This little ActionScript 3 snippet will convert the system font to a SWF font instance that you can use in your AS3 project.

Compared to the bugloaded madness of embedding a font in Flash CS3, Flex SDK (in combination with Eclipse Platform and AXDT for instance) really makes it easy with a following ActionScript snippet:

package {

	import flash.display.Sprite;

	public class Impact extends Sprite {

		[Embed(systemFont='Impact', fontName='Impact', mimeType='application/x-font')]
		public static var Impact:Class;


As can be told from the above ActionScript code, it will embed a font called Impact.


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