( string filename )
This function is
EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this function, the
name of this function, and anything else documented about this
function may change without notice in a future release of PHP.
Use this function at your own risk.
If filename 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 name="sans-serif">
swffont() returns a reference to the font
definition, for use in the swftext->setfont()
and the swftextfield->setfont() methods.
SWFFont has the following methods : swffont->getwidth().