Apple Makes The San Francisco TypeFace Available To Its Developers
Apple has introduced a new system font for its platform, called ‘San Francisco.’ The firm has provided the font to developers of its next-generation apps for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2.
Apple has designed the San Francisco typeface for maximum clarity and readability in texts. The typeface made its debut on Apple Watch. Now, it will reportedly be used on all three Apple platforms.
According to AppleInsider, the San Francisco facilitates typing on iOS Dynamic Type by dynamically adjusting letter spacing and height.
Alongside the San Francisco typeface, the Cupertino is giving its developers certain other tools as well. Developers can access TextKit API for choosing the most suitable font from Apple’s system font webpage.
In addition, Apple Font Tool Suit and Apple Advanced Typography (AAT) Font Feature Registry are also being presented.
The San Francisco font packages are available for downloading through the Developer Portal. But not everyone can use the typeface anywhere. Apple has specified certain terms and conditions for the use of the San Francisco. For your convenience, some of the terms and conditions are given below.
Subject to the terms of this License, you may use the Apple Font solely for designing or developing applications for Apple-branded products running on Apple’s iOS or OS X operating systems, as applicable. The foregoing right includes the right to show the Apple Font in screen shots, images or mock-ups of such applications for use on Apple-branded products running iOS or OS X only.
If you are in accordance with these terms and conditions, then this is the link to follow for downloading Apple’s new San Francisco font packages.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.