Making fonts in AS3 is fun

The instructions that come with the FIVe3D font making utility are pretty clear overall but on OS X 10.4 it can be confusing to find which WindowSWF folder to use. Is it /Applications/Adobe Flash CS4/en/Configuration/WindowSWF/ ? Or is it /Applications/Adobe Flash CS4/Common/First Run/WindowSWF/ ?

Actually, the place to put “Make a new typography file.swf” is here: /Users/youruserhandle/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS4/en/Configuration/WindowSWF/.

I used a font called Roadkill. When the font was created, the Flash CS4 Output window said: ‘”” is in the current folder.’

Since my hard drive is partitioned, it wasn’t immediately clear what was meant by “current folder” in this case. The font.fla file I used to create via the font-making utility was on the 2nd partition, i.e. not on the main partition.

It turns out “current folder” meant the top most directory on the main partition on my OS X machine, right next to Users, Developer, Library, Applications, System.

2 thoughts on “Making fonts in AS3 is fun

  1. Thanks for this one! šŸ™‚
    same here…

    for win7 it goes like this:
    C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Local\Adobe\Flash CS5\en_US\Configuration\WindowSWF

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