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Actionscript text kerning

Posted on 2008-06-26
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Is there a way to set the space between character, the kerning, for text loaded into a dynamic textbox, with actionscript?  I tried doing it for the textbox on the frame itself, but that only seemed to for static textboxes.
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SamuelRostol earned 400 total points
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Hi there,

You can, using the TextFormat-class, set kerning to true or false, but unfortunately you cannot specify the actual space between the letters using ActionScript.

Kindly,
Samuel
/// To set kerning to true
// I assume that the textfield is named "txt_box"
 
var fmt2:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
fmt2.kerning = true;
 
txt_box.embedFonts = true;
txt_box.text = "Test text";
txt_box.setTextFormat(fmt2); 

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by:walker6o9
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I tried this, and I set the kerning value in the textbox all the way up to 6, but I still didn't see any change; the kerning looks the same.
test6.fla.txt
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