Paint.getTextBounds() returns to big height


<strong>EDIT: The problem came from the emulator, the error did not appear on a real device :(</strong>

I'm trying to draw some text in a custom view and must there for measure it but the value of the Paint.getTextBounds() returns a height which is about 30% higher then the actual text which gives everything a quirky look.

I found this: <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7549182/android-paint-measuretext-vs-gettextbounds" rel="nofollow">Android Paint: .measureText() vs .getTextBounds()</a> and tried to add the solution code to my own onDraw and saw that i the same measuring error as in my code. Here is a picture of the result: <img alt="enter image description here" class="b-lazy" data-src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/mliLV.png" data-original="https://i.stack.imgur.com/mliLV.png" src="https://etrip.eimg.top/images/2019/05/07/timg.gif" />

Compare with: <img alt="enter image description here" class="b-lazy" data-src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/CPXhA.png" data-original="https://i.stack.imgur.com/CPXhA.png" src="https://etrip.eimg.top/images/2019/05/07/timg.gif" /> The image is copied from <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7549182/android-paint-measuretext-vs-gettextbounds" rel="nofollow">Android Paint: .measureText() vs .getTextBounds()</a>

Note the spacing above the text in the first picture. Any Ideas what might be causing this? Or are there alternative ways to measure height of a drawn string?

Here is the onDraw method:

@Override public void onDraw(Canvas canvas){ // canvas.drawColor(color_Z1); // r.set(0, 0, (int)(width*progress), height); // paint.setColor(color_Z2); //// canvas.drawRect(r, paint); // textPaint.getTextBounds(text, 0, text.length(), r); // canvas.drawRect(r, paint); // canvas.drawText(text, 0, r.height(), textPaint); final String s = "Hello. I'm some text!"; Paint p = new Paint(); Rect bounds = new Rect(); p.setTextSize(60); p.getTextBounds(s, 0, s.length(), bounds); float mt = p.measureText(s); int bw = bounds.width(); Log.i("LCG", String.format( "measureText %f, getTextBounds %d (%s)", mt, bw, bounds.toShortString()) ); bounds.offset(0, -bounds.top); p.setStyle(Style.STROKE); canvas.drawColor(0xff000080); p.setColor(0xffff0000); canvas.drawRect(bounds, p); p.setColor(0xff00ff00); canvas.drawText(s, 0, bounds.bottom, p); }


i didnot test your code but i dont see any problems with Paint.getTextBounds():

public class TextBoundsTest extends View { private Paint paint; private Rect bounds; public TextBoundsTest(Context context) { super(context); paint = new Paint(Paint.ANTI_ALIAS_FLAG); paint.setTextSize(32); bounds = new Rect(); } @Override protected void onDraw(Canvas canvas) { String text = "this is my text"; paint.getTextBounds(text, 0, text.length(), bounds); Log.d(TAG, "onDraw " + bounds); int x = (getWidth() - bounds.width()) / 2; int y = 70; paint.setColor(0xff008800); bounds.offset(x, y); canvas.drawRect(bounds, paint); paint.setColor(0xffeeeeee); canvas.drawText(text, x, y, paint); } }

add this in Activity.onCreate:

TextBoundsTest view = new TextBoundsTest(this); setContentView(view);

the result is: <img alt="enter image description here" class="b-lazy" data-src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/1wbqK.png" data-original="https://i.stack.imgur.com/1wbqK.png" src="https://etrip.eimg.top/images/2019/05/07/timg.gif" />


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