[swfmill] "ERROR: cubic beziers in fonts are not yet implemented." - why? :-)
mail at danielcassidy.me.uk
Thu Nov 5 05:54:00 PST 2009
2009/11/5 armencho at gmail.com <armencho at gmail.com>:
> I am trying to import a .PFB font file, supposedly a PostScript Type 1
> font, and getting the quoted error. I thought swfmill uses FreeType
> for font operations? As far as I know FreeType supports PostScript
> Type 1 fonts, including cubic beziers. Is there some older version at
Flash doesn’t support cubic béziers natively. The SVG import works
around this by approximating cubic béziers with a series of quadratic
béziers, but I would hazard a guess that there is no such
approximation implemented for font importing. I’ll file a bug on
Launchpad to implement this but don’t hold your breath.
> Anything I can do?
You could submit a patch :).
Alternatively, use FontForge to convert the font to TrueType before
importing it. This will convert all the cubic béziers to quadratic
Hope this helps,
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