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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....
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.