I have a big problem. We are using system fonts (not
embedded) for our web application. The menus are all in Japanese.
There are also buttons that open a new browser window in order to
display images (like .tiff), open HTML help docs, etc. The problem
is, when a new browser window is opened, the characters on the
original screen in the Flex application change size (until rolled
over for buttons, etc that reformat on such events) or become
squares indicating that there is no glyph information for that
character (especially the double-byte circle character ○).
The exact result depends upon the browser and the OS used.
Especially bad are MS Explorer and Win 2000. Firefox seems the most
robust on XP. However, the intranet we are designing for is only
Win 2000 MSE.
Using embedded fonts takes care of the problem. However, the
file size is an issue as well as the fact that bold and italic are
barely distinguishable from normal when rendered as an embedded
If anyone has ANY idea what is causing this or where the
problem lies, please let me know.