5 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2009 7:59 AM by pwgrant

    Will embedded font sets impact load time?


      Example: a vendor returned a Chinese version of an SWF demo with a file size of 14,692kb. Some clients report load times up to 4 or 5 minutes and some time out.


      The vendor claims they have embedded only the characters needed for the copy in the demo, however when we ran the SWF files through a decompiler we found embedded Chinese character sets with up to 21,000 glyphs (the entire Chinese alphabet, + characters in other alphabets like Arabic).


      My question, would a 14.5 MB SWF file, with 2 sets of embedded Chinese fonts, each with glyph counts of 21,000+ (for a total glyph count of over 43,000), take several minutes to load from the web?


      Thanks for your help.