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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: AW: [FlexJS] Integrate FontAwesome with FlexJS
Date Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:27:44 GMT


On 8/25/16, 11:56 PM, "OK" <post@olafkrueger.net> wrote:

>Got it, thanks for explanation Alex!
>
>But one question is left:
>What is the difference between just loading a font and embedding a font?
>I thought "embedded" means that the font is delivered with our Flex
>application so that it don't rely to
>the client machine [1].
>But if we able to just load the font and use it with FlexJS for me it
>seems
>that's pretty ok.
>So what would "embedding" mean in this context and what advantages would
>font "embedding" have?

True embedding means that the font data is encoded into the SWF or HTML/JS
file and not a separate request to the server.
Loading means a separate request for the server.  It turns out that in our
current loading of a font SWF the font is embedded into the separate font
SWF.

HTH,
-Alex

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