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Typography

Font Support when publishing to Multiple devices

When publishing to specific devices like iOS you can use fonts that are pre installed on the device, see list below.

For different platforms the list of shipped fonts differs. When publishing to multiple platforms like iOS and Android we therefore recommend you use custom fonts that will keep the consistency of the design and layout.
For example: If I use Times on an iOS device this font will not render correctly on Android because this font is not present.

Typography for body text

For text to be native, you must ensure that the text is on a non background layer. The text will then be searchable and selectable.

The standard iPad fonts can be found in the section below.

InDesign Users Only - If you wish to use a non standard font, you must ensure you have the rights to distribute the font. If you do have the correct permissions. You can only use fonts which are open type or true type (OTF or TTF). True Type Collections are NOT supported (.TTC).

Adobe Single-line Composer must be used as the composer setting within the Justification settings.

Kerning must be set to zero: “0”.

Tracking must be set zero: “0” or values of 100.

Leading on a single line of text can cause undesirable effects. You should make sure the Leading value is not smaller than the Font Size.

Buttons text boxes can not be used as buttons.

Supported typography settings

Feature
Text align (left, centre, right)
Justification (justify with last line aligned left)
Columns
Colour
Size
Leading
All Caps
Subscript & superscript
Tracking (only in increments of 100)
Underline
Strike through
First line indent
Left Indent
Right Indent
***Paragraph Rule Below (Colour, offset, weight, type)
Forced line returns

*Please note: Rules have to be in measurements of a whole pixel, i.e. 1px. (0.25px & 0.5px etc... are not supported).

Non-supported typography settings

Feature
Word Spacing
Any justified text
Hyphenation (Special Characters)
Custom tab positions
Kerning
Align to baseline grid
Baseline Shift
Fill Tint
Right indent tab
Skew
Drop Caps

Standard iPad fonts

iOS Supported font families:

  • American Typewriter
  • AppleGothic
  • Arial
  • Baskerville
  • Bodoni 72
  • Bradley Hand
  • Chalkduster
  • Cochin
  • Copperplate
  • Courier
  • Courier New
  • Didot
  • Futura
  • Geeza Pro
  • Georgia
  • Gill Sans
  • Heiti J
  • Helvetica
  • Hoefler Text
  • Marker Felt
  • Optima
  • Palatino
  • Papyrus
  • Party LET
  • Snell Roundhand
  • Thonburi
  • Times New Roman
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Verdana
  • Zapf Dingbats
  • Zapfino

Android Fonts

  • Droid Sans
  • Roboto
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