Latest 0.1.0
Homepage https://github.com/daktales/UIFontWDCustomLoader
License MIT
Platforms ios 4.1, requires ARC
Frameworks CoreText
Authors

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You can use UIFontWDCustomLoader category to load any compatible font into your iOS projects at runtime without messing with plist, font unknown names or strange magic.

The only things you’ll have to know are your font filenames and this library name.

You can also use this library to load new fonts after app installation.

Usage

Adding font to Project

  1. Drag’n drop your font into Xcode project, selecting "Add to Targets" when prompted.
  2. Check "Target Membership" of your added font files (File inspector on the right).

If you can’t see a font, check under Build Phases > Copy Bundle Resource: you must see the font filename listed here.

Using font

#import "UIFont+WDCustomLoader.h"

One time setup (Explicit registration):

/* FONT COLLECTION FILE (TTC OR OTC) */

// Create an NSURL for your font file: 'Lao MN.ttc'
NSURL *laoFontURL = [[NSBundle mainBundle] URLForResource:@"Lao MN" withExtension:@"ttc"]];

// Do the registration.
NSArray *fontPostScriptNames = [UIFont registerFontFromURL:laoFontURL];

// If everything went ok, fontPostScriptNames will become @[@"LaoMN",@"LaoMN-Bold"] 
// and collection will be registered.
// (Note: On iOS < 7.0 you will get an empty array)

// Then, anywhere in your code, you can do
UIFont *laoFont = [UIFont fontWithName:@"LaoMN" size:18.0f];

or

/* SINGLE FONT FILE (TTF OR OTF) */

// Create an NSURL for your font file: 'Lato-Hairline.ttf'
NSURL *latoHairlineFontURL = [[NSBundle mainBundle] URLForResource:@"Lato-Hairline" withExtension:@"ttf"]];

// Do the registration.
NSArray *fontPostScriptNames = [UIFont registerFontFromURL:latoHairlineFontURL];

// If everything went ok, fontPostScriptNames will become @[@"Lato-Hairline"] 
// and collection will be registered.

// Then, anywhere in your code, you can do
UIFont *latoHairlineFont = [UIFont fontWithName:@"Lato-Hairline" size:18.0f];

// or
UIFont *latoHairlineFont = [UIFont customFontWithURL:latoHairlineFontURL size:18.0f];

// or (*deprecated*)
UIFont *myCustomFont = [UIFont customFontOfSize:18.0f withName:@"Lato-Hairline" withExtension:@"ttf"];

No setup (Implicit registration)

/* SINGLE FONT (TTF OR OTF) */

// Create an NSURL for your font file: 'Lato-Hairline.ttf'
NSURL *latoHairlineFontURL = [[NSBundle mainBundle] URLForResource:@"Lato-Hairline" withExtension:@"ttf"]];

// Then, anywhere in your code, you can do
UIFont *latoHairlineFont = [UIFont customFontWithURL:latoHairlineFontURL size:18.0f];

// or (*deprecated*)
UIFont *myCustomFont = [UIFont customFontOfSize:18.0f withName:@"Lato-Hairline" withExtension:@"ttf"];

NOTE: Font registration will be made on first [ UIFont customFont… ] method call.

Prerequisites

UIFontWDCustomLoader requires:

  • ARC
  • Deployment target greater or equal to iOS 4.1
  • CoreText Framework

This library has been tested with: iOS 5, 6 and 7

Install

Basic

Simply download it from here and include it in your project manually.

GIT submodule

You have the canonical git submodule option. Simply issue

git submodule add https://github.com/daktales/UIFontWDCustomLoader.git <path>

in your root folder of your repository.

CocoaPods

You can use CocoaPods to install this library.

In your Xcode project folder create (or modify) a ‘podfile’ file with:

platform :ios
pod 'UIFontWDCustomLoader', '~> 0.1.0'

Then launch pod install in the same folder (using console).

Now you must open your project by .workspace file.

License

This code is distributed under the terms and conditions of the MIT license.

Thanks

The entire idea behind this library came after I see how FlatUIKit loads its fonts. So a big thanks to them. Link

Latest podspec

{
    "name": "UIFontWDCustomLoader",
    "version": "0.1.0",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    },
    "summary": "An iOS custom font loader",
    "homepage": "https://github.com/daktales/UIFontWDCustomLoader",
    "authors": {
        "Walter Da Col": "[email protected]"
    },
    "description": "                          Allow developers to load custom fonts at runtime. No more plist and no more search for font postscript names.n                          Just drag & drop and use them.n",
    "screenshots": "https://raw.github.com/daktales/UIFontWDCustomLoader/master/Media/Screenshot-iOS7.png",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "4.1"
    },
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/daktales/UIFontWDCustomLoader.git",
        "tag": "0.1.0"
    },
    "source_files": "UIFontWDCustomLoader/**/*.{h,m}",
    "public_header_files": "UIFontWDCustomLoader/**/*.h",
    "frameworks": "CoreText",
    "requires_arc": true
}

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