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         Imager::Font::Wrap - simple wrapped text output


         use Imager::Font::Wrap;

         my $img = Imager->new(xsize=>$xsize, ysize=>$ysize);

         my $font = Imager::Font->new(file=>$fontfile);

         my $string = "..."; # text with or without newlines

         Imager::Font::Wrap->wrap_text( image  => $img,
                                        font   => $font,
                                        string => $string,
                                        x      => $left,
                                        y      => $top,
                                        width  => $width,
                                        .... );


       This is a simple text wrapper with options to control the layout of text within the line.

       You can control the position, width and height of the text with the "image", "x", "y",
       "width" and "height" options.

       You can simply calculate space usage by setting "image" to "undef", or set "savepos" to
       see how much text can fit within the given "height".

           Draw word-wrapped text.

           ·   "x", "y" - The top-left corner of the rectangle the text is formatted into.
               Defaults to (0, 0).

           ·   "width" - The width of the formatted text in pixels.  Defaults to the horizontal
               gap between the top-left corner and the right edge of the image.  If no image is
               supplied then this is required.

           ·   "height" - The maximum height of the formatted text in pixels.  Not required.

           ·   "savepos" - The amount of text consumed (as a count of characters) will be stored
               into the scalar this refers to.

                 my $pagenum = 1;
                 my $string = "...";
                 my $font = ...;
                 my $savepos;

                 while (length $string) {
                   my $img = Imager->new(xsize=>$xsize, ysize=>$ysize);
                   Imager::Font::Wrap->wrap_text(string=>$string, font=>$font,
                                                 image=>$img, savepos => \$savepos)
                     or die $img->errstr;
                   $savepos > 0
                     or die "Could not fit any text on page\n";
                   $string = substr($string, $savepos);

           ·   "image" - The image to render the text to.  Can be supplied as "undef" or not
               provided to simply calculate the bounding box.

           ·   "font" - The font used to render the text.  Required.

           ·   "size" - The size to render the font in.  Defaults to the size stored in the font
               object.  Required if it isn't stored in the font object.

           ·   "string" - The text to render.  This can contain non-white-space, blanks (ASCII
               0x20), and newlines.

               Newlines must match /(?:\x0A\x0D?|\x0D\x0A?)/.  White-space other than blanks and
               newlines are completely ignored.

           ·   "justify"

               The way text is formatted within each line.  Possible values include:

               ·   "left" - left aligned against the left edge of the text box.

               ·   "right" - right aligned against the right edge of the text box.

               ·   "center" - centered horizontally in the text box.

               ·   fill - all but the final line of the paragraph has spaces expanded so that the
                   line fills from the left to the right edge of the text box.

           ·   "linegap" - Gap between lines of text in pixels.  This is in addition to the size
               from "$font->font_height".  Can be positive or negative.  Default 0.

           Any other parameters are passed onto Imager::Font->draw().

           Returns a list:

             ($left, $top, $right, $bottom)

           which are the bounds of the space used to layout the text.

           If "height" is set then this is the space used within that height.

           You can use this to calculate the space required to format the text before doing it:

             my ($left, $top, $right, $bottom) =
               Imager::Font::Wrap->wrap_text(string => $string,
                                             font   => $font,
                                             width  => $xsize);
             my $img = Imager->new(xsize=>$xsize, ysize=>$bottom);
             Imager::Font::Wrap->wrap_text(string => $string,
                                           font   => $font,
                                           width  => $xsize,
                                           image  => $image);


       Imager::Font can handle UTF-8 encoded text itself, but this module doesn't support that
       (and probably won't).  This could probably be done with regex magic.

       Currently ignores the "sizew" parameter, if you supply one it will be supplied to the
       draw() function and the text will be too short or too long for the "width".

       Uses a simplistic text model, which is why there's no hyphenation, and no tabs.


       Tony Cook <>


       Imager(3), Imager::Font(3)