Typography has always been an issue close to Apple’s heart. In this talk, a brief overview of typographic concepts and available text technologies on OS X and iOS will be given, with a more in-depth look at Core Text. Besides fundamentals of programming a C-based Apple-API and the principles of the framework (including an important CTFramesetter workaround), an example of a high-level wrapper architecture for easier typesetting will be examined. Finally, new light-weight alternatives to Core Text, which are introduced in iOS 6, will be presented.
Born & raised in former East Germany. Thinking Christian. Independent iOS & Mac software developer. Graphic designer. Piano player. bio from Twitter
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