So, I've managed to successfully embed a couple of fonts into
my AS3 file; one is a vector font (ITC Avant Garde Gothic), and the
other is a pixel font (supernatural). Now, here's where the
First, my Avant Garde font renders VERY poorly. On my
TextField, I've tried both anti-aliasing strategies provided by
flash.text.AntiAliasType, and both look aweful; I get the same
blurry, jagged edges! As well, I can't seem to figure out how to
use the "extra light" font in the ITC Avant Garde Gothic family.
The compiler complains when I try to specify the extra light font
in my embed directive. It seems to only want the "regular" font.
Second, my pixel font is supposed to be rendered at 10
pixels, so I'm rendering the font at 10 pixels. It looks great!
Well, other than the fact that the SWF seems to only recognize
characters [a-n], everything thing else is excluded, so "Harper"
displays as "Hae". I've tried other pixel fonts with the same
result. Vector fonts work, but look aweful at 10 pixels--with all
of that heavy anti-aliasing that's going on in there.
Please! Help me! I'm begging! This is worse than having to
wait for next week's episode of Lost!