Stencils 1.0.0

Stencils 1.0.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Giovanni Lodi.

Stencils 1.0.0

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  • Giovanni Lodi

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Speedup your iOS app development using icon fonts!

Icon fonts are very popular in the web development world. And they are awesome. With Stencils you can now access the power and awesomeness of icon fonts in the development of your iOS app, and save a lot of emails with the designer to get the new asset with the shadow 0.5 point more to the left and 3.141592% less opaque.


Via CocoaPods.

pod 'Stencils'


pod 'Stencils', ~> 'x.x.x'

where x.x.x is the version number you want. Latest stable is


Three simple steps:

1. Add your icon font file to the project

Just add the .ttf to the project. No Info.plist update needed! And you can even add multiple icon fonts.

2. Define your icons

Stencils needs to know how to read the font file. Create a configuration file, by default Stencils will look for Stencils.plist, in this fashion:

font-icons  Array
    Item 0  Dictionary
        font-name               String  The name of the font where the icon is located
        icon-name               String  The name to use to load the icon
        icon-code               String  The unicode caracter corresponding to the icon
                                        i.e: e001
        baseline-adjustement    Number  (Optional) A correction value to compensate eventual offset from the baseline
        scale-adjustement       Number  (Optional) A correction value to change the scale of the icon. Usually used with "baseline-adjustement"

Have a look at the example projects to see how a real configurations plist looks like.

3. Load icons using STIconsFactory and STIconView

#import <StencilsFactory.h>

STIconsFactory *factory = [[StencilsFactory alloc] init];
STIconView *arrow = [iconFactory iconViewForIconNamed:@'arrow-left' withSide:60.0f];

You can customize your icon like this:

arrow.background = [UIColor white];
arrow.color = [UIColor black];
// If no color is set the icon will use the tintColor of it's superview
arrow.shadowColor = [UIColor gray];
arrow.shadowOffset = CGSizeMake(1.0f, 1.0f);

Where to find icons fonts


  1. Fork the repo
  2. Checkout a new branch username/feature_name
  3. Open a Pull Request

Made with ♥ by @mokagio. Special thanks to @tancdev.