Can Flash embed dynamic text just as it does static text?

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I've looked through many publications to find an answer to this, but found nothing yet. I want to use dynamic text but I wish it would be possible to embed that text in the SWF file, so if the user doesn't have the font it would still show up without being antialiasing which makes small font sizes appear blurry. Any suggestions? :?
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Not sure...but does this answer your question?

http://www.ozzu.com/viewtopic.php?t=19012
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Hmm, never thougt of importing the entire font into the library. Thanks ATNO, I will give that a shot.
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dynamic text is just that...dynamic. You can't embed the text itsels as it's
very nature is to be changeable.

It seems to me that your real problem is you are using fonts that don't
really belong in flash. You should look into getting some fonts that
were meant to be used in flash, embed the characters, and make sure
your text boxes are aligned on whole number coordinates. Those 2
simple things will give you crisp, clean text in flash. ;)
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Well, I have a huge collection of fonts that I use in Flash. I have tried plenty of san serif fonts that look squaredout. They look fine up untill about 10 points, anything less than that tends to look blury. Even fonts like arial which are very clean. Perhaps you could suggest a font you use that would solve this problem, thanks.
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well, this is just an assumption, but none of the fonts you have are
meant to be used in flash because of how it handles the anti-aliasing.
Even arial and verdana look blurry. Unfortunately it's just how it is until
macromedia fixes this.

I usually buy all my fonts from http://www.fontsforflash.com since I do so much
in flash and all my clients want nice, unique fonts. I highly recommend
their fonts if you have the budget.

If you don't, you can try some of these free ones to get started --
http://www.orgdot.com/aliasfonts/
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cool, thanks I'll look that up.:)

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