Returns a font matching the given font descriptor.


init(descriptor: UIFontDescriptor, size pointSize: CGFloat)



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 init(name:size:) to create standard scaled fonts.

See Also

Creating Fonts

class func preferredFont(forTextStyle: UIFontTextStyle)

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

class func preferredFont(forTextStyle: UIFontTextStyle, compatibleWith: UITraitCollection?)

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

Getting a Scaled Font

Scale text in your interface automatically by creating fonts that support 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.

init?(name: String, size: CGFloat)

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

func withSize(CGFloat)

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