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Centering Text on image

Divya Guttikonda
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Joined: Mar 09, 2005
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I am using com.mullassery.imaging.Imaging package in my java program.I am overlaying a text on the image.But what i need is to center the text when overlaying.It can span to any number of lines so the problem is i cant specify the x and y co-ordinates.Does anybody know if there is any existing functionality to center the text.Please help.
Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9189

Never heard of it.
Using the J2SE packages, I've used Graphics to get the size of an image, then the FontMetrics class to determine the size of the string. Subtract the string size from the size of the image and divide by two. Of course, doing multiple lines requires some more calculations, but the information is all there in those two classes.

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