Can anyone asnwer the following regarding embedded fonts in a Flex 4 application (component):
1. Is the font file the same for Macintosh and Windows-based machines?
2. Do embedded fonts look as good as system fonts?
I'm not sure I understand #1. Data from the font file specified is copied
into the SWF and used by the player to render fonts on all platforms. The
OS is not handed the file to do the font rendering.
Embedded fonts are the only way to guarantee consistency between platforms
and machines. If someone doesn't have the font you want to use, on most
OS's you will get some approximation of the font. Embedded font display
quality is not controlled by font-smoothing options on the user's machine.
You should see what a non-embedded font looks like when rotated on XP with