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Subject: RE: FLASH: Small fonts
From: Paul Willoughby
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 11:26:32 GMT

Bitmap style fonts are good for clarity at small sizes. You can't use
them directly in Flash as the anti-alias screws them up, but transparent
gifs work great and are lightweight. Try these links:

http://www.dsg4.com/04/extra/bitmap
http://www.hi-type.de/
http://www.steakknife.org/mieps/fonts/indexe.htm

hth

paul


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Remik [remikatdkholdings [dot] com (mailto:remikatdkholdings [dot] com)]
> Sent: 22 December 2000 08:16
> To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: FLASH: Small fonts
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Slightly OT, but here it goes...
>
> I'm looking for a tiny little font that would be clear and
> legible at 5 or 6
> point size, while having anti-aliasing off on it in
> Photoshop. Something
> like Verdana 5pt BOLD would work great, BUT, here's the
> problem - creating
> "buttons" with this font in Photoshop produces text so tiny and so
> claustrophobically compact that you can't even make out the
> letters at that
> size. However, if you use CSS and specify 5pt font size, it
> looks great in
> the browser - other than the font is aliased. I tried using
> this method and
> doing screen captures and using that in Photoshop, but I
> really do not like
> the aliasing of the font at all.

>

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