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Flash, PHP: Font sizes don't match

  1. Sep 9, 2008 #1
    Has anyone noticed that the font size for Flash and the font size for GD images in PHP don't give the same text size?
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  3. Sep 9, 2008 #2
    Maybe they use different measurements? Flash goes by pixel, PHP by point?
  4. Sep 11, 2008 #3
    Are you sure that Flash uses pixels rather than points? Well that would explain it... Although on some tutorials I found it uses points...
  5. Sep 12, 2008 #4


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    Flash has pixel fonts, but they are essentially just images. I have no idea why they would be different sizes.
  6. Sep 12, 2008 #5
    php uses points (using gd2)... but I have no idea how to change the units in either php or flash...
  7. Sep 16, 2008 #6
    You could possibly use a cascading style sheet or set a style attribute for an element and experiment with the different font sizes.

    For example, you could use style="font-size:9pt;" inside an element tag or set the style for a paragraph with the class "example" by saying <style>p.example{font-size:9pt;}</style>

    You can use px instead of pt to get the font size in pixels. Here is some info which might be useful.

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  8. Sep 17, 2008 #7
    but that only works with monospaced fonts. I need a way to change size type.
  9. Sep 17, 2008 #8
    You can use imagefontwidth() and imagefontheight() to get the size of a given font in GD. This may help, but if not, you can try drawing with imagettftext() instead of imagestring().
  10. Sep 17, 2008 #9
    that's what I do but I need to see how much space will be required for text to show in flash using php. since flash uses pixels and php uses points, the dimensions will not match.
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