So in case you haven’t noticed, with 5.0 we’re up to 58, count ’em, 58 built in font families on both iPhone and iPad. That site we mentioned last year is still up and running with pictures of all of them:
Another handy reference detailing the 4.3 -> 5.0 changes can be found here:
If you’re looking to stand out a bit from the crowd, you might want to check out these people (h/t iOS Dev Weekly):
… mobile fonts protect your brand and help set your app apart from the crowd. Optimized by hand for the iOS device screen, Mobile FontFonts enhance the user experience…
Not too sure what makes the iOS device screen overly different from any other, but hey whatever they’re doing there probably can’t hurt.
And for those of us who can’t really be bothered with paying for quality, might be worth a reminder that the sources of free fonts we mentioned way back when embedding custom fonts was, like, hard, are still all pretty much up and running; the big novelty since then is the Google Font API was released for those web folk, and to go with it a directory of open source fonts which has been chugging along nicely. As we’re sure you’ve heard, but just in case you have been under a rock the last year and a half, here’s some relevant links:
Another newish site worth checking out:
Any other particular font sources, free or paid (if they’re really awesome) that you fancy, Dear Readers?
Free embeddable fonts for iOS apps (GoogleFonts licensing notes)
lyokato / FBDigitalFont “digital fonts (not TTF or something, just CoreGraphics drawing)”
FontPrep: “takes your TTF and OTF font files and generates all of the respective font-formats for the web: WOFF, EOT, and SVG.”