So I use Paint's measureText() method to measure the width of a segment of text, but I wanted to measure text based on a certain text size. Say I wanted to get the width of a text segment that will be 20 scaled pixels when it occupies a certain TextView. I tried the following:
Paint paint = new Paint(); paint.setTextSize(20); paint.measureText("sample text");
However, it does not seem to be working. I believe it is returning a width with respect to a smaller text size. I feel like I'm missing something that will make me slap myself in the face and yell herp derp.
You need to get the densityMultiplier like so:
final float densityMultiplier = getContext().getResources().getDisplayMetrics().density; final float scaledPx = 20 * densityMultiplier; paint.setTextSize(scaledPx); final float size = paint.measureText("sample text");