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Created: cyke64 (19 Mar 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (31 May 2013)

Sometimes you want some text and image together, you need to use canvas. However, there's no way to calculate the length of text and wrap them properly. Simo's dashboard provide a solution to this using his akntextutils C++ extension.

from akntextutils import wrap_text_to_array
# long_str is a long string to be wrapped
lines = wrap_text_to_array(long_str, 'dense', 176)
x, y = 2, 0
for line in lines:
y += 14
canvas.text((x, y), line, font='dense')

Issue : With 3rd Edition there's a bug in the font displaying so you can use akntextutils module. Fortunately there's a workaround : you can use the unofficial enhanced graphics module from GameDude.

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