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From Kessler CTR Mark J <mark.kessler....@usmc.mil>
Subject RE: mustella for charts
Date Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:03:33 GMT
Wow, so based on your link [1] we can get get FTE on MX components.  Just change its textFieldClass
and set an embedded font with CFF enabled.  I may give this a shot later on some reports.

Can be changed in the mxml by:
<mx:Label text="Hello World" textFieldClass="mx.core.UIFTETextField"/>

Or in CSS by:

[1] http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flex/using/WSda78ed3a750d6b8f-26a13bbf123c441239d-8000.html


-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com]
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 1:16 AM
To: dev@flex.apache.org
Subject: Re: mustella for charts

So, I did some digging and found that:

1) Before the change to default to mx:Label, the Mustella chart tests were
using Spark Label with embedded fonts.
2) There was already plumbing to better support Spark Label in Charts.  I
didn't know about it, but it appears that you are supposed to use the
MXFTEText.css theme [2].  I tried it on the sample in FLEX-34909 [1] and
it seemed to work there.  It would be great if someone would confirm.
FWIW, I found that in [2] I had to use the actual path to MXFTEText.css, I
couldn't just start with "frameworks/projects..."

So, I think we should revert back to defaulting to using Spark Label and
then these tests should start passing again.


[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX-34909

On 12/11/15, 11:32 AM, "Alex Harui" <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

>I don't see any obvious degradation, but I know folks much better eyes
>than I do.  I think you are seeing the difference in rendering between
>device and embedded fonts and maybe also TextLine vs TextField.
>There have been complaints in the past about embedded fonts looking more
>fuzzy or blurry compared to device fonts.  I think it has to do with the
>glyph renderer getting too confident that it can render stems on
>half-pixels instead of messing with kerning to try to put stems on pixels.
>From: Mark Kessler
>Reply-To: "dev@flex.apache.org<mailto:dev@flex.apache.org>"
>Date: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 11:21 AM
>To: "dev@flex.apache.org<mailto:dev@flex.apache.org>"
>Subject: Re: mustella for charts
>Original baseline image: http://tinypic.com/r/245y5xe/9
>Current Bad image: http://tinypic.com/r/f0nnd0/9
>On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Mark Kessler
><kesslerconsulting@gmail.com<mailto:kesslerconsulting@gmail.com>> wrote:
>I'll hold off then for now.  But I can tell you the current fonts being
>shown in the baseline have a higher clarity than what the new baselines
>would show.  I'll see if this example goes through. First is current,
>second is the new one.
>[Inline image 3][Inline image 4]
>On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 1:04 PM, Alex Harui
><aharui@adobe.com<mailto:aharui@adobe.com>> wrote:
>On 12/11/15, 9:57 AM, "omuppi1@gmail.com<mailto:omuppi1@gmail.com> on
>behalf of OmPrakash Muppirala"
><omuppi1@gmail.com<mailto:omuppi1@gmail.com> on behalf of
>bigosmallm@gmail.com<mailto:bigosmallm@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>Do you know if Spark labels ever worked with Charts?  I dont think so.
>I was wondering that myself.  Somehow, the current chart baseline images
>are showing text, so one thing I was going to do was dig into it to see
>whether it was using TextLine or TextField.  Maybe it is using TextLine
>with device fonts.  Certainly, your changes caused subtle rendering
>differences and it might be useful to truly understand what the impact
>will be.  If someone could use right-to-left text with TextLine and device
>fonts in Charts today, then replacing TextLine with TextField will break

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