Type Method

monospacedSystemFont(ofSize:weight:)

Returns a monospace version of the system font with the specified size and weight.

Declaration

class func monospacedSystemFont(ofSize fontSize: CGFloat, weight: NSFont.Weight) -> NSFont

Parameters

fontSize

The desired font size specified in points. If you specify 0.0 or a negative number for this parameter, the method returns the system font at the default size.

weight

The desired weight of font lines, specified as one of the constants in NSFont.Weight.

Return Value

A font object containing a monospace version of the system font at the specified size and weight.

Discussion

Use the returned font for interface items that require monospaced glyphs. The returned font includes monospaced glyphs for the Latin characters and the symbols commonly found in source code. Glyphs for other symbols are usually wider or narrower than the monospaced characters. To ensure the font uses fixed spacing for all characters, apply the fixedAdvance attribute to the any strings you render.

See Also

Creating System Fonts

class func systemFont(ofSize: CGFloat) -> NSFont

Returns the standard system font with the specified size.

class func systemFont(ofSize: CGFloat, weight: NSFont.Weight) -> NSFont

Returns the standard system font with the specified size and weight.

class func boldSystemFont(ofSize: CGFloat) -> NSFont

Returns the standard system font in boldface type with the specified size.

class func monospacedDigitSystemFont(ofSize: CGFloat, weight: NSFont.Weight) -> NSFont

Returns a version of the standard system font that contains monospaced digit glyphs.

class var systemFontSize: CGFloat

Returns the size of the standard system font.

class var smallSystemFontSize: CGFloat

Returns the size of the standard small system font.

struct NSFont.Weight

System-defined font-weight values.