[html5] Measure tons of text in a fast way
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Feb 11 12:26:04 PST 2011
On Tue, 18 Jan 2011, Sebastian Werner wrote:
> What we need would be a method to measure text. The text only have basic
> font formatting (font-family, line-height, font-size, font-style, etc.)
> and all styles which should be respected are locally applied or can be
> given through a method.
You can do this using the 2dcontext.measureText() method of the <canvas>
element. Currently it will only give you the width, but we'll be adding
more metrics over time.
> Alexander ("bga_" on Twitter) already suggested to use
> Canvas.measureText, but this does not support any of the CSS font styles
> which are important for my use case.
Which ones in particular?
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