Using device fonts


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Using device fonts

One alternative to embedding fonts and keeping the file size of your applications low is something called device fonts. Device fonts use fonts that are already on the device that's viewing your application. So you don't have to embed the font. Now, the downside of this is that you have less power over the presentation of your application. But the upside is the font will display properly every time, so you will never have a case where the font doesn't display at all. So that's a good thing. Let's select the text on the Stage and take a look at how we can use device fonts in Flash.

Device fonts are actually in the Character section in the Anti-alias dropdown. So if click that dropdown menu, I can choose Use device fonts. Now, if I use device fonts, the best thing to do to preserve the design from my application, whether it's viewed on any other machine, is to use the special fonts that are at the very top of the Character menu. So I am going to click the Character dr...

Using device fonts
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Using device fonts provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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Web
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