OpenType in Flash

bezaubernd's picture

Hi there,

has anybody got an idea how I can embed a font with OpenType Contextual Alternates in flash? Is there a possibility to implement OpenType in Flash or do I have to do it with Actionscript? And can I somehow use these Contextual Alternates in Flash?
I am trying to do something like this in flash:

http://www.underware.nl/site2/index.php?id1=liza&id2=test

Thanks a lot!

johnbutler's picture

I don't program Flash, so I can't give you exact detail, but I'm reminded of this post from 2008 by Thomas Phinney:

http://blogs.adobe.com/typblography/2008/12/tlf_rasterization.html#more

which in turn points to things which in turn point to this:

http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/tlf/Text+Layout+Framework

Miguel Sousa's picture

The current version of TLF does not support Contextual Alternates.

The OpenType functionality currently supported can be leveraged using the classes in the flash.text.engine package.

If you haven't done so yet, try the Text Layout Demo App. The TLF team has recently made available its source code on their blog.

The Text Layout Framework forum is available for specific questions.

bezaubernd's picture

Thanks a lot for the quick responses.

Is it working on cs3? And does anybody know a tutorial or something to get started? Seems pretty complicated to me...

Miguel Sousa's picture

> Is it working on cs3?

Flash CS3? No, but Contextual Alternates are available in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop CS3.

> And does anybody know a tutorial or something to get started?

There's an introduction to TLF in Flex at the Adobe Developer Connection site and the Flex Examples site has a ton of code snippets. Hope this helps.

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