if you want to calculate the width of the text on the screen then perhaps the 
class java.awt.FontMetrics is of some help though i never needed it and don't 
know exactly how it works. have a look at the javadocs.

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From: Unger, Joachim [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 5:23 PM
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Subject: AW: How: calculate the length of a text


I cannot use monospaced fonts - i forgot to write that !

Joachim


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Von: Clay Leeds [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 5. Februar 2003 17:16
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Betreff: Re: How: calculate the length of a text


You could use a monospace font (e.g., font-family="Courier New, Courier, 
monospace"), measure the width of each character, and then count the 
number of characters.

Of course, the font-size, will be significant. 8pt Courier text is a 
little <2mm wide. You'd also have to consider that spaces at the end of 
a line may be removed in favor of a linefeed.

Hope this helps!

Web Maestro Clay

Unger, Joachim wrote:
> How can I calculate the length (in mm) of a text before output?
> 
> Is there a solution für FOP?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Joachim


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