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Univers 67 Bold Condensed Font does not show in my Flash Fonts List

Hi all,

I am running Flash 2004, and for some reason a specific font I require is not showing up in my fonts list. The font is Univers 67 Condensed Bold.
I have the family of the Univers Fonts, Univers 57 Condensed Bold shows up in the list but 67 does not.

These fonts are individual ttf fonts, I have tried a few different versions of the individual 67 ttf file, but still does not show.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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simplicitytheory
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negatyveCommented:
Can you use it with other software?
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y_o_yCommented:
If you can't use it with the other software..then the problem is in your 67 ttf file...

try installing another 67 ttf file...
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simplicitytheoryAuthor Commented:
Yes works in photoshop fine.
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y_o_yCommented:
Try this..im not sure if it really works....looks it works though..just try it...



var txt_fmt = new TextFormat();
with(txt_fmt) {
  font = "Univers 67 Condensed Bold";  
}
Your_Text.setTextFormat(txt_fmt);

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simplicitytheoryAuthor Commented:
yoy Im using a static text box.

The font does not appear on 2 different pcs running flash, but works in photoshop. Probably something to do with the file.
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y_o_yCommented:
yeah right probably something to do with the file....

is it a long you text?

if it's just a short text then maybe you can just do it in photoshop and then import it in your .fla file....this way you can have your desired textstyle...:)

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negatyveCommented:
Is it a free font or not? If yes, could you post it?
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simplicitytheoryAuthor Commented:
unfortunatley it is not a free font. you can try googling it for a download, but I have only come across purchase sites.
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y_o_yCommented:
by the way simplicitytheory..what kind of project is it you are doing?
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simplicitytheoryAuthor Commented:
im just doing a laptop presentation. If I cant get access to the font in Flash, Ill just create it pixel based in photoshop cut it up and import it
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sam85281Commented:
There's nothing wrong with the file.  

Flash and Photoshop handle fonts differently.

I have 16 Univers fonts installed, flash only shows 6 in the menu, photoshop shows them all.  To achieve the other variations in flash you need to do it by changing settings manually.

It's a PC/MAC issue.  The names are different depending on platform.  Somehow Photoshop ignores this, but it's the only app that does.

The PC-Flash equivelent of Univers 67 Condensed Bold is Univers 47 CondensedLight with the BOLD button selected.

It's not an EXACT PERFECT match, but it is specified by Frutiger (the developer of the font) as being the replacement.

I only know all this garbage because I recently got a client with 180 websites.  The former developer used MAC and every site uses Uni-67.  I spent hours researching this to find out what the deal was!!!!!!!!!!

So basically, there is no PC Univers 67 Condensed Bold, Photoshop somehow translates between MAC and PC well, but you can't actually get that font to display by that name in Flash.

-Sam
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simplicitytheoryAuthor Commented:
Sam your a freaking legend, you just saved me a **** load of time looking for answers.
I would have never of thought of trying 47 condensed light, as I thought it would be too skinny, but its just about right on.
Wonder if this applies to other font families, Ill keep that in mind.

How did you come across the solution?
You picked up a client with 180 websites? now thats a nice client, presuming your getting decent bank.

Here 400 points for you, and 50 each to yoy and negatyve

Thanks again,
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sam85281Commented:
The adobe font folio has documentation with every font.  I found it in the documentation for the font after researching for hours everywhere else.

Here's the doc:
http://www.hotflashapps.com/univcond.txt

-Sam
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