TextAlign not working in fields

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Wed Jul 18 16:32:38 CEST 2018

LC Community:

I filed a bug yesterday: https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=21426

This seems to me to be a pretty serious bug, however, Panos enlightened
me that there is a nearly identical bug from 2013 (see
https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=11345). This bug - namely
if you have a long line of text in a field, whether wrap is on or off,
scrolling does not work as expected when the text is center or right
aligned. You can not scroll to see all the text. It is rendered outside
the boundaries of the scrollable areas of the field!

This bug has apparently been present since at least version 6.7.11 and
perhaps earlier and yet is still present in LiveCode 9.

Without starting a general thread on how good or not good LiveCode is at
fixing bugs (personally I think they do a fine job with limited
resources), I am asking whether others have run into these bugs and what
you may have done for a work-around?

In my specific case, we are creating a "frequency" cloud (or work cloud)
where certain words/phrases are shown in larger text relative to how
offten they occur. This looks best when the text is one long lone,
wrapped and centered. If you look at the sample stack for bug 21426 with
the text centered (there is a button for that) and resize large so all
the text fits, you'll see what it (should) look like.

Does any one else need this bug fixed?

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