Fonts for Apple Platforms

Get the details, frameworks, and tools you need to use system fonts for Apple platforms in your apps. These typefaces offer the control and flexibility to optimally display text at a variety of sizes, in many different languages, across multiple interfaces.

What’s New in Fonts

Watch the WWDC19 session on June 6 at 9:00 a.m. PDT to learn about the latest advancements in font technologies coming to iOS 13.

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Fonts

SF Pro

This sans-serif typeface is the system font for iOS, macOS, and tvOS, and includes a rounded variant. It provides a consistent, legible, and friendly typographic voice.

Download SF Pro

SF Compact

This sans-serif typeface is the system font for watchOS, and includes a rounded variant. It suits a wide range of content and is easily legible in a variety of contexts.

Download SF Compact

New York

This all-new, Apple-designed serif typeface is based on essential aspects of historical type styles and is designed to work on its own as well as alongside San Francisco.

Download New York

Human Interface Guidelines

Read the Human Interface Guidelines to learn how to use the these fonts in your app on Apple platforms.

Videos

Gain insight into typographic principles and how they apply to the San Francisco fonts, the result of a deep collaboration between design and engineering teams. This typeface defers to the content it displays to give text unmatched legibility, clarity, and consistency.

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Tools and Frameworks

Use the latest frameworks in Xcode to integrate dynamic text handling and typesetting capabilities into your app.

UIKit

UIKit provides custom text management and rendering on iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

Learn about using UIKit to display fonts

AppKit

AppKit provides font selection, text processing, and rendering for macOS.

Learn more about fonts for macOS

Core Text

This text engine and API for Apple platforms provides sophisticated text handling and typesetting capabilities for managing adaptive user interfaces.

Learn more about Core Text

SF Symbols

SF Symbols provides over 1,500 configurable symbols that integrate seamlessly with San Francisco.

Learn about SF Symbols

Apple Font Tool Suite

This suite of command-line tools includes an installer package, tutorial, user documentation, and reference.

Download tools

TrueType and AAT

Get specifications for the TrueType font format and the Apple Advanced Typography (AAT) Font Feature Registry for advanced font rendering.

Apple TrueType Reference Manual

AAT Font Feature Registry