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    Why on earth do u need special fonts...?

    Why do u need special fonts ?
    I think its cause others can look choppy but not sure...
    And how do u go about making a new font?

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    Font's are unique
    Imagine a web without pictures and only a system font.

    Gets to be a pretty boring place
    The originality of a font just as in print media
    carries with it a symbolism. When a word or words
    are chosen wisely so should the text empathize with
    the words written. It stems from the history of print
    media. Font's can be art or they can be craft.

    Fonts come in several varieties. and can do more then
    set the mood for a piece.

    as for choppiness small text wreaks havoc with flash
    format (and bitmap images)Which is why pixel fonts
    were/are developed to maintain clarity of text and
    still hopefully infuse personality in a body of text.

    Fonts are art as well and icons to represent objects
    more directly then words can. Such is the case with
    dingbats/webdings. A dingbat of a train represents
    a train in all languages. It needs no translation.

    Frets

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    Originally posted by Frets
    Font's are unique
    Imagine a web without pictures and only a system font.

    Gets to be a pretty boring place
    The originality of a font just as in print media
    carries with it a symbolism. When a word or words
    are chosen wisely so should the text empathize with
    the words written. It stems from the history of print
    media. Font's can be art or they can be craft.

    Fonts come in several varieties. and can do more then
    set the mood for a piece.

    as for choppiness small text wreaks havoc with flash
    format (and bitmap images)Which is why pixel fonts
    were/are developed to maintain clarity of text and
    still hopefully infuse personality in a body of text.

    Fonts are art as well and icons to represent objects
    more directly then words can. Such is the case with
    dingbats/webdings. A dingbat of a train represents
    a train in all languages. It needs no translation.

    Frets
    you had so much fun writing this...



    don't deny it

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    Flashkit historian Frets's Avatar
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    I'd write 24/7 if I could.
    ,,,maybe not all about fonts.

    Here's a sample
    http://frets-files.com/html/

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    How do you make your own font?Is it really hard...?I'm just beginning flash(2months) and was wondering if i should even care about pixel fonts right now...

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    Perhaps you didn't see the sticky
    http://www.flashkit.com/board/showth...hreadid=465228

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