While working on my last AS3 project, I wanted to cut my self some slack (spare some time), and instead of building TextField + scroller - use CS3 prebuilt TextArea component. Off course, not only that I didn't achieve what I intended, I also spent 3 hours trying to figure that shit out.
I figured out that:
- you STILL have to embed fonts if you masked TextArea (TextField too),
- Online Flash CS3 Documentation is not what it should be.
Just, please take a look at the following link (Flash CS3 Documentation > Programming ActionScript 3.0 > Working with text > Advanced text rendering). There is absurd line that says: "The exact method of embedding a font file into your application's SWF file varies according to your development environment.". Well, HELLO? What is that page I am looking at then? Adobe's help site is pretty awful (not as bad as ATI/AMD merged support sites - they are the worst), advanced searching is impossible and ordinary search gives you results that have no meaning. If you are looking for something on Adobe's site related to Flash9 - my bet is you won't find it.