6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2009 7:10 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Import font as member under Mac

    Level 7
      Hi

      I want to import some specific font into cast and use it for the case the
      font is not installed on users computer
      It works without problems under PC, but when I try to do it under MAC - I
      can not do it
      The reason - when I select "Insert -> Media element -> Font ...", "Font Cast
      member Properties" dialog opens, but the List of fonts in field "Original
      Font:" does not contain the font, that I want to import into my cast (in my
      case Segoe Print)
      The font is installed on the system (for example when I select some
      textmember, i can set its font using "Text Inspector"-dialog - my font is
      present there)

      What is the reason of this problem - is there any requirements to fonts that
      can be imported into casts?

      Any help will be appreciated
      Thanx in advance

      game_dev


        • 1. Re: Import font as member under Mac
          Level 7
          Importing fonts on Mac is troublesome. If you can do it on the PC, then
          save the dir file, then move that dir file to the Mac, it will work.
          But often, the same fonts that will embed on PC will not embed on Mac.
          • 2. Re: Import font as member under Mac
            Level 7
            The problem is - I need specific german symbols in that font (ä,ö,ü,ß).
            And when font is imported under Windows - the german text is showed correct,
            but when I move the same file to the mac- the Umlaut symbols are showed
            wrong - as rectangles

            It looks like symbols, that present desired letters under Mac have other
            codes
            Therefore I wanted to import the font on Mac - but without success


            "Mike Blaustein" <mblaustein@gmail.com> wrote in message
            news:gkfopg$mvt$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Importing fonts on Mac is troublesome. If you can do it on the PC, then
            > save the dir file, then move that dir file to the Mac, it will work. But
            > often, the same fonts that will embed on PC will not embed on Mac.


            • 3. Re: Import font as member under Mac
              fazstp Level 2
              I don't have that font but these are the ascii values for those chars on my Mac;

              numToChar( 138 ): "ä"
              numToChar( 154 ): "ö"
              numToChar( 159 ): "ü"
              numToChar( 167 ): "ß"

              Pretty much every font I tried contained those chars.

              • 4. Re: Import font as member under Mac
                Level 7
                The font, installed on mac does have umlaut characters and they are correct
                shown
                but I need this font embedded
                when I do ambed it on PC, umlauts are shown wrong on mac - that's my problem

                and I can not embed it on MAC - it does not appear in list of fonts that
                can be embedded

                "fazstp" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:gkg9p4$geq$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >I don't have that font but these are the ascii values for those chars on my
                >Mac;
                >
                > numToChar( 138 ): "?"
                > numToChar( 154 ): "?"
                > numToChar( 159 ): "?"
                > numToChar( 167 ): "?"
                >
                > Pretty much every font I tried contained those chars.
                >
                >
                >


                • 5. Re: Import font as member under Mac
                  James Newton, ACP Level 3
                  What version of Director are you using?
                  • 6. Re: Import font as member under Mac
                    Level 7
                    Macromedia Director 10.1

                    "openspark" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:gki8c6$7mh$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > What version of Director are you using?