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OpenType in Flash
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Hi there,

has anybody got an idea how I can embed a font with OpenType Contextual Alternates in flash? Is there a possibility to implement OpenType in Flash or do I have to do it with Actionscript? And can I somehow use these Contextual Alternates in Flash?
I am trying to do something like this in flash:

http://www.underware.nl/site2/index.php?id1=liza&id2=test

Thanks a lot!

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I don't program Flash, so I can't give you exact detail, but I'm reminded of this post from 2008 by Thomas Phinney:

http://blogs.adobe.com/typblography/2008/12/tlf_rasterization.html#more

which in turn points to things which in turn point to this:

http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/tlf/Text+Layout+Framework

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The current version of TLF does not support Contextual Alternates.

The OpenType functionality currently supported can be leveraged using the classes in the [[http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/langref/flash/text/engine/package-detai...|flash.text.engine]] package.

If you haven't done so yet, try the [[http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/textlayout/demos/|Text Layout Demo App]]. The TLF team has recently made available its [[http://blogs.adobe.com/tlf/2009/12/new-and-updated-tlf-samples.html|source code on their blog]].

The [[http://forums.adobe.com/community/opensource/tlf|Text Layout Framework]] forum is available for specific questions.

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Thanks a lot for the quick responses.

Is it working on cs3? And does anybody know a tutorial or something to get started? Seems pretty complicated to me...

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> Is it working on cs3?

Flash CS3? No, but Contextual Alternates are available in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop CS3.

> And does anybody know a tutorial or something to get started?

There's an [[http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/text_layout_framework.html|introduction to TLF in Flex at the Adobe Developer Connection site]] and the [[http://blog.flexexamples.com/|Flex Examples site]] has a ton of code snippets. Hope this helps.