UILabel and fonts

i0S Swift Issue

Question or problem in the Swift programming language:

How can I can use the font: HelveticaNeue Regular in my labels? I can do it with IB, but programmatically that seems that it’s not possible.

Is HelveticaNeue-Medium the regular one or HelveticaNeue?

How to solve the problem:

Solution 1:

You can find all fonts here:

list of iPhone fonts

For Helvetica you would do:

In Objective-C:

UIFont *helvFont = [UIFont fontWithName:@"HelveticaNeue" size:14.0];

In Swift:

let helvFont = UIFont(name: "HelveticaNeue", size: 14.0)

So the regular one would indeed by HelveticaNeue

Solution 2:

Here’s a list of the fonts available on iOS:


If you want to use the system font, just use [UIFont systemFontOfSize:] or [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:]

Solution 3:

Swift 2.1:

var yourFont = UIFont(name: "", size: 30)

and to get a list of available fonts in your specific scenario:


Solution 4:

Try this it’s work for me,


myLabel.font = [UIFont fontWithName:@"HelveticaNeue-Light" size:32.0f];


myLabel.font = UIFont(name: "HelveticaNeue-Light", size: 32.0)

On iOS Fonts you will find the full list of fonts and their names.

Solution 5:

self.uilabel.text = "UNIVERSITY"

let textAttributes = [NSAttributedString.Key.foregroundColor:UIColor.black,NSAttributedString.Key.font: UIFont(name: "HelveticaNeue", size: 18.0)!]
    navigationController?.navigationBar.titleTextAttributes = textAttributes

Hope this helps!