Available since: Gideros 2017.10
Class: FontBase


Compute the layout of the given text according to a given rectangular region size, layout flags and other parameters.

Refer to TextField:setLayout for a description of the arguments.

The returned table contains the following fields:

  • x,y,w,h: Computed bounding box of the full text
  • lines: The number of lines used to display the text
  • parts: Information about individual chunks of texts

Each table in the part field of the returned table describes the placement of chunks of text. Their fields are:

  • text: The text to display in this chunk
  • x,y,w,h: Computed bounding box of this chunk
  • dx,dy: Coordinates to draw this chunk at
  • sep: separator character that came just after this chunk in text block
  • line: line number this chunk belongs to

(table) = FontBase:layoutText(text,width,height,flags,letterSpacing,lineSpacing,tabSpace,breakChar)


text: (string)
width: (number)
height: (number)
flags: (number, default=FontBase.TLF_NOWRAP)
letterSpacing: (number, default = 0)
lineSpacing: (number, default = 0)
tabSpace: (number, default = 4)
breakChar: (string) optional

Return values

Returns (table) A table describing how to draw the given text.