Scaling Fonts

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Wed Mar 13 18:24:54 EDT 2013


BTW, one thing you'll need to figure out is how iOS "sees" the name of
your font.  What I do is create a dummy development app for iOS, include
the font in the build, install it, and then use the fontNames function in
the dummy app to get a list of fonts and determine the name of the font as
it appears on IOS.  Not sure if there's a better/faster way to do this,
but the name that iOS will come up with is never intuitive.

AFAIK, there is no way to include a custom font other than including it as
a non-stack file to be included in the build of a standalone.  If somebody
knows otherwise, I'd love to know how to do this.

Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX Design




On 3/13/13 3:17 PM, "Scott Rossi" <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:

>I'm pretty sure you need to convert to TTF format (unless something has
>changed in iOS6).
>I use this site for online conversion: http://www.freefontconverter.com/
>
>Regards,
>
>Scott Rossi
>Creative Director
>Tactile Media, UX Design
>
>
>
>
>On 3/13/13 3:04 PM, "Michael Doub" <mikedoub at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Are there trueType fonts supported on IOS?
>>
>>-= Mike
>>
>>
>>
>>On Mar 13, 2013, at 4:14 PM, Peter Bogdanoff <bogdanoff at me.com> wrote:
>>
>>> LiveCode scales fonts pretty well--
>>>     set the textSize of field "theField" to 12 -- or whatever
>>> 
>>> TrueType fonts can scale any size and still look good.
>>> 
>>> Peter Bogdanoff
>>> UCLA
>>> 
>>> On Mar 13, 2013, at 12:39 PM, Michael Doub <mikedoub at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I would like to create a mobile application where the user can
>>>increase 
>>>and decrease the text in a field. The field contains text on different
>>>font sizes for Title, Heading and basic text.
>>> 
>>> I am unsure how to work with fonts. Do I need to find a font that has
>>>a 
>>>wide range of sizes or are there scalable fonts? How do fonts react on
>>>different screen resolutions? This makes me wonder about how the text
>>>in 
>>>buttons should be handled. (So far I have only used icons)
>>> 
>>> I would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction.
>>> 
>>> Thanks
>>> Mike
>>> 
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