Fonts are a real pain to deal with in flash. To do anything useful with them you have to embed them.
For example, you can’t change a textfields alpha without embedding it, or using some hack like turning it into a bitmap and changing the alpha on that. Look at this previous post for how to embed the fonts for alpha control.
I have ttf fonts working as such:
[Embed(source = "C:/Windows/Fonts/Verdana.ttf", fontName = "verdana")]
public static var verdana:Class;
but OTF won’t work in the same manner. I have tried using systemFont as well, but this is also a pain for various reasons.
I am simply trying to convert these OTF fonts to TTF, and can’t find many reliable windows programs. Widows makes everything a pain.
FontForge allows you to convert easily but naturally it is open source and Linux. I am working on installing Cygwin the project that tries to create a Unix like environment on Windows.
But this is another pain. These days I’ve been wondering how useful a Mac would be at this point.