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#### getting character width of monospaced font with pdflib

Hi all,

I'm using an old version of pdflib (2001) under Java, and right now
I'm unable to provide the exact version, sorry.

Is there a way to get the character width of a monospaced font? In
Java I would use something like this:

Font f = ...;
Graphics g = ...;
g.setFont(font);
FontMetrics fm = g.getFontMetrics();
int charWidth = fm.charWidth('A');

Is there something equivalent for pdflib??? Can anybody help, please?

Cheers
Philip

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Philip Stadler wrote:

> I'm using an old version of pdflib (2001) under Java, and right now
> I'm unable to provide the exact version, sorry.

Updating to some slightly newer version may be a good idea.
In any case, p.get_parameter("version", 0) will tell you the
version number.

> Is there a way to get the character width of a monospaced font? In
> Java I would use something like this:
>
>     Font f = ...;
>     Graphics g = ...;
>     g.setFont(font);
>     FontMetrics fm = g.getFontMetrics();
>     int charWidth = fm.charWidth('A');
>
> Is there something equivalent for pdflib??? Can anybody help, please?

The stringwidth() method will provide the width of a (single- or
multi-character) string, regardless of whether the font is
monospaced or not.

Thomas

P.S.: The PDFlib mailing list is a better place for all PDFlib-
related questions.

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