Aug 23 2011
There is a severe TextField bug in current Flash Player version 10.3.183.5, causing text to display vertically with each letter on each line in TextField instances where the wordWrap property has been set to true.
This causes a concern for the Flash Platform in general, because this shows that existing code is basically held hostage to future Adobe Flash Player updates that may break past deployed code. I would expect Adobe QA to be more rigorous than this.
This issue can be found in the bugbase, but while marked as fixed, it is not:
Being an inherent player bug that causes problems to past deployed code, this is not something that can be fixed by using “workaround code”.
The problem is severe enough to warrant a quick update to version 10 (or pull 10.3.183.5 from further distribution), but Adobe has chosen to fix it only in version 11 BETA instead. I don’t think this is acceptable.