[swfmill] Font doesn't appear in some instances
Lynn_Walton at adp.com
Tue Oct 20 05:20:57 PDT 2009
Subject: Re: [swfmill] Font doesn't appear in some instances
2009/9/24 derek at upwithabang.com <derek at upwithabang.com>:
> Rebooting into OpenSuse just to recompile resources is too painful. I want
> to use swfmill in VMWare.
> I'm always compiling swfmill from source, v2.12.6.
> The problem: in vmware, the font doesn't appear when the flash runs. There
> are no errors when compiling and the exact same setup works in the OpenSuse
> partition. But for some reason, only in the VMware the font fails. swfmill
> does not report any errors either. The font is vera.ttf.
First I have to thank Dan for the wonderful answers he's providing on this list, and the service of maintaining and improving swfmill. I think you're amazing!
I don't know if this will be worth anything but thought I'd through it out as another possible cause.
We have server code that issues swfmill transforms (swf2xml, replace stuff in xml, then xml2swf kind of thing). When we ran it in windows it was working but when we ran it in linux it was failing silently if there were what linux considers special shell characters in the glyphs (like $ ). If I remember correctly, for us what worked was that our linux admin recompiled swfmill making sure to statically link in all the needed libraries, whereas when it was failing we were using a version he'd compiled that relied on dynamically linking libraries.
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