Flash and Kerning

 Mar, 03 - 2010   1 comment   Uncategorized

You’re probably a special breed if you’re reading this. The nuance of this feature along with Flash’s implementation peculiarities mean that most people just don’t fool with it for more than ten minutes. This one bit me before, so I’m making a note to myself: If you’re using StyleSheets in Flash via ActionScript (I didn’t […]


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This is well trod ground, but I didn’t find a lot of really basic info about what to do, what not to do, and generally how to get your feet wet with SVN, and what to do when suddenly you’re up to your neck. I’m certainly no expert on source control, but sometimes a fellow […]


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I’ve been looking for a way to force “Same JRE as Workspace” as the default in my ANT build targets under FDT / Eclipse. I haven’t figured it out yet, but I finally found where this setting is stored: {workspace}/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.debug.core/.launches/myProject myBuildfile.xml.launch Remove the entries for org.eclipse.jdt.launching.JRE_CONTAINER & org.eclipse.jdt.launching.MAIN_TYPE, and Eclipse should use the workspace’s JRE. […]


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Continuing in the vein from yesterday, I wanted to post some findings about a great little utility called TTF2EOT. It’s an open-source alternative to Microsoft’s WEFT, which I’m not even able to compare it to because it crashes before I can export the first font! That’s fine, I didn’t want to use it anyway (I […]


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I’ve been doing some deep font science as have a bunch of other folks, both with flash and without. If you want to play along, I highly recommend, O’Reilly’s Fonts and Encodings. It’s the business. Be careful though — it’s a monster. Check with your local laws concerning weapon permits, etc. Also proven effective as […]


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