NSAttributedString HTML Additions
This project aims to duplicate the methods present on Mac OSX which allow creation of
NSAttributedString from HTML code on iOS.
This is useful for drawing simple rich text like any HTML document without having to use a
Please read the Q&A.
Your help is much appreciated. Please send pull requests for useful additions you make or ask me what work is required.
If you find brief test cases where the created
NSAttributedString differs from the version on OSX please send them to us!
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CoreText has a problem prior to iOS 5 where it takes around a second on device to initialize its internal font lookup table. You have two workarounds available:
- trigger the loading on a background thread like shown in http://www.cocoanetics.com/2011/04/coretext-loading-performance/
- if you only use certain fonts then add the variants to the DTCoreTextFontOverrides.plist, this speeds up the finding of a specific font face from the font family
Some combinations of fonts and unusual list types cause an extra space to appear. e.g. 20 px Courier + Circle