[reportlab-users] string width

Robin Becker reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Tue, 04 May 2004 10:46:33 +0100

Alexander Blüm wrote:
> hello,
> is there any way of calculating the resulting width of the written or
> to-be-written string using any other font than curier?
> arial, for example has different widths for these
> letters: l,i,J,f,t,W,K  and so on - you get the idea.
There is a string width function.

from reportlab.pdfbase.pdfmetrics import stringWidth
print stringWidth('Hello World','Times-Roman',14)

Robin Becker