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Calculate text length

Nicholas Turner
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Joined: May 24, 2003
Posts: 126
I need to in jsp or a servlet calculate the width of a string if i know the font size,type and string?
how would I do this?
Andy Bowes
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Joined: Jan 14, 2003
Posts: 171
I don't think that there is anyway to do this within a servlet as the rendering of the HTML is performed by the client's browser.
The width of a field or portion of text is determined by all sorts of variables such as the fonts that are actually installed on the clients PC, the preferred text size set by the user etc... This information is not passed to the servlet at all therefore the width cannot be determined.
Sorry I can't provide a solution


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