Type Method


Returns a font matching the given font descriptor.


+ (UIFont *)fontWithDescriptor:(UIFontDescriptor *)descriptor size:(CGFloat)pointSize;



The font descriptor to match.


The size in points to which the font is scaled. If greater than 0.0, it has precedence over UIFontDescriptorSizeAttribute in descriptor.

Return Value

A font object for the specified descriptor and size.


In most cases, you can simply use fontWithName:size: to create standard scaled fonts.

See Also

Creating Fonts

+ preferredFontForTextStyle:

Returns an instance of the system font for the specified text style and scaled appropriately for the user's selected content size category.

+ preferredFontForTextStyle:compatibleWithTraitCollection:

Returns an instance of the system font for the appropriate text style and traits.

Scaling Fonts Automatically

Scale text in your interface automatically by using Dynamic Type.

Creating Self-Sizing Table View Cells

Create table view cells that support Dynamic Type and use system spacing constraints to adjust the spacing surrounding text labels.

+ fontWithName:size:

Creates and returns a font object for the specified font name and size.

- fontWithSize:

Returns a font object that is the same as the receiver but which has the specified size instead.