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 9 years ago

In the cases of the line “embedFont value=...” I changed it to “false” and got a good result. But in the case of “FlahXML-dock-menu” and “3d-carousel-menu” there is no such line in settings.sml. I even tried to insert this line but got no result.

I would appreciate very much if you explained this. Also I haven’t received an answer regarding the FLA file from you, could you please respond to that question? After paying for your services will I have an access to this file?

Thank you,

Best regards,

FlashXML Support


The paid version has the FLA project of the flash component also mxp file. Through the FLA project you can embed the special characters you need.


Posted 9 years ago


Thank you for your response. I watched the video carefully. Unfortunately, I don’t have Adobe Flash CS4, but I can get it.

The main problem in the challenge that I face is the absence of FLA file in the archive which you offered for downloading. I faced the same problem when I worked with 3d-carousel-menu.

Thank you!

Best regards,

FlashXML Support


You can also change the value of embedFonts attribute to false in your settings.xml file to display special characters.


Posted 9 years ago

Dear Sir/Madam, I’d like to let you know that you provide excellent customer service. I would like to obtain the Commercial Membership Plan. I’d like to share some of the concerns I have and address a few questions prior to enrolling.

I come from Russia, therefore I was interested in the option of using the Russian alphabet in your program. When I tried to install it, my attempt was successful in the Text Menu section; however, I was not able to do the same in the Doc Menu section. I read your recommendations and still did not find solutions. I have 2 questions for you: 1. Could I count on your assistance regarding this matter? 2. If yes, do I need to refer to your help for assistance in every individual section of the program, OR there is a one unified scheme for all sections? Thank you kindly for your time and efforts. Respectfully, Alexander
FlashXML Support


Please follow the steps from this link. If you still haven’t reached to any results , please contact us at: support[at] and we will fix the situation for you.


Posted 9 years ago

Just bought the tag cloud and want to have it in the center of the browser window. Right now it is on top left. Changing the salign variable alone does not seem to work. Solutions?

Code in index.html:

<script type=“text/javascript”> var flashvars = {}; var params = {}; params.scale = “noscale”; params.salign = “tl”; params.wmode = “transparent”; params.allowfullscreen = “true”; var attributes = {}; swfobject.embedSWF(“TagCloudFX.swf”, “TagCloudFXDiv”, “1000”, “500”, “9.0.0”, false, flashvars, params, attributes); </script>


<settings> <General_Properties> <componentWidth value=“1000”/> <componentHeight value=“500”/> <tagItems value=“assets/tagcloud.xml”/> <showAbout value=“true”/> </General_Properties>

FlashXML Support


We’ve check your site and the embedding code and noticed that you centered it.

Problem with special character in HTML content scroller

Posted 9 years ago

I have problem with accents, i have already set embedfonts to false…

Could you help me?

FlashXML Support


I checked your site and it seems that your accents are displayed correctly. Clear your browser cache and reload the page again after you make any changes.

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