Daily Archives: May 25, 2010

Flex on a Mac & GCGetGlyphDeviceMetrics

For a while I’d been wondering what the GCGetGlyphDeviceMetrics failed error  meant when I was compiling my Flex app using ant on a Mac. Well it seems to be the way I was using embedded fonts!

The following caused this seemingly benign error message…

@font-face {
 src: local("Verdana");
 fontFamily: myVerdanaFont;
}

But the following,  more portable method,  won’t…

@font-face {
 src: url("/../assets/fonts/Verdana.ttf");
 fontFamily: myVerdanaFont;
}

I hope that helps someone.