San francisco typeface

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Will0827, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Will0827 macrumors regular

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    I really like the typeface, haven't seen an Apple Watch yet in person so its the first time actually seeing it in the beta in both iOS9 and el capitan and although it is subtle it just looks really nice. Probably my favorite feature of both the updates.
     
  2. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't agree more. It's a very sophisticated font :)
     
  3. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I like it a lot. I wasn't sure how I'd like it, but now I can't get enough of it lol
     
  5. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    Has it been applied systemwide in iOS 9 beta 1?

    It's very obvious on keyboard but elsewhere? Everything feels the same.
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yes, seems to be everywhere. I notice it the most in the Twitter app
     
  7. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Can you post a few screenshots of that please?
     
  8. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    It's very interesting indeed. I think it makes smaller size type a lot easier to read. It's taking a little getting used to, especially in apps like Tweetbot that use the system font throughout the app. But I think it's pretty great overall.
     
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    First one is iOS 9
    Second one is iOS 8 which I found on Google
     

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  11. EthanLMT macrumors regular

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    Why can't everything just be [FONT='Comic Sans"] Comic Sans [/FONT]

    I kid, I kid.
     
  12. LordQ Suspended

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    I'm loving it but I can't help to notice some inconsistencies here and there, for example here you have the scores with SF but the weather (and the calendar date and the lockscreen clock) still use Helvetica Neue.
     

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  13. R Kenny macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere - will text editing be improved? For example will we be able to more easily move the cursor? I find the current long hold method very hit and miss.
    Thanks.
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yep, there's a two-finger gesture which you use on the keyboard itself to move the cursor and select text
     
  15. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I hate this font. It look like font from a fake iPhone running on Android. :(
     
  16. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    The lockscreen clock isn't in Helvetica for me, everything is in San Francisco. Are you sure you still have Helvetica?
     
  17. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Mine is, although it's not easy to tell the difference. The "1" is easy to tell that it's in San Francisco.
     
  18. LordQ Suspended

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    Oh, sorry, this statement was from what I've seen, I don't have the beta.
     
  19. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Yep, you have to look closely.
     
  20. bobbydaz macrumors regular

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    the new font is horrible, really ugly. It's no improvement over Helvetica so no idea why they changed it. I work with typefaces everyday and this is the type of font I would avoid. Terrible choice.
     
  21. April Knight Suspended

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    Honestly, from the screenshots of people running it on OS X and iOS before the "official" versions were put out, I thought it was awful. After using it myself in El Capitan and iOS 9, I have to say that I quite like it. If you haven't tried it yet on your own devices / Macs, I would hold your judgment until you do.
     

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