How do I add SF UI Display + Text fonts to prototype for IOS9? (San Francisco Mac System Font)


(Keith) #1

I am prototyping an IOS 9 UI with Hype. How do I use/add Apple’s new SF UI font? (I have downloaded/use the font on my Mac).

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Using the San Francisco Font and its various font-weights in Hype

BTW Here’s our documentation on adding fonts.

Here’s a nice article that covers how to use the font:

(Note: for a more updated guide (Feb 2018) to generating custom fonts with Font Squirrel, see this post.)

So I downloaded the fonts from here:

I then ran one of them through ‘Font Squirrel’ and generated a font package: (131.6 KB)

I then took a look at stylesheet.css that Font Squirrel created, and copied everything from it. I modified it slightly:

I added this:

@font-face {
    font-family: 'sfns_displayregular';
    src: url('${resourcesFolderName}/system_san_francisco_display_regular-webfont.eot');
    src: url('${resourcesFolderName}/system_san_francisco_display_regular-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
         url('${resourcesFolderName}/system_san_francisco_display_regular-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
         url('${resourcesFolderName}/system_san_francisco_display_regular-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
         url('${resourcesFolderName}/system_san_francisco_display_regular-webfont.svg#sfns_displayregular') format('svg');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;


I use the ${resourcesFolderName} variable to ensure that the font files are loaded from the resource folder of my Hype document. And I made sure that sfns_displayregular was the Font-family used when selecting that font.

Here’s the example file:

SF Font (136.4 KB)

When El Capitan comes out and you want to use this font testing locally, you can use font-family: -apple-system;, but if you want others to see it, you’ll need to use the method above.

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(Keith) #3

Wow! Thank-you so much!