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Old 01-09-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
teambonzai123
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Question problem! embed font TextArea in flash 2004

hi. i'm using scrollable TextArea components in a flash mx 2004 fla. they are pulling in text from xml and are formatted to use css.

my problem is that i can't get the font to be embedded. i'm using the "syntax" font. the actionscript to set the font and component styles reads:

ActionScript Code:
_global.setStyle("embedFonts", true); _global.setStyle("fontFamily", "Syntax") _global.style.setStyle("themeColor",0xF0B3B3); _global.style.setStyle("borderColor",0xFFFFFF); _global.style.setStyle("highlightColor",0xFFFFFF); _global.style.setStyle("shadowColor",0xFFFFFF); _global.style.setStyle("borderCapColor",0xFFFFFF); _global.style.setStyle("shadowCapColor",0xFFFFFF);

please can someone help...i'm going crazy. i tried a couple variations of the code above and included the font in the library; but i still can't get this to work. posting a simple fla with a working example of a font embed script would be of tremendous help. i can also link to my fla file if anyone would like to check it out. thanks!!!
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Old 01-10-2004, 04:42 AM   #2
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I know this is probably a stupid question but have you just tried addressing the textArea component by name instead of calling a _global.setstyle ? i.e. myTextArea.setStyle("embedFonts", true); Just to see if that too is working / not working.

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Old 08-23-2004, 03:56 PM   #3
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Here's my work around . . . .

keep this part:
global.style.setStyle("themeColor",0xF0B3B3);
_global.style.setStyle("borderColor",0xFFFFFF);
_global.style.setStyle("highlightColor",0xFFFFFF);
_global.style.setStyle("shadowColor",0xFFFFFF);
_global.style.setStyle("borderCapColor",0xFFFFFF);
_global.style.setStyle("shadowCapColor",0xFFFFFF);

In other words, leave out specific font info.
Then, embed your font like you usually do (library, new font, etc.)
Finally, in your text area where you are loading your CSS formatted text,
select your embeded font as the defualt.
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