android compute field height

Tom Glod tom at
Fri Jun 23 19:35:35 EDT 2023

Android font rendering is the stuff of nightmares.
Important things to remember:
The smaller the font the less control you have over how it renders in the
it helps to have showborder OFF
and it helpts to manually set the margins for each side. 4,4,4,4 instead of
You can probably wrestle it into submission.
Good luck.

On Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 9:17 AM Mike Kerner via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> is there a formula to compute what the height of a textInput area
> should be on android, based on the font size?
> there isn't an autoFit, and there does not seem to be a simple formula to
> use.
> i'm computing what the height "should be" based on whether a scroll
> bar is rendered
> example:
> 14 point -> 37 px
> 18 point -> 43 px
> 24 point -> 51 px
> 30 point -> 59 px
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