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With FontFlasher, our pixelfont creator, you can turn any font into a pixelfont giving a crisp appearance in Adobe Flash.

Flash uses TrueType fonts, but in smaller sizes, these fonts can look fuzzy (see example at right). FontFlasher converts almost any format font into pixelfonts ? crisp outline fonts that simulate bitmaps. This improves legibility of screen text in small font sizes.

Note: FontFlasher requires FontLab Studio or TypeTool or TransType to generate a font in TrueType or Type 1 format.

Problems installing FontFlasher with FontLab Studio? Check the FAQ!


Pixelfont creator. Version 1.0 for Mac and Windows.


Text rendered with default anti-aliasing in Flash.


Text rendered with a pixelfont made from the same font as above using FontFlasher.

Six easy steps:

  1. First select any installed font to convert to a pixelfont.
  2. Choose the pixel size for your font.
  3. Select a codepage for your font or Unicode to convert all characters (requires Windows >= XP).
  4. Save your font in FontLab format (.vfb).
  5. Use the Pixel tool in FontLab Studio to edit your glyphs (requires installed Python interpreter) if necessary.
  6. Generate your TrueType font in FontLab Studio, TypeTool or TransType and you?re done!

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