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Chapter 12. Working with Text and String... > About font rendering and anti-alias ...

About font rendering and anti-alias text

Font rendering in Flash controls the way that your text appears in a SWF file; that is, how it is rendered (or drawn) at runtime. The advanced font rendering technology used in Flash Player 8, called FlashType. FlashType uses advanced rendering technology to help make text appear legible and clear at small to regular font sizes, such as when you apply advanced anti-aliasing to your text fields. This technology is discussed in more detail later in this section.

Anti-aliasing lets you smooth text so that the edges of characters displayed onscreen look less jagged, which can be particularly helpful when you want to display text using small text sizes. The Anti-Alias option for text makes characters more legible by aligning text outlines along pixel boundaries, and is particularly effective for more clearly rendering small font sizes.You can apply anti-aliasing for each text field in your application, rather than for individual characters.


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