PHP to generate font code for Flex

PHP to generate font code for Flex

I have been loading Fonts for a project for over 2 hours now and I am about 70{9eb845e9932a4c0558a0305a78bf1c2d5042d8a06323e6cdeacdb9c8597fbf65} done. Basically I needed an SWF library of fonts to be used in an application I am developing, problem is the font needs to be registered (loaded) in order for the “New Font” option to see it. Now on the Mac I found adding/deleting fonts is easy, but very time consuming.

This is all being done in AS2, of course my love of Flash comes in to AS3, where I was able to (just for testing) create this little PHP script that reads a directory of fonts and creates the embed tags for me.. figured I would share it, so here it is.

Again, this is ONLY for AS3 (in Flex).

$dir = opendir('./fonts/');
while (false !== ($file = readdir($dir)))
if ($file != "." && $file != "..")
print "@font-face {\n\tsrc:url(\"fonts/" . $file . "\");\n\tfontFamily: myFont;\n\tflashType: true;\n}\n";

It repeatedly prints out import blocks, like this:
@font-face {
fontFamily: myFont;
flashType: true;

Now all you do is import the actual font file into your AS3 project and your all setup to use custom fonts that don’t have to be installed on the machine.

Note: This ONLY works for ActionScript 3! This example is for Flex, but it is very similar in Flash


  • werutzb

    Reply October 7, 2008 10:35 pm


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