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Flash and Pixel Fonts
Avoid text antialiasing in Flash
kingkelly




msg:859310
 2:43 am on Mar 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

I love using Flash for just images.. It gives you so much controle over the drawing, and makes it damn simple. None of this CUT, SLICE crap goin on there... I never really got a good grip on drawing vector graphics with that little pen tool...

**** Suggestion for Flash MX (or perhaps MXX)
have an option i output to reduce the dang antialiasing... The text gets too dang fuzzy sometimes... Y'all know what i mean

 

teknoiz




msg:859311
 8:10 am on Mar 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

You can actually use the fonts with the underscore in front [eg _sans] shipped with the product which kills the antialiasing.

There are also several bitmap fonts available which are not so crappy when the fonts get smaller than 10 px.

It's a common problem with a common solution :)

mivox




msg:859312
 9:10 pm on Mar 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

kingkelly, if you do a quick web search on "pixel fonts" you should find a whole bunch that will help out. It seems to be quite the hot niche market in the font trade, since flash came out.

eeblet




msg:859313
 9:26 pm on Mar 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

here are some flash font urls....

<http://www.wpdfd.com/mini7.htm>

<http://www.miniml.com/>

<http://www.dsg4.com/04/extra/bitmap/>

<http://www.kottke.org/plus/type/silkscreen/index.html>

hope this helps!

kingkelly




msg:859314
 1:56 am on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Sooo if the font has a _ in front of it, there wont be any antialiasing at all? Even for programs that arent Flash (PaintShop Pro also screws me over)?

I downloaded some from miniml.com. Its still a bit blurry in flash though, dont see much of a difference.

SmallTime




msg:859315
 3:04 am on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

the quality setting of the exported swf also affects anti-aliasing

knighty




msg:859316
 9:19 am on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

When using pixel fonts make sure the x and y co-ords do not have any decimal places as this will cause them to appear blurred.

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