How to use special characters

This is the solution for using different types of characters/languages in our products with embedded fonts. You will need Adobe Flash Professional to follow the instructions below.

If you don't have Adobe Flash Professional and if the component allows it, you can use non-embedded fonts and you don't need these instructions as they should work with any type of character. To use non-embedded fonts you have to change the value of embedFonts attribute to false in your settings.xml file (some products have multiple embedFonts attributes so make sure all of them are set to false).


Step 1:

Edit the images.xml file with a text editor (a regular editor would be Notepad++) and set the format of the XML file to UTF-8. In Notepad++, from the menu, Format -> Encode in UTF-8. Type your text in CDATA tags for each image (in your UTF-8 formatted language) and Save the file.

For the second step, there are two possibilities:
- if you’re using any font other than the one already embedded in the component (like Arial and/or Verdana - depending on each component), go for Step 2A
- if you’re using the already embedded font go for Step 2B

Step 2A:

In the FLA file create an empty text field on the Stage using Text Tool (put it anywhere just make sure it’s outside the viewable area). Click on (select) this newly created text field on the Stage and go to Properties panel (Ctrl+F3) and select a font which you know it contains all the special characters you need. Click Embedding and select (using Ctrl+Click) all the character types you need (note that each selection increases little by little the SWF size).

Step 2B:

Open the Library (Ctrl+L), right clik on an empty space on the Library, select New Font, write Arial or Verdana for Name and Font, check Export for ActionScript, then write Arial or Verdana (the same as before) for the Identifier. Click OK.

Note: for Step 2B you’ll have to know that if you’ll be using rare characters, like Cyrillic, you won’t be able to see them, and you’ll have to go for Step 2A and use other fonts than Arial or Verdana. For Latin characters for example it won’t be a problem.

Step 3 for components having the font customizable through XML:

Edit the settings.xml file, and put the name of your font as the value for fontFace (note that it could differ from one component to another), like this

<fontFace value="your_font" />

Step 3 for components having the font customizable through CSS:

Edit the style.css file and write the name of your font for the font-family (you might want to put it twice, for both head and body), like this:

font-family: your_font;



Posted 8 years ago

I bought Blur Menu and I want to have the opportunity to display Greek characters. I read the instructions for special characters but I dont found the attribute <embedFonts> to change it to false. How will I be able to have Greek characters?

FlashXML Support


Please follow step 2A and 2B. Let us know with the changes.


Posted 8 years ago


I want setting <embedFonts value=“false”> option.

but I don’t find <embedFonts value=“false”> and <Text_Properties> in my settings.

I using CoverFlowFx. Thanks.

FlashXML Support


Please check your inbox. We send the version of the Cover Flow FX with the embedded characters.


Posted 8 years ago

I need to make a test using character accent with photo flipper FX in image.xml, but I can’t enable them even if using utf-8…
How can I do?

FlashXML Support


Edit settings.xml and change the value of the attribute embedFonts to “false”.

 <embedFonts value="false"/>


Posted 8 years ago


I bought the coverflow component, Korean characters do not apperas in the tooltip.

Currently XML files settings <fontFace value=“verdana”/>.

I want change another font. so, I chage the ‘verdana’ to ‘arial’ but it ist not working.

Can you help me?

FlashXML Support


The component can have special characters. Please read this FAQ


Posted 8 years ago

I have also problems with 3DCarouselMenuFX
I tried also to change the enconde UTF-8
Only I need to make certain accents in French
Ihad the same problem with SlideProductViewerFX but I solved easier that this one
Can you help me please.

FlashXML Support


Indeed, this is an older component and the tutorial is not applicable for it. We have sent you an email with the modified archive.

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