brown clear
NSKernAttributeName kern(CGFloat kern)
NSUnderlineStyleAttributeName underline(NSUnderlineStyle underline)
NSUnderlineColorAttributeName underlineColor(UIColor *underlineColor)
NSBaselineOffsetAttributeName baseline(CGFloat baseline)
NSStrikethroughStyleAttributeName strikeThrough(NSUnderlineStyle strikeThrough)
NSStrikethroughColorAttributeName strikeThroughColor(UIColor *underlineColor)
NSLinkAttributeName link(NSString *url)
NSLigatureAttributeName ligature(NSUInteger ligature)
NSStrokeColorAttributeName strokeColor(UIColor *strokeColor)
NSStrokeWidthAttributeName strokeWidth(CGFloat strokeWidth)
NSShadowAttributeName shadow(NSShadow *shadow)
NSTextEffectAttributeName textEffect(NSString *textEffect)
NSObliquenessAttributeName obliqueness(CGFloat obliqueness)
NSExpansionAttributeName expansion(CGFloat expansion)


Typeset Method
lineBreakMode(NSLineBreakMode lineBreakMode)
alignment(NSTextAlignment textAlignment)
lineSpacing(CGFloat lineSpacing)
paragraphSpacing(CGFloat paragraphSpacing)
firstLineHeadIndent(CGFloat firstLineHeadIndent)
headIndent(CGFloat headIndent)
tailIndent(CGFloat tailIndent)
minimumLineHeight(CGFloat minimumLineHeight)
maximumLineHeight(CGFloat maximumLineHeight)
lineHeightMultiple(CGFloat lineHeightMultiple)
paragraphSpacingBefore(CGFloat paragraphSpacingBefore)
hyphenationFactor(CGFloat hyphenationFactor)
defaultTabInterval(CGFloat defaultTabInterval)
baseWritingDirection(NSWritingDirection baseWritingDirection)
allowsDefaultTighteningForTruncation(BOOL allowsDefaultTighteningForTruncation)



CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Objective-C, which automates and simplifies the process of using 3rd-party libraries like Typeset in your projects. See the Get Started section for more details.


pod "Typeset"


Feel free to open an issue or pull request, if you need help or there is a bug.



Typeset is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


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Latest podspec

    "name": "Typeset",
    "version": "3.4.1",
    "summary": "An convenient and fast approach to create AttributedString",
    "description": "I create this repo, beacuse deal with NSAttributedString in ObjectiveC is so painful. And this project is inspired by ruby gem colorize. Use this to deal with string more easily.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": {
        "Draveness": "[email protected]"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "6.0"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "3.4.1"
    "source_files": "Classes/*.{h,m}"

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