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From Gordon Smith <gosm...@adobe.com>
Subject RE: [FALCON] Fonts Question
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:18:05 GMT
For Apache Flex, you should require or download fontswf as a prerequisite and use it to turn
the font files used by the Mustella tests into SWF files. Then the Mustella tests should embed
the fonts from the SWF files.

- Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 1:01 PM
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [FALCON] Fonts Question

Ugh, I knew I was forgetting something.  There is no embedded font support for Falcon.  I'm
not even sure fontswf will work.  Gordon may know more.

I was going to look into copying code from MXMLC to do some of the font embedding, but either
way I think we do need to remove any dependencies on Adobe (fontswf is also Adobe licensed)
and write our own transcoder.  I'm told it is straightforward for CFF fonts, but it might
be more work for the older fonts.

That said, looking forward at Flex on JS, is there font embedding in HTML/CSS?

On 11/12/12 1:39 AM, "Cyrill Zadra" <cyrill.zadra@gmail.com> wrote:

> Recognized that the mustella test swf compiled with falcon use 
> different font then the ones compiled with the legacy compiler. That 
> tends to quite a lot of test failures so I started to investigate and 
> found following statement in the wiki:
>> Falcon includes transcoders for the various types of embedded assets,
> which read, for example, a PNG file and convert it to the form 
> required inside a SWF. It does NOT support font trancoding, because 
> this relies on proprietary Adobe technology which Adobe has not donated to Apache.
> Instead, you must use a separate fontswf tool to convert your font 
> files to SWF files and then embed the fonts from them.
> Does that mean we have to generate all the ttf fonts to swf fonts in 
> mustella?
> And in the falcon compiler code I've found the follwoing method in 
> Class org.apache.flex.compiler.config.Configuration:
>    @Config(advanced = true)
>     @Mapping({"compiler", "fonts", "managers"})
>     @Arguments("manager-class")
>     @InfiniteArguments
>     @FlexOnly
>     public void setCompilerFontsManagers(ConfigurationValue cv, 
> List<String> list)
>     {
>         // intentionally do nothing here as feature removed, but don't 
> annotate as removed
>         // as to not generate warnings for flex-config's which still 
> set this options
>     }
> Is the -compiler.fonts.managers argument just not implemented yet in 
> falcon or does this argument make no sense in the falcon compiler?
> cyrill

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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