OpenType support in Flash Player 10

Posted on 05. Jun, 2008 by Ralf Herrmann in Web Design

I had mixed emotions when Adobe announced to swallow Macromedia. But it was also obvious that this would someday lead to better text support in applications like Flash. With the Flash Player 10 this becomes finally reality. Flash Player 10 will support a large number of languages (including right-to-left and top-to-bottom writing systems) and many OpenType layout features, such as (discretionary) ligatures, contextual alternates, positional forms and different figure sets (proportional and tabular oldstyle figures/ proportional and tabular lining figures). See Thomas Phinney’s weblog for a detailed description.

You might also want to check out this YouTube video with a live demo of the new text layout features.

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