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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;

Comments

Brian Klomp

Posted 9 years ago

Hi there!

Just bought this banner. Another great product of you and yours ;)!

Now tried to use a own font (customer wants comic sans in there….....)
Tried the steps, but I think there’s something wrong with my flash exportfile
(Retail CS5 (cause I also, can’t get sifr to work)) Have to contact Adobe for that…

Anyways can ya give me a hand?

Many thanx ;) Ciao, Brian Klomp (the Netherlands)

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Open settings.xml and change the value of embedFont attribute to false, after that open style.css and change the value of font-family to Comic Sans MS

Philipp

Posted 9 years ago

It´s me again ;-)

is there any possibillity to change the kind of change between the pictures? Stars, clouds etc. are very nice but sometime not usefull ;-) I want to have a normal one, like a transition with a fade in or out!
Thanks Philipp

FlashXML Support

Hi,

You can find the full list of all transitions here. Choose the ones you want and than select them in the liveDemo and generate the new settings for the banner.

Philipp

Posted 9 years ago

Hi there, i purchased the comercial version of xml banner rotator. I wasn´t able to change it therefor to use “umlaue” like ä ö ü ß., I´m sure you will help me!

Hallo liebes Support Team, ich habe die comercial version des Flah XML Banner Rotator gekauf und bekomme keine Umlaute wie ä ö ü ß in die Datei. Liegt es an dem Flash Programm ?!
Vielen Dank im vorraus.
Philipp

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Send us the package you bought in order to make the necessary adjustments.

Daniel Hornung

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

can i put a “html- or mail-link” into the ToolTip?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

This feature is not implemented for ToolTip.

Fredrik

Posted 9 years ago

Hello!

I suck at all this flash stuff and has bought the bannerrotator fx, i have i problem with adding my text in swedish to it åäö doesn’t work. I have read alot in tutorials and in the FAQ, it seems others has asked the same question.

The thing is you see i cant get it to work anyways, and now i feel i did all i could do by my self.

Any quick and easy solutions?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Send to support[at]flashxml.net the paid package and we’ll make the changes for you.

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