strange text problem

Chris Sheffield cmsheffield at me.com
Tue Nov 1 12:06:29 EDT 2011


Unfortunately that didn't work. I did try setting the width of the text field to the formattedWidth, which seems to help, but I've still got the shifting going on sometimes. It's almost as if by changing the color of a chunk it's causing the field to wrap its text differently. Very strange.

Any other suggestions?

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Chris Sheffield
Read Naturally, Inc.
www.readnaturally.com

On Oct 31, 2011, at 3:56 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Have you tried explicitly setting the textColor of all text in the field to
> your default before setting the textColor of the next string?  Perhaps
> resetting the text to the default (or empty) in between updates will get
> around the problem.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
> 
> 
> 
> Recently, Chris Sheffield wrote:
> 
>> Wondering if anyone has a fix for this one.
>> 
>> I'm working on an iOS app for iPad. I've got a block of text (a story) in a
>> text field. I'm changing the color of sentences in time with audio that is
>> playing. As the color changes, the text is shifting, almost as if the size of
>> the text is changing slightly. All I'm doing is setting the textColor of a
>> chunk of text. Something like:
>> 
>> set the textColor of word 1 to 8 of fld "text" to blue
>> 
>> I am not applying a font size or style or anything like that. The problem does
>> not occur in the LiveCode IDE as far as I can tell. Only in the iOS simulator
>> and on the device.
>> 
>> Has anyone done anything similar? Can the problem be fixed? I don't know if
>> it's just a matter of finding the right dimensions for my field and/or a
>> combination of text size and text height? Right now the field is 600 pixels in
>> width. The font is Arial, size 20, and the text height is set to 28.
>> 
>> Any suggestions would be welcome.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
>> 
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>> Chris Sheffield
>> Read Naturally, Inc.
>> www.readnaturally.com
>> 
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