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From Gordon Smith <gosm...@adobe.com>
Subject RE: [FALCON] Fonts Question
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2012 03:41:52 GMT
I don't recommend this for a new compiler because font transcoding is so slow that it should
really be done only once, before compilation.

- Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon Smith 
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 7:41 PM
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: RE: [FALCON] Fonts Question

Alex is suggesting writing a transcoder tor Falcon that uses Adobe's proprietary font JARs.
He says this is what Apache's version of the old compiler has.

- Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Cyrill Zadra [mailto:cyrill.zadra@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 6:42 PM
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [FALCON] Fonts Question

So basically for flash we've got following options:
** create swf fonts from the ttf fonts and rewrite the mustella tests to use the swf fonts
** write an own transcoder from ttf to swf For html we don't need anything like that because
it already supports a bunch off font format like ttf, svg.

Did I got that correct?

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Gordon Smith <gosmith@adobe.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure. The engineer who did the font embedding for Falcon left 
> Adobe recently.
> We felt that the compiler shouldn't be doing font embedding because it 
> is inefficient to transcode the font more than once.
> - Gordon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 2:02 PM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [FALCON] Fonts Question
> On 11/12/12 1:46 PM, "Gordon Smith" <gosmith@adobe.com> wrote:
> > Then you would have a compiler that you couldn't distribute because 
> > it required Adobe JARs.
> No, that's the way Apache Flex distributes MXMLC today.  Everything 
> compiles and runs, but embedding doesn't work if you haven't gone out 
> separately and downloaded the Adobe font jars.
> I'm just wondering if how hard it would be to re-purpose some of that 
> code from MXMLC into Falcon.
> >
> > - Gordon
> >
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

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