Nate Weiner

This is an old archived post from my former blog The Idea Shower. It's where I cataloged my product explorations and releases, one of which ultimately became Pocket.

This post was published back in 2008. It may not function as originally intended or may be missing images.

Flash Sees Text Inside <b> Tag as Seperate Font and Must Be Embedded

February 15, 2008

In flash, if text inside html tags like <b> or <i> is not appearing in your dynamic textfields, you need to embed the stylized font. Flash/Actionscript sees the text inside as a seperate font and therefore it also needs to be embedded.

For example, if you have a dynamic textfield with Arial. If you add a bold tag (<b>) around text inside the field, you will need to additionally embed Arial with bold turned on into your flash document.

I ran into this while working on flash graphs for Tail Report.

I found the answer in the Los Angeles Flash Users Group (via Google)