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Calculate text length

 
Nicholas Turner
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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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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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