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08 August 2003, 03:16 PM

I've got a site that needs to be translated and all the text in it was going to be loaded in through .txt files.

However, with .txt files the character spacing is fixed at 0 and i need to alter that every now and then, i hear through xml i could change it?

Is that the best way, or does anyone recommend something else? The text is only about 2 a4 pages but would be updated frequently... any ideas?



08 August 2003, 02:55 PM

08 August 2003, 03:12 AM
do you mean its going to be translated automaticly by something? or is there someone who'se going to translate it for you and then give it back to you as a txt file?

09 September 2003, 01:24 PM

They would send it to me as a txt file...


Ian Jones
09 September 2003, 11:12 AM
I was reading about this sort of stuff and xml parsing of text files over at recently. Hope that helps.

09 September 2003, 03:03 AM
Check out the Strings Panel ( in Flash MX 2004.

It sounds like exactly what you need if you feel like upgrading.

09 September 2003, 01:12 PM
Bugger that looks exactly like what i need... i just dont want to be slowed down further by having to get to grips with a new flash ;)

Damn, looks like it could be the solution though. thanks...


09 September 2003, 02:18 PM
I guess I dont understand why you want to change the character spacing. But If this helps I do alot of sites where the front end is flash and the text is loaded from external txt files. Then I have a login site with a flash file on it that you can edit the txt file through and it updates to the flash front end. I do it using perl. I saw someone doing something very similar in a book called "Server Side Flash" if thats something like what your looking for. It will work in flash 5 to, since all of the editing is being done in perl and flash is just loading the file to be looked at.

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