|Ultrashock Tutorials > Flash5 > Making Flash Specific Bitmap-like Fonts|
|Making Flash Specific Bitmap-like Fonts|
In order to make bitmap-like fonts
for use in Flash, you must create an outline font and tweak this outline
so that when Flash renders the font, it won't "fill" the counters, which
is a bug in Flash.
3. Choose File/Preferences...
5. Choose Element/Font Info...
7. Double-click your first letter, and switch to Guides layer. Choose View and turn Snap to Points/Guides/Grid on. Space grid at 100 em vertically and horizontally.
8. Draw each pixel as a square in your guide matrix. Move right sidebearing 100 em to the right of the rightmost pixel. Design rest of characters
9. Element/Recalc Bitmaps... enter 10 for the size.
10. Open the bitmap, and make sure it looks the same as your outline.
11. Kern letter pairs, in units of 100em.
12. Choose Element/Change Weight... and enter 5 em Check off all the boxes there. Got to do this so your characters don't "fill" in Flash.
13. The result. Do not recalculate the bitmaps after this.
14. Save font, and generate Type 1 postscript fonts.
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