Apple Uses 'San Francisco' System Fonts For IOS, OS X And Watch OS 2

Posted: Jun 14 2015, 10:57am CDT | by , in News | Apple


Apple uses  'San Francisco' system fonts for iOS, OS X and watchOS 2

Apple has released 'San Francisco' system fonts to developers

Apple is currently planning to incorporate a new type font ‘San Francisco’ across all its three platforms this fall. ‘San Francisco’ font which originally debuted with the Apple Watch is specifically designed for enhanced readability and maximum clarity.

Following this week’s earlier announcement of all the new iOS 9, AppleInsider offered a first peek at what the new font will look like on iPhones and iPads when the new mobile operating system officially launches. It is worth noting that the new San Francisco font supports iOS Dynamic Type that allows dynamical adjustment of letter spacing and line height, depending on which font size you select. Furthermore, Apple’s system font webpage now offers developers access to TextKit API for font handling along with Apple Font Tool Suite, specifications for the TrueType Font Format and Apple Advanced Typography (AAT) Font Feature Registry.

Apple had previously made the Apple watch version of San Francisco available to developers along with Photoshop templates in order to facilitate the mocking up of app graphics. Apple’s new San Francisco font packages can be downloaded directly by developers through the Developer Portal.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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