Using the Flash Text Engine
Flash Player 10 and later, Adobe AIR 1.5 and
The Adobe® Flash® Text
Engine (FTE), available starting with Flash Player 10 and Adobe® AIR™1.5, provides
low-level support for sophisticated control of text metrics, formatting,
and bi-directional text. It offers improved text flow and enhanced
language support. While it can be used to create and manage simple text
elements, the FTE is primarily designed as a foundation for developers
to create text-handling components. As such, Flash Text Engine assumes
a more advanced level of programming expertise. To display simple
text elements, see Using the TextField class.
The Text Layout Framework, which includes a text-handling component
based on the FTE, provides an easier way to use its advanced features.
The Text Layout Framework is an extensible library built entirely
in ActionScript 3.0. You can use the existing TLF component, or
use the framework to build your own text component. For more information,
see Using the Text Layout Framework.