2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2010 12:04 PM by Colin Holgate

    TLF and Classic text

    llor100 Level 1

      What is the difference between them and under what conditions is it better to use TLF text? Thanks

        • 1. Re: TLF and Classic text
          Colin Holgate MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          TLF can show right to left and top to bottom text. It can also link to other TLF fields, so that the same text can flow between them, even if the user is typing in more text. There are many more advanced features you can read about in the help.


          The TLF component isn't small though (it's about 130k), so if you just need a standard textfield feature, use Classic text.

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          • 2. Re: TLF and Classic text
            kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            from adobe, with tlf:



            • Bidirectional text, vertical text and over 30 writing  systems including Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Lao,  the major writing systems of India, and others
            • Selection, editing and flowing text across multiple  columns and linked containers, and around inline images
            • Vertical      text, Tate-Chu-Yoko (horizontal within  vertical text) and justifier for      East Asian typography
            • Rich      typographical controls, including kerning,  ligatures, typographic case,      digit case, digit width and  discretionary hyphens
            • Cut,      copy, paste, undo and standard keyboard and  mouse gestures for editing
            • Rich      developer APIs to manipulate text content,  layout, markup and create      custom text components."



            it's better to use tlf text if you need any of its features.

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