iOS: text styles

Chris Sheffield cmsheffield at
Thu Dec 22 10:19:44 EST 2011

Thanks, Jacque. I'll give that a try. Kind of a pain, but if it keeps me going I'm happy.


On Dec 21, 2011, at 8:27 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 12/21/11 4:42 PM, Chris Sheffield wrote:
>> Set the standalone settings for iPad, etc. Launch it in the
>> simulator. Does the word "are" appear in italics? It doesn't for me.
>> Should it? The same thing works fine in the IDE. But when run in the
>> simulator or on a device the text is not styled. I did just try using
>> Helvetica instead of Arial and that seems to work okay.
>> Unfortunately, I need Arial and not Helvetica.
> I vaguely recall something similar happening to me. What I think is going on is that iOS won't generate fake styles like bold and italic; it will only use fonts that have separate style faces in the font family. I haven't tried it, but it might work to set the font name rather than the style:
> <p>Howdy! How <font="Arial-ItalicMT">are</font> you today?</p>
> The font names for iOS 5 are here: <>. iOS 4 has all the Arials too.
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