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Dynamically load fonts and alter text

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I'd like to have a Flash file on my website that can dynamically load a font file, as well as allow the user to type in whatever they wish using the font they choose. I would of course also need to be able to export those variables in some way shape or form. Whether it's an XML file or a POST to my PHP script (I'd love it if I could do this with no security warnings in Flash).

For an example of what I am talking about, take a look at http://stickerjunkie.com. You can type in whatever you like, and you can change the font by clicking the little arrows on the right, which gives you a nice selection of fonts.

Are there any tutorials available or anything someone can point me to in order to figure this one out? I am using Flash MX/6 but I will upgrade to a higher version if needed.

Thanks!
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Question by:MaybeItsJeremy
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Here's what I use to assign a font to a textbox/list/combobox/whatever:

<objectInst>.setStyle("fontFamily", "<font name>");

However, <font name> has to be the name of a font in the library, or a system font.

Cheers
MuXx
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by:MaybeItsJeremy
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Thanks for the reply. So are you saying Flash won't have a problem dynamically loading a font that is stored on my server?
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As long as it's a system font. (ie. It's listed in "C:\WINDOWS\Fonts") If this is the case then Flash will have no problem with it at all. I do it in my programs quite often.

MuXx
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