subclass of UILabel to use Core Text
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Core Text Label

An iOS library that lets you get started rendering basic Core Text in your apps. It's essentially a subclass of UILabel that allows you to set kerning, line height, & multiple fonts.

A few words

Make sure to add the Core Text framework before adding the class to your project. Currently supporting iOS 6.0+.

As easy as pie

	NMCustomLabel *label = [[NMCustomLabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 100, 100)];
	label.htmlString.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"Tacos are <span class='%@'>delicious</span>, <span class='ital_style'>seriously</span>", NMCustomLabelStyleBoldKey];
	[label.htmlString setDefaultStyle:[NMCustomLabelStyle styleWithFont:[UIFont fontWithName:@"HelveticaNeue" size:12] color:[UIColor colorWithWhite:153/255.0 alpha:1.0]]];
	[label.htmlString setStyle:[NMCustomLabelStyle styleWithFont:[UIFont fontWithName:@"HelveticaNeue-Bold" size:13] color:[UIColor colorWithWhite:53/255.0 alpha:1.0]] forKey:@"bold_style"];
	[label.htmlString setStyle:[NMCustomLabelStyle styleWithFont:[UIFont fontWithName:@"HelveticaNeue-LightItalic" size:12] color:[UIColor colorWithWhite:153/255.0 alpha:1.0]] forKey:@"ital_style"];
	label.htmlString.kern = -0.5;
	label.htmlString.lineHeight = 12;
	[self.view addSubview:label];

About Digg

This library was originally written by @rhaining at Digg, a small team based out of betaworks in New York City. Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now.

About this project

This library was introduced as a part Rob's talk at the Brooklyn iOS Dev Meetup. See slides & more at

If you're using this class, I'd love to hear about it!

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