Since you're deploying to DPS, you might want to use bitmaps or svg for your custom fonts (assuming there is not that much text in your animation). This will save you a lot of headaches, mainly due to legal issues. If you include the fonts locally with the DPS app, you are basically re-distributing the fonts, and you won't be able to get a license to do that.
Adobe Edge Web Fonts might be an option, but I don't think they're fully integrated into Edge Animate yet: http://html.adobe.com/edge/webfonts.
Sarah posted a great article on fonts in Edge, though it is targetted at Edge deployed as html, not necessarily to DPS:
I'm not a DPS or web font expert, so maybe someone with more experience can jump in to help you out.
That's great Tim, just the right work around.
It's a pity I can't do it natively but the SVG's were nice and crisp and will work nicely as headers (the png files still had the white fringing around the edges)
I do like the idea of web fonts but unfortunately there are no fonts that are in style with the mag however I'll be trying them in other projects I hope.
Cool, glad it works for you! Note that if you save as png24 and enable transparency from Photoshop, you shouldn't get any white artifacts around the alpha edges (you definitely will get artifacts with png8 though).
As a sidenote, you can add webfonts natively in EA (http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/edge-animate/using/web-fonts.html), its just that the Edge Web Fonts/Service Tim mentions is a development that came after EA version 1.
Yes I saw that, thanks Tim.
I like the idea of it being vector but of course the SVG is converted into a png when you upload it to The Cloud, unless anyone knows a setting in DPS to do otherwise.
That will make things easier as I'm not really very code savvy at the moment!
Actually Tim, I dont think any font that you use in Indesign, that was paid for as a 'print' font is legal for apps.
I contacted monotype last year, and they didnt have a licence for it, I think things are changing, as I saw one Font foundry now offering licences for print web and apps. Personally I think this is getting rediculous, but there you go.
My current thinking though is this; if I buy a web font licence and use in in edge as in a HTML file, and import that into DPS then that should be fine, yes?
My biggest issue, is getting the font to work 'locally' within the DPS project.
I'm still working out how to add the font so its bundled, was hoping to inject the font with CSS styling using @font-face. (I'm creating multilanguage apps, so whilst text is minimal, it would be a lot of extra work to have the text as svg or png)
Any one been successful with this?