9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2012 7:08 AM by Tom Gewecke
creekhouse Level 1 Level 1

I just started to work with iBooks author when it told me not to use fonts that are not competible with the Ipad. Is there an app or setting that shows witch fonts are compatible with my iPad. Or is there anyone out there apple to develop something like that? It would also be usefull in iWorks Mac vs iPad/iPhone!

 

Second; How can I ask apple if this is something there willing to do?

 

Thanks


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • HaraldM Level 1 Level 1

    You're already using the App. Have a look at the font menu. These are the iPad compatible Fonts?

  • Fabe Level 3 Level 3

    Here are 57 iPad compatible fonts:

     

    Academy Engraved LET

    American Typewriter

    Apple Color Emoji

    AppleGothic

    Arial

    Arial Hebrew

    Arial Rounded MT Bold

    Bangla Sangam MN

    Baskerville

    Bodoni 72

    Bodoni 72 Oldstyle

    Bodoni 72 Smallcaps

    Bodoni Ornaments

    Bradley Hand

    Chalkboard SE

    Chalkduster

    Cochin

    Copperplate

    Courier

    Courier New

    Devanagari Sangam MN

    Didot

    Euphemia UCAS

    Futura

    Geeza Pro

    Georgia

    Gill Sans

    Gujarati Sangam MN

    Gurmukhi MN

    Heiti SC

    Heiti TC

    Helvetica

    Helvetica Neue

    Hiragino Kaku Gothic ProN

    Hiragino Mincho ProN

    Hoefler Text

    Kailasa

    Kannada Sangam MN

    Malayalam Sangam MN

    Marion

    Marker Felt

    Noteworthy

    Optima

    Oriya Sangam MN

    Palatino

    Papyrus

    Party LET

    Sinhala Sangam MN

    Snell Roundhand

    Tamil Sangam MN

    Telugu Sangam MN

    Thonburi

    Times New Roman

    Trebuchet MS

    Verdana

    Zapf Dingbats

    Zapfino

     

    - Fabe

  • adamk011 Level 1 Level 1

    Further to Fabe's post, check out http://iosfonts.com/ for a list of compatible types (bold, italic, etc)

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    HaraldM wrote:

     

    You're already using the App. Have a look at the font menu. These are the iPad compatible Fonts?

     

    No.  The font menu will show all the fonts on your machine, NOT the fonts which are on some other device.

  • HaraldM Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry Tom,

    Only the iPad-compatible subset of fonts is shown in iBooks Author

  • Fabe Level 3 Level 3

    Let's not cause a fracas. Selecting "All Fonts" in the Font window will show just that, all the fonts on your system. I created a subset in my font folder called "iPad Approved" and added the 57 fonts listed below. - Fabe

     

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  • HaraldM Level 1 Level 1

    Hi,

    From iBooks Author Help

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5072

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    There are two ways you can change the fonts in your book with iBooks Author:

     

    The Format bar appears below the toolbar in iBooks Author. If you do not see it, choose Show Format Bar from the View menu.

    The Fonts window is also available from the Format menu. Choose Format > Font > Show Fonts.

     

    For best results with iPad, use the Format bar to select fonts; the Format bar's font list includes only fonts that are available on the iPad, so the book should look the same in iBooks Author and in iBooks on the iPad. If you use the Fonts window to select your fonts, all fonts available on your computer will be listed. Selecting a font that is unavailable on the iPad may have inconsistent results when you view the book in iBooks.

     

    Additional Information

    For a complete list of fonts available on the iPad, see iOS 5: Font list.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4980

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    HaraldM wrote:

     

    Sorry Tom,

    Only the iPad-compatible subset of fonts is shown in iBooks Author

     

    If you look at Format > Show Fonts all fonts on  your system are shown, and they can all be used of course.

     

    The font window at the top of iBooks Author does seem to show the iPad subset plus whatever else you may have used at the top.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    HaraldM wrote:

     

    the Format bar's font list includes only fonts that are available on the iPad

     

    Thanks for that reference, I guess I always use the Format Menu and did not notice this difference.