WPDFD Articles: Flash Pixel Font blurring

started by Slyone on Apr 1, 2004 — RSS Feed

Slyone Slyone
Posts: 4

Hello,

Just wanted to let you all know that Flash MX 2004 solves the blurring problem that occurs with pixel fonts in dynamic text boxes. There is a new 'Alias Text' button in the Properties Inspector (looks like a chunky 'A')...just click that and you've got sharp text in dynamic text fields.

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

Yes, but only if the font is installed on the machine. If you try to embed a pixel font for use on the web, Flash resizes it and it is no longer pixel accurate.

Slyone Slyone
Posts: 4

I believe that is true for MX only. MX 04 seems to have fixed this problem. I just tested my site remotely on a machine without the embedded fonts installed and they are beautiful and crisp in all my dynamic text boxes (multi-line and even used inside a scroller).

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