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gws923

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This has been requested before.. but: Multi-line Text alignment
« on: February 09, 2017, 02:28:04 am »
Hi there.  I'd just like to re-raise this issue.

I would love to be able to have an sf::Text with a multiline string have a function to "center" the text.

In other words
it would look like
this.

It is very much a bummer that I have to use a separate sf::Text for every line of my ~100 line credits...

Any update on this idea?

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Re: This has been requested before.. but: Multi-line Text alignment
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 12:58:41 pm »
Multi-line text alignment wouldn't look much different than your own custom solution with multiple sf::Text, the only difference is that the later you have to write it. ;)

It's something we might investigate further at one point, but there are a lot more important features and issues to take care of first.
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Re: This has been requested before.. but: Multi-line Text alignment
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 01:18:49 pm »
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Multi-line text alignment wouldn't look much different than your own custom solution with multiple sf::Text, the only difference is that the later you have to write it.
It wouldn't look different, but it would draw with a single vertex array instead of one per line ;)
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Re: This has been requested before.. but: Multi-line Text alignment
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 04:21:15 pm »
It wouldn't look different, but it would draw with a single vertex array instead of one per line ;)
True, but it felt more like the emphasis was on using multiple sf::Text objects as opposed to having performance issues. ;)
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Re: This has been requested before.. but: Multi-line Text alignment
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 07:09:11 pm »
Multi-line text alignment wouldn't look much different than your own custom solution with multiple sf::Text, the only difference is that the later you have to write it. ;)

It's something we might investigate further at one point, but there are a lot more important features and issues to take care of first.

Word.  I figured it was a low priority sort of issue.  Guess I'll get crackin'!

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Re: This has been requested before.. but: Multi-line Text alignment
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2023, 12:39:12 am »
Any progress on this yet? I honestly don't see any benefit to using a single text object since you can't adjust the position of the next character without messing with the sf::Text object itself. My other idea was to use whitespace as filler for each newline and remove a space for each character entered, but that's hard to make work.