[reportlab-users] Text scaling and finding out how much space text will take up

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Wed Nov 1 11:27:21 EST 2006

Chris Withers wrote:
> pier carteri wrote:
>> Hi,
>> you can obtain the width of a string using the canvas method
>> stringwidth(text, font_name, font_size, encoding)
> Cool :-)
> How will this interact with TrueType fonts?

Correctly, as long as you have registered the font ;-)

The code to register TT fonts is in the user guide, Ch3 I think.

- Andy

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