except that (in general) FOP does not use AWT to obtain font metrics

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Bonekrusher <djseek@yahoo.com> wrote:
You can right an extension in Java and use Font Metrics... I wrote this a
while back, so it might need to be updated. This example will return the
width of a String.

import java.awt.Font;
import java.awt.FontMetrics;
import java.awt.Toolkit;

public class StringLength {

        public static void main(String[] args) throws NumberFormatException {

                if(args.length < 2){
                        System.out.println("StringLength <string> <int font size>");
                        getStringLength(args[0], Integer.parseInt(args[1]));


        public static int getStringLength(String str, int size){

                Toolkit toolkit =  Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit();
                int stringlen = 0;
                Font font = new Font("Arial", Font.PLAIN, 9);
                FontMetrics fontMetrics = toolkit.getFontMetrics(font);
                System.out.println ("[Stylesheet Info] Calculating width for: " + str + ":
"  + fontMetrics.stringWidth(str));
                stringlen = fontMetrics.stringWidth(str);
                return stringlen;


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