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Cocoanetics /DTCoreText

Methods to allow using HTML code with CoreText

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This project aims to duplicate the methods present on Mac OSX which allow creation of

from HTML code on iOS.

The project covers two broad areas:

  1. Layouting - Interfacing with CoreText, generating attributed strings from HTML code
  2. User Interface - UI-related classes render these objects, specifically

This is useful for drawing simple rich text like any HTML document without having to use a web view. For text selection and highlighting (as you might need for an Editor or Reader) there is the commercial DTRichTextEditor component which can be purchased in the Cocoanetics Parts Store.


Documentation can be browsed online or installed in your Xcode Organizer via the Atom Feed URL.

A Q&A answers some frequently asked questions.

Changelog: GitHub Releases

There is also a Programming Guide with a set of solutions to common problems.

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It is open source and covered by a standard 2-clause BSD license. That means you have to mention Cocoanetics as the original author of this code and reproduce the LICENSE text inside your app.

You can purchase a Non-Attribution-License for 75 Euros for not having to include the LICENSE text.

We also accept sponsorship for specific enhancements which you might need. Please contact us via email for inquiries.

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