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How do I draw "Best-Fit" text inside of a rectangle?

Austin Henggi
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Joined: Jul 08, 2005
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I simply want to draw text inside of a rectangle. Easy. Harder: I would like the text to be as readable (translate: big) as possible with the constraint that it must be contained in the rectangle. I know about getAscent() and getDescent() and how to iterate through font types and sizes to find something that fits. But is there a more efficient / existing code for finding best font size to render a text string in a rectangle so that it is as readable as possible?
Maneesh Godbole
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Check out FontMetrics#stringWidth(String str)


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Darryl Burke
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Or if you need greater accuracy on the bounding rectangle, look into TextLayout (and LineBreakMeasurer?)

No matter how you approach this, obtaining the font size for the "best fit" will still be an iterative process.


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