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setting character width gap between characters in jtextpane

mark goking
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hi all, just wondering if it is possible to set a space character's width when painted in a jtextpane?

this is because i want to draw a fat symbol on the space character


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Darryl Burke
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If the JTextPane (not jtextpane) has a HTMLDocument, you can use & n b s p ; (without the spaces) along with one (or flanked by two) normal space characters.

edit The nbsp is parsed even within code tags?


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mark goking
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no. i dont want that. i actually am going to draw/paint a symbol to replace the space

im guessing you have to customize the View but if there is a way to set a space character's width without creating a custom View, that is what i am looking for
Campbell Ritchie
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Darryl Burke wrote: . . . The nbsp is parsed even within code tags?
I tried it and I had it parsed inside code tags too.
mark goking
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this is what im following

http://java-sl.com/showpar.html

however, the middle dot is so small. i want to replace it with a bigger symbol
Rob Spoor
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Simply escape the & with & when posting:  


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Stanislav Lapitsky
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It's possible by custom GlyphPainter. See for example http://java-sl.com/gp_effects.html
You can use the same approach to enlarge space only.
mark goking
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thanks. will check this
 
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