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[REBOL] Re: Justifying text

From: carl:cybercraft at: 15-Dec-2002 23:36

On 15-Dec-02, Gabriele Santilli wrote:
> Hi Carl, > On Sunday, December 15, 2002, 1:02:33 AM, you wrote: >> And that simplified things a lot, as did adding background >> the text faces so I could see exactly what was >> happening. > Why are you using two faces per line?
Consider a line of 10 characters that's five pixels short of the width you want the line to be. If you set font/space to 1x0, that'd add nine pixels to the width of the line, (1 between each character), which would make it too wide. What you need to do is add 1 pixel between the first six characters and leave the following four spaces at 0x0 - hence the need for two faces. And using two faces means you need padding between them as well. Does that make sense? (: There's a lot of other ways you could do this I guess, such as a face per word and using the padding between them to get the width right, but that'd mean much more than two faces per line in most cases. -- Carl Read