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05-29-2001, 11:58 AM

Im having some problems getting some Helvetica fonts to work properly in
flash 4. The fonts are properly installed in the system folder as they work
perfectly well in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, but when i go to use
Helvetica Condensed in flash 4, the font comes out all bitmap like [ very
blocky etc ].
We have installed the fonts off a fonts disc, they didnt work then, then we
copied them across from a g3 mac with os 8.6 [where they work] to my g4 mac
which is os 9.1 and the same problem is happening.

I've been looking around in the macromedia help section and cant find
anything along these lines.

Please reply on this forum or mail me at :


Gekkard King
05-29-2001, 08:13 PM
I have experienced I variety of problems with different fonts on the Mac. It particularly does not like fonts that are small caps or condensed. Are the font's bitmapped in the flash program or in the player environment? My suggestion would be to use regular Helvetica (if it is working properly) and resize the text box to emulate a condensed look.

Would also make sure ATM is on and consider using Extensis Suitcase to manage your fonts if you are not already...

06-01-2001, 12:51 AM
Sounds like you are missing your screen font, which is used to display the font on the screen and the other is used to print the font.