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    using device fonts

    I want to use device fonts for a flash based nav-menu. I want to use Verdana, seeing as just about everybody must have this font. Right?
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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimin
    Yes.
    grazie.

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    With flash it doesn't matter whether the end viewer has the font or not. You can use any font you like and the relevant characters from the font will be stored as part of the final movie... so anyone viewing the movie will see it exactly as you see it at design time.

    good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kish
    With flash it doesn't matter whether the end viewer has the font or not. You can use any font you like and the relevant characters from the font will be stored as part of the final movie... so anyone viewing the movie will see it exactly as you see it at design time.

    good luck!
    With MX, this is not necessarily true. If you are not using device fonts, you must embed the fonts in order to ensure everyone can see them.
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    How is that done in flash mx? Is it also true of older flash versions?
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    Either use a shared library font, or select your text field, and there is a button for embedding fonts on the property panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kish
    With flash it doesn't matter whether the end viewer has the font or not. You can use any font you like and the relevant characters from the font will be stored as part of the final movie... so anyone viewing the movie will see it exactly as you see it at design time.

    good luck!
    I use F5. If you use device fonts it certainly does matter if the user also has the font you are designing with installed on their machine. That's what device fonts are all about! By not embedding the font outlines in your movie, the file size is decreased and the text tends to look sharper.
    But if your viewer doesn't have the font you were designing with, they will see a different font which may not sit right.


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