font2swf man page

font2swf — Converts a font to SWF.


font2swf <fontfile>


Takes a font file (.ttf, .afm, .pfa, .pfb and all other types supported by FreeType) and converts it into a SWF file.

The SWF will contain the Font in SWF format (that is, a DefineFont2 Tag) as well as a textfield containing all the characters the font has. This means the resulting SWF will be viewable.


-h, --help
Print short help message and exit
-v, --verbose
Be verbose. Use more than one -v for greater effect.
-o, --output filename
Write output to file filename. (If not given, the output will go
to a file called "output.swf")
-V, --version
Print version info and exit


Matthias Kramm <>


February 2012 font2swf swftools