Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#5584 new defect

Adobe Flash makes fonts too large

Reported by: Zapador Owned by: jg
Priority: high Milestone: 8.2.0 (was Update.2)
Component: distro Version:
Keywords: Cc: mica@…, walter, jg
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed:
Verified: no


I have a free educational program which runs in Flash on many different platforms. I was delighted to find that it works excellently on OLPC. One minor problem is that the font used causes overflow and cutoff both in the text and in the circles with numbers used for navigation.

Please go to First complete the intro crickler. You need to have Adobe Flash or it doesn't work. Next select the Vocabulary crickler from the top-right menu. Notice how the numbers at the bottom don't fit. Also, for questions four lines or longer the bottom of the last line is partly cut off. It is not easy for me to fix the program since the code has to run on so many other platforms where currently there is not this problem.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by jg

  • Cc walter added
  • Keywords Flash Adobe font size crickler removed

Uh... We don't have control over flash. Having said this, the Adobe folks are in general very interested in OLPC and may be interested in helping. You should definitely file a bug with them immediately.

I don't have a technical contact handy: Walter, did we ever get one?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jg

  • Cc jg added
  • Milestone changed from Never Assigned to Update.2
  • Priority changed from normal to high

Walter, a contact please?

It strikes me that there may be presumptions on fonts we need to pay attention to, at least unless/until we can work with Adobe to fix and/or modify the situation...

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by walter

Bill McCoy at Adobe may be able to provide a technical lead. I'll ping him.

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