Posts in Category "AIR"

May 13, 2009

Times Reader take two

The Times Reader 2.0 released this week is a newsreader powered by AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) that was developed by Adobe in partnership with The New York Times Company. I contributed to the project; more about that later. It is a groundbreaking application that feels like a breath of fresh air amid all the unfortunate news affecting many newspapers across the country and worldwide.
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December 11, 2008

Text Layout Framework rasterization – and goodbye

I was recently asked regarding the Text Layout Framework for Flash and AIR: “It seems to be using system rasterizer (producing different results on Mac v Windows) but flattens output to grayscale. Is that correct? If so does/will Flash expose system rendering as an option or always use its own rasterizer? Or is the Text Layout Framework completely separate from Flash?”

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November 21, 2008

Flash/AIR Text Layout Framework public beta

Adobe today released a public pre-release version of the Text Layout Framework (TLF) on Adobe Labs. This is very good news for anybody working much with text in the Flash or AIR environments.

What is the Text Layout Framework? It’s an extensible ActionScript library for use with Adobe Flash Player 10 and Adobe AIR 1.5, It lives on top of the new text engine found in these products, and exposes the power of this text engine in exciting new ways, including:

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