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font changes in Flash CS5

i have a file that connects to a soap service and displays the xml it gets back. AS3.
I decided to start playing in CS5, so opened the file with CS5. the font seems to have gone all funny, was displaying gibberish and missed characters. When i eventually deleted the movieclip and replaced it with one from the previous file and it was fine.

anyone else have this happen? is there a change in how CS5 is handling fonts?

tx.
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dgofmanCommented:
Can you check is you are using embed fonts in your FLA?
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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
hey sorrry for taking so long to get back to you crazy work deadlines. but no i'm not embedding fonts.
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dgofmanCommented:
You may have in ActionScript some lines include embed Fonts
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/quickstart/embedding_fonts.html
or if you are training rotate movie clip (_rotation=90) you may loose font as well because is required to use embed fonts
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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
hey dgofman, no i'm definitely not embedding any fonts - or rotating anything.
i was trying to see if i could replicate it

i created a simple as3 file that loads some xml and displays it in a text field.all good.
i then open that CS4 file in CS5 and it doesn't display the text in the textfield as expected.
notice how i have existing text in the textfield before displaying loaded xml.

but once i delete that existing text then all is fine ..
i'm curious why it does that.
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dgofmanCommented:
Will be nice if you can attach CS4 version of your file and XML.
Can be problem in XML and CS4 ignoring, but CS5 not.
Did you try to open your XML file on IE or FF?
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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
i havent' abandoned this, just that as luck would have it my trial version of CS5 that i saved the example in is now over so i can't open the file to save it as CS4 again to demo the issue i'm having.

will try recreate it again this weekend and upload it. it's not that the xml is being ignored, i can output the xml fine, it's really just how it displays.



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dgofmanCommented:
Ok I will wait your CS4 FLA file, I hope we can resolve that issue very soon after one month :)
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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
ok this one isn't doing quite what i wanted i.e. show odd garbled text - but it still shows the difference between how cs4 and cs5 handles dynamic text.
if you open this file in CS4 as it it displays Author 1 - but compiling in CS5 you dont' see the text.
so what's the right way of handling dynamic text in CS5.
eefontfunny.zip
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dgofmanCommented:
In CS4 is working I need to download CS5 and run your FLA. I will check tonight
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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
any joy?
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dgofmanCommented:
I sent request to my IT dep for getting license for CS5.5
I don't see your problems using CS4

I will check as soon as I will get license
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dgofmanCommented:
Sorry, finally I got CS5. So when you converted from CS4 to CS5 Adobe changed your font to embed fonts as I mention early you have two choices to change to use default (system) font or embed using AS3

http://www.dotstrosity.net/2010/05/10/flash-cs5-font-embedding-its-totally-different/

I attached screenshot how to use default fonts Use default Font Use default Font
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blue-genieAuthor Commented:
so you Have to either use default font or embed your fonts in CS5? that seems rather backward?
i'll investigate and fiddle some more when i get my CS5. tx for your time.
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