How to use embed font in your ActionScript Flash application

Published by Igor Khrupin on

To use embed font in your Flash application you need to do next:

1. Declare font and show TTF font location

[Embed(source="../../../../../../assets/fonts/MyFont.ttf", fontFamily="MyFont",fontWeight="normal", mimeType="application/x-font-truetype", embedAsCFF="false")]
private var MyFont:Class;

take care about embedAsCFF=”false”. This is important part of code.

2. Create TextFormat object and use embed font it in.

var textFormat:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
textFormat.font = "MyFont"; // Here is font attached
textFormat.italic = false;
textFormat.color = 0x000000;
textFormat.size = 12;
textFormat.bold = false;

3. Create TextField object and start using TextFormat object BEFORE setting any text for TextField

var textField:TextField = new TextField();
textField.embedFonts = true;
textField.defaultTextFormat = textFormat;
textField.selectable = false;
textField.autoSize = TextFieldAutoSize.LEFT;
textField.text = "Here is text with embed font"

That’s all!

Please tell me if you know better solution, thanks.

1 Comment

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