Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
Tags: Fonts    
Latest version: v4.0.0

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Carthage compatible


Easily use the OpenSans font in Swift.


Why use OpenSansSwift frameworks ?

The usual process of embedding any custom fonts in your IOS applications has a few steps:

  1. Copy all your font resources to your project
  2. Make sure they're copied to the bundle
  3. Add UIAppFonts key to info.plist.
  4. Painstakingly add all the font names with the right extension
  5. Find out the font family and font names programatically
  6. Use the fonts

For the OpenSans font, this framework does all that for you. All you have to do is link the compiled framework.

How to Install - Carthage

If you dont' already have Carthage, Install it with:

$ brew update
$ brew install carthage

Add github "hemantasapkota/OpenSansSwift" to your Cartfile.

Execute carthage install

Swift 3

Add github "hemantasapkota/OpenSansSwift" "swift3" to your Cartfile.

Execute carthage install

How to Install - Manual

Clone the repo and add OpenSansSwift.xcodeproj to you project. Link OpenSansSwift.framework to your project.

OpenSans Font Methods

Based on OpenSans v2.0, OpenSansSwift registers the following methods:

    openSansFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansBoldFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansBoldItalicFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansExtraBoldFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansExtraBoldItalicFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansItalicFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansLightFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansLightItalicFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansSemiboldFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!
    openSansSemiboldItalicFontOfSize(size: Float) -> UIFont!

Retina Scale Factor

Set OpenSans.retinaScaleFactor to scale out font sizes for the iPad. Default is 2.

Usage - Programmatically

See Example for more details.

import UIKit
import OpenSansSwift

class ViewController: UIViewController {

    override func viewDidLoad() {

        //Register Open Sans fonts. Register only once.

        // Set the scale for iPad. Default is 2.
        OpenSans.retinaScaleFactor = 1.5

        // Create a label
        let lbl1 = UILabel(frame: CGRectMake(x, y, size.width, size.height))

        lbl1.font = UIFont.openSansFontOfSize(30)

        lbl1.text = "This is OpenSans-Regular"

Usage - Storyboard

XCode automatically detects the fonts present in the bundle, so you don't have to perform any registration for use in Storyboards.


Usage - With NSAttributedString

For use with NSAttributedString, Use the following strings: OpenSans, OpenSans-Bold, OpenSans-Italic

let regularAttribute = [NSFontAttributeName: UIFont(name: "OpenSans", size: 12)!]
let boldAttribute = [NSFontAttributeName: UIFont(name: "OpenSans-Bold", size: 12)!]
let italicAttribute = [NSFontAttributeName: UIFont(name: "OpenSans-Italic", size: 12)!]


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the OpenSansSwift README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.