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With FontFlasher, our pixelfont creator, you can turn any font into a pixelfont giving a crisp appearance in Adobe Flash.

Flash uses TrueType fonts, but in smaller sizes, these fonts can look fuzzy (see example at right). FontFlasher converts almost any format font into pixelfonts ? crisp outline fonts that simulate bitmaps. This improves legibility of screen text in small font sizes.

Note: FontFlasher requires FontLab Studio or TypeTool or TransType to generate a font in TrueType or Type 1 format.

Problems installing FontFlasher with FontLab Studio? Check the FAQ!


Pixelfont creator. Version 1.0 for Mac and Windows.


Text rendered with default anti-aliasing in Flash.


Text rendered with a pixelfont made from the same font as above using FontFlasher.

Six easy steps:

  1. First select any installed font to convert to a pixelfont.
  2. Choose the pixel size for your font.
  3. Select a codepage for your font or Unicode to convert all characters (requires Windows >= XP).
  4. Save your font in FontLab format (.vfb).
  5. Use the Pixel tool in FontLab Studio to edit your glyphs (requires installed Python interpreter) if necessary.
  6. Generate your TrueType font in FontLab Studio, TypeTool or TransType and you?re done!

Flash is a trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc.

FontFlasher Specifications

Import format: Any format that can be rendered by the OS (including TrueType, Type 1, OpenType and .fnt and .fon bitmap formats)

Export Format: FontLab VFB. Requires FontLab Studio or TypeTool to generate font in TrueType or Type 1 format.


Software requirements: For Windows version: Microsoft Windows (95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vistta/7). For Mac version: Mac OS 9.2+ with CarbonLib 1.6+ or Mac OS X (10.3?10.6). IMPORTANT! See the note about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility!

To generate TrueType pixelfonts (usable in Flash) from the VFB files that FontFlasher creates, you will need FontLab Studio, AsiaFont Studio, TransType or TypeTool.

To edit the pixelfonts using the Pixel tool (bitmap-style glyph editing tool) you need FontLab Studio or AsiaFont Studio with Python installed.

Only US $27.79

Download or Purchase FontFlasher

Download FontFlasher for Mac OS 9 & OS X demo version by clicking any of the links below (same file, different servers). The demo version processes only some of the characters in the font. Mac OS 8.6-9.2 users: please look for "Carbon" in our FAQ section.

Free Mac demo: USEU | Asia

Download FontFlasher for Windows demo version by clicking any one of these links (same file, different servers). The demo version processes only some of the characters in the font.

Free Win demo: USEU | Asia

Download the user manual (PDF format, ~3MB) by right-clicking or Ctrl+clicking one of these links and choosing "Save link as" or "Download linked file":

Free Manual: USEU | Asia

Purchase FontFlasher

It takes up to a day to process an order. Usually we can get it done within a few hours and you will receive your serial number the same day. Occasionally it won't be until the next business day.

FontFlasher for Windows US$ 27.79

FontFlasher for Mac (OS 9 & OS X compatible) US$ 27.79

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