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    Child Prodigy Fat_N_Furry's Avatar
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    What if the user doesn't have the fonts I use?

    What if the user doesn't have the fonts I use? Does it screw up the webpage? I was thinking of including them in a download, but they would have to know how to install them, and most people don't.


    Thanks for any help,
    Rick
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    You need to embed the font.... no need to give the users the font for them to download and install (nobody will do that).

    Static text embeds the font into your SWF file by default, that means that everyone will see it regardless of the way you embed it.

    As for INPUT or DYNAMIC text, you must manually embed the font. You can do so by pressing on the CHARACTER button.

    Good luck

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    Child Prodigy Fat_N_Furry's Avatar
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    Cool! Thanks! For static text, does using device fonts change anything?


    Thanks again,
    Rick
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    Device fonts are not good for what you need as it will use whatever fonts are available on the user's end.

    Some support info:

    http://www.macromedia.com/support/fl...flashfonts.htm

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    Thanks for the info and the quick reply, man! I'll read up and get back to you if I have any problems.

    Thanks again.
    Rick
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    One more thing...

    Now that I know the basics of how fonts and text boxes work, I guess I have one question left: how do you ensure that the font you use is what the user will see without forfeiting text clarity? (without letting flash anti-alias it) Embedding makes the text all fuzzy. I did not find any information on Macromedia's website on ways of doing this.


    Thankyou again.
    Rick
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      hobby = webDesign; waitYears(3);
      job = webDesign; this.love(job);

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    Senior Member FFF's Avatar
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    Use pixel fonts. They don't get fuzzy if you embed them.

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    Alright. Thanks. Now to go and register PixFont so I can get letters past N hehe


    Thanks again,
    Rick
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      hobby = webDesign; waitYears(3);
      job = webDesign; this.love(job);

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