On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 07:58:13PM -0400, Nick Marden <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I was looking through the PDB for a good procedure to return the
> metrics of a text string a la gdk_string_extents() but all I could
> find was gimp-text-get-extents. Unfortunately it returns the ascent
> and descent of the font, not of the characters in the current string.

Isn't the first what you want, anyway? I can only guess that the real
problem is that gimp-text clips away part of the bounding box. Try using
-1 as border size, this should leave the standard ascent and descent space
around the charatcers, allowing you to align everything correctly.


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