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    I just installed the Japanese font set (win2000) and have no problem using it in Word. I want to incorporate Japanese font into Flash but it doesn't seem to work....does it?

    (and i do not know Japanese)

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    As I understand it, Flash does support Japanese fonts, but will only use them if you are using the Japanese version of Flash running on a Japanese OS.

    Here is the tech note:
    http://www.macromedia.com/support/fl...byte_fonts.htm

    The Japanese language requires a double-byte (16-bit) character set. If the Flash Player runs on a system where Japanese is the active codepage, Flash uses the Shift-JIS character set by checking for Shift-JIS lead bytes and, when they are encountered, treating the lead byte and the following byte as a single Shift-JIS double-byte character.

    You might want to try copying passages of text from KeyCaps (Character Map in Windows) and see if that works.

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    hmmm

    interesting. well, I'm not planning on moving to a Japanese OS and acquiring Japanese Flash..looks like i might try Illustrator/Freehand and see if i can import the characters as vector artwork. thanks!

    Originally posted by CNO
    As I understand it, Flash does support Japanese fonts, but will only use them if you are using the Japanese version of Flash running on a Japanese OS.

    Here is the tech note:
    http://www.macromedia.com/support/fl...byte_fonts.htm

    The Japanese language requires a double-byte (16-bit) character set. If the Flash Player runs on a system where Japanese is the active codepage, Flash uses the Shift-JIS character set by checking for Shift-JIS lead bytes and, when they are encountered, treating the lead byte and the following byte as a single Shift-JIS double-byte character.

    You might want to try copying passages of text from KeyCaps (Character Map in Windows) and see if that works.

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    Hey,
    I'm on a Japanese OS and using Swish
    I can use Japanese font in Swish but not I have to select both a Japanese font and change the default text in the toolbar that's on a japanese OS.

    You could try using a program like Paint that might recognise the japanese character and save it as a picture.
    That's what I've done on my band's site that links with our Japanese site, that way, they browser don't recognise Japanese character and won't require a Japanese capable browser

    if you need some japanese words, maybe I can help
    david enemy
    http://www.everybodysenemy.com

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    Here's a site, Gray Graphics that has several truetype Japanese hirogana and katakana fonts. These work in FLASH as well as in word processing programs.

    http://www.orange.ne.jp/~den7/

    [swf width=468 height=60]http://pages.prodigy.net/rwarnold/swf/tnflasher_char.swf[/swf]

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    amazing!!

    thanks for the help!


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    thanks!

    hey, thanks... i just downloaded fonts that Naldoman recommended. here's my band if you're interested, we have some songs in Japanese...download "umi de no jisatsu" from

    http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/280/sportf_ck.html

    http://www.sportfck.com - official site

    we're going to be calling ourselves "Asobi Seksu" instead of "Sport****" from now on. . .

    peace!

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