One of the people I follow online, Federico Viticci, is an iOS power user, although I would argue that phrase doesn’t really do him justice. He can make the iPad do things that many people can’t get Macs to do.
Recently he posted an article on a new font he is using in Ulysses and I wanted to give it a try. The article says:
Installing custsom fonts in Ulysses for iOS is easy: go to the GitHub page, download each one, and open them in Ulysses (with the share sheet) to install them.
Simple enough, but it wasn’t clicking for me. I kept thinking I had done something wrong. So I thought I’d write up the steps I used so I wouldn’t forget the next time I need to add a new font.
Downloading the Font
- Download the font to somewhere you can get it. I chose to save it to iCloud and use the
- Hit Select in the
Open in Ulysses
- The custom font is now installed and being used.
Checking the Font:
- Click the ‘A’ in the writing screen (this is the font selector) located in the upper right hand corner of Ulysses
- Notice that the Current font indicates it’s a custom font (in This case iA Writer Duospace:
Not that hard, but there’s no feedback telling you that you have been successful so I wasn’t sure if I had done it or not.