It says above "This SWF file can be used as the source of an embedded font in your applications." but for the life of me I can't find out how. I need to be able to select appropriate fonts and use them in flash.text.engine rendering of text
Like it say, use the fontswf utility app.
However, that doesn’t really help you with choosing from a large set of fonts at runtime. Many folks use runtime CSS for that. See doc on Style modules.
@Flex, thanks. I have tried, and succeeded in making swf containers for fonts in various ways including using the fontswf app but they never seem to be used after I have loaded them in the main application. I have asked a couple of questions here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12846752/embedded-font-flash-text-engine There doesn't seem to be any error message, the font just 'silently' isn't used. Do you think that it just isn't possible? The documentation I've been able to dig up all seems to indicate that it should be; including the sentence I quote above.