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DefineFontAlignZones

Tag Info
Tag Number: 
73
Tag Type: 
Define
Tag Flash Version: 
8
Unknown SWF Tag: 
This tag is defined by the Flash documentation by Adobe
Brief Description: 

Define advanced hints about a font glyphs to place them on a pixel boundary.

Tag Structure: 
struct swf_definefontalignzones {
	swf_tag			f_tag;		/* 73 */
	unsigned short		f_font2_id_ref;
	unsigned		f_csm_table_hint : 2;
	unsigned		f_reserved : 6;
	swf_zone_array		f_zones[corresponding define font3.f_font2_glyphs_count];
};

Since SWF8, this tag was added to allow a clear definition of where a glyph starts. This is a hint to ensure that glyphs are properly drawn on pixel boundaries. Note that it is only partially useful for italic fonts since only vertical hints really make a difference.

The f_font2_id_ref needs to reference the font identifier of a DefineFont3. Each DefineFontAlignZones shall have a different f_font2_id_ref.

The f_csm_table_hint field can be set to one of the values as defined in the following table. It refers to the thickness of the stroke. This is only a hint meaning that the Flash Player may not use this information if it thinks it knows better about the font you are trying to render.

Value Name Version
0 Thin 8
1 Medium 8
2 Thick 8

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