simple rich text display for iOS using html-like markups
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Rich text formatting based on HTML-like markups for iOS.

RTLabel works like UILabel, but supports html-like markups for rich text display. It is based on Core Text, so it supports some of the stuff that Core Text supports


  • bold and italic style
  • color and size
  • stroke
  • indenting
  • kerning
  • line spacing
  • clickable links


1) Drag RTLabel.h and RTLabel.m into your project. Import CoreText framework

#import "RTLabel.h"

2) Create RTLabel

NSString *sample_text = @"<b>bold</b>,<i>italic</i> and <u>underlined</u> text, and <font face='HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold' size=20 color='#CCFF00'>text with custom font and color</font>";

RTLabel *label = [[RTLabel alloc] initWithFrame:...];
[self addSubview:label];
[label setText:sample_text];

3) Supports the following tags

<bi>Bold & Italic</bi>
<u>underline</u>, <u color=red>underline with color</u>
<a href='http://..'>link</a>
<uu>double underline</uu> , <uu color='#ccff00'>double underline with color</uu>
<font face='HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold' size=20 color='#CCFF00'>custom font</font>
<font face='HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold' size=20 color='#CCFF00' stroke=1>custom font with strokes</font>
<font face='HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold' size=20 color='#CCFF00' kern=35>custom font with kerning</font>
<p align=justify>alignment</p>
<p indent=20>indentation</p>

Minimum Requirements

  • ARC - this project uses ARC. If you are not using ARC in your project, add '-fobjc-arc' as a compiler flag for StyledPageControl.h and StyledPageControl.m
  • XCode 4.4 and newer (auto-synthesis required)