Custom Fonts!

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Paul S.

05 Nov, 2016 01:20 PM


I love what you've done with Bear so far and would like to suggest that you add the ability to use custom fonts to both the Mac and iOS versions. Ulysses in iOS, for example, can actually open a TTF file and use that font as the default for all notes. It makes the presentation much more beautiful in my opinion.

Keep up the good work!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Matteo Rattotti on 05 Nov, 2016 04:29 PM

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    Hi Paul,

    thanks for the suggestion, but at the moment that's not possible because Bear uses many fonts (titles, styles, code, etc...). The user would have to pick more than one custom font and it will probably become a mess.

    We're committed to keep adding new fonts, if you have some suggestion I'll be happy to note those down!


  2. 2 Posted by Mikel on 12 Mar, 2018 03:05 PM

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    If you guys add some new fonts, please consider 'Architect's Daughter' which is one of my favorites.

    You sure did a great job with Bear!

  3. 3 Posted by Greg on 25 Aug, 2018 04:20 PM

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    The IBM Plex family is great to write with (both the sans and serif) and I believe they are open source.

  4. 4 Posted by Yann on 20 Sep, 2018 08:33 AM

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    Not sure to understand what is the issue when you see that other editors (almost all of them) can use custom locally installed fonts... It's maybe more a matter of technical debt, but normally, if a user chooses a computer installed font, the editor must be smart enough to pick italic and bold when and where it's needed inside the edition section. And there is no need to apply the chosen font to all the interface, it's mainly a feature dedicated to the editing experience.

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