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Duplicating symbols with an embedded font creates copies of the symbol

Jul 31, 2013 7:14 AM

Tags: #font #crash #bug #duplicate #symbol #embedded

I've already reported this bug, posting here in case anyone has information.

 

Steps to reproduce bug:

1. Embed a font, call it Font1

2. Create a new symbol

3. In the symbol, create two text fields that use Font1

4. Duplicate the symbol

Results: You'll note that a copy of the font has been created in the library

Expected results: The symbol should be duplicated, but their shouldn't be a copy of the font created.

 

In specific situations, this can cause the software to crash. I can provide a detailed example of required.

 

Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas/feedback?

 

Thanks

 
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    Jul 31, 2013 7:47 AM   in reply to z_screenname

    What version of Flash? You should also link to the bug submission here so others can vote it up if needed.

     

    I can verify that behavior in CS6 and CS5.5.

     

    I feel it's a bug as well. No other assets are typically duplicated but because this stretches so far back I do wonder if there's some internal reasoning, such as despite the Font being duplicated in the library the SWF file size is unaffected no matter how many times you duplicate it. Flash is realizing all those fonts are the same and isn't actually duplicating them on compile, just making new names. It does clutter the library though.

     
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    Jul 31, 2013 7:47 AM   in reply to z_screenname

    i don't see that problem on win 7 with flash cc.

     
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    Jul 31, 2013 8:23 AM   in reply to z_screenname

    You'll find your bug reports here:

    https://bugbase.adobe.com/

     
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:16 PM   in reply to z_screenname

    Ah I see the wish form is used to report Flash bugs, I don't see any of my own in there except AIR/Flex/etc.

     

    Good catch on the bug!

     
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    Oct 28, 2013 12:36 AM   in reply to z_screenname

    Hi z_screenname ,

     

    Thanks for reporting this! This was actually a cause of crashes in some more common scenarios as well.

    This has been Fixed now and font items would no longer get duplicated on trying to duplicate a symbol. Fix will be available with the forthcoming update.

     

    Thanks,

    Nipun

     
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    Dec 3, 2013 4:24 AM   in reply to z_screenname

    The new update(Flash Pro CC release - November 2013) is now available to you. This Flash CC update will update your flash version to 13.1.0.217. can you check this using this latest update

     

    You can update from the Adobe Creative Cloud application or from Flash Pro CC Help -> Updates menu.

     

    You will more information about the update at: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash/using/whats-new.html

     

    Thanks,

    Sujai

    Adobe Flash Professional Team

     
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