Shared fonts and the new components...
Well, it's nice that I can use CSS to format the text in the new components, however that assumes that I want to use a font that everyone has on their system (since CSS draws from the clients fonts). However, I have been desperately searching for a way to embed the fonts that I want in the TextArea component.
Of course, I can do it fine by setting the component instance "embed" attribute to true, however this is not a feasible solution. The project that I am working on will load many SWF's with many more TextArea instances in them. Ideally I could use a shared font to get the font to download once. However I am lost on getting this one to work. Been trying for days now.
Embedding the font in each component instance makes my file size shoot up, and they are still not available in loaded SWF's. While there are problems with shared fonts, I think that I can get it to work with what I have planned. I have also come across some info about something called Font Manager, which is exactly what I need. However, the web site is poor at best, and does not have links to the download, demo, or purchase of this product (despite saying that it does). At $15 per commercial site, I can deal with that, and it appears to be my solution, if it were available.
Anyone have anything that might help me? Anyone with experience using Font Manager? Am I the only stupid one that can't find the demo of this, or how to buy it?