Flash CS5 Dynamic Text Formatting – Part 5

Embedding Font Class in a Flash CS5 Component Class

I created a document class for a fla file which has

  • font embedded
  • traces the font info when the class is instantiated
  • creates a text field to display embedded font

Here is the document class EmbedFontTest.as which is in the same directory as the Font Classes which it references(ArialEmbedder and MsRefEmbedder):

package {
	
	import flash.display.Sprite;
	import flash.text.TextField;
	import flash.text.TextFieldAutoSize;
	import flash.text.Font;
	
	import flash.text.TextFormat;
	import flash.text.AntiAliasType;
	
	public class EmbedFontTest extends Sprite {
		//page 740 Essential Actionscript 3.0
		//Force _ArialEmbedder and its fonts to be compiled into the swf
		ArialEmbedder;
		//MsRefEmbedder;
		
		private var _text_fmt:TextFormat;
		private var _text_txt:TextField;
		
		public function EmbedFontTest() {
			// constructor code
			super();
			var fonts:Array = Font.enumerateFonts();
			fonts.sortOn("fontName", Array.CASEINSENSITIVE);
			for (var i:int = 0; i< fonts.length; i++)
			{
				trace(fonts[i].fontName + "," + fonts[i].fontStyle + "," + fonts[i].fontType);
			}
			this.initEmbedFontTest();
		}
		
		 private function initEmbedFontTest():void
		{
			this._text_fmt = new TextFormat();
			//this._text_fmt.font = MsRefEmbedder.FONT_NAME;
			this._text_fmt.font = ArialEmbedder.FONT_NAME;
			this._text_fmt.size = 40;
			this._text_fmt.bold = true;
			this._text_fmt.italic = true;
			
			
			this._text_txt = new TextField();
			this._text_txt.embedFonts = true;
			this._text_txt.autoSize = TextFieldAutoSize.LEFT;
			this._text_txt.defaultTextFormat = this._text_fmt;
			this._text_txt.text = "Test Text Format µ ≥";
			
			this.addChild(this._text_txt);
		}

	}
	
}

Using the code above I was able to eliminate the font conflict I was running into when incorporating Flash CS5 swc component within a flex based project.

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One Response to Flash CS5 Dynamic Text Formatting – Part 5

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