I need to install a font in iPad2, and Safari must be able to use it. Is it possible?


I'm developing a iPad2 app using a web wrapper (PhoneGap) and a JS framework (Sencha Touch 2). I need to use custom fonts, for that I need to convert my TTF file (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator) and link the stylesheet.

  • The "solution" doesn't really install a font on the iPad, it just makes sure that the web app has access to it and displays it in Safari correctly. Good if it works for you.
    – nohillside
    Jul 10, 2012 at 13:37

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No, you cannot install fonts on any iOS device without jail breaking or by creating an app.

But Safari can itself display fonts placed on a server with appropriate html code in the page.

  • I solved it, posting in a sec.
    – Ricardo
    May 7, 2012 at 17:51

As I'm developing a web app, I've converted the TTF file here and linked the generated font file from my CSS stylesheet.

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    For the benefit of readers, why not explain in more detail what you did to get your font to display on Safari on your iPad. May 7, 2012 at 18:03

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