$f = new SWFFont(name);
f = SWFFont(name)
SWFFont *f = new SWFFont(name);
SWFFont f = loadSWFFontFromFile(filename);
SWFFont f = newSWFBrowserFont(name);

If name is the name of an FDB file (i.e., it ends in ".fdb"), load the font definition found in said file. Otherwise, create a browser-defined font reference.

FDB ("font definition block") is a very simple wrapper for the SWF DefineFont2 block which contains a full description of a font. One may create FDB files from SWT Generator template files with the included makefdb utility- look in the util directory off the main ming distribution directory.

Browser-defined fonts don't contain any information about the font other than its name. It is assumed that the font definition will be provided by the movie player. The fonts _serif, _sans, and _typewriter should always be available. For example:

$f = newSWFFont("_sans");
will give you the standard sans-serif font, probably the same as what you'd get with <font face="sans"> in html.

Returns a reference to the font definition, for use in the SWFText setFont method and the SWFTextField setFont method.

$width = $f->getWidth($string);
width = f.getWidth(string)
width = f->getWidth(string);
width = SWFFont_getStringWidth(f, string);
Returns the width of the given string at the font's default scaling. You'll probably want to use the SWFText version of this method which uses the text object's scale.

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