[GRASS-user] Label difficulties

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Fri Aug 31 13:50:11 EDT 2007

I managed to get the box to 'follow the label' now when you pick different
alignments. Hopefully this will finish off this issue. Thanks for your help
in identifying and solving it.


On 8/29/07 2:50 AM, "Hamish" <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hamish wrote:
>>> maybe a way to process the text string with formatting codes to
>>> newlines automatically? (tcl is string friendly, so search and
>>> replace shouldn't  be too hard, although I've no idea how)
> Ivan wrote:
>>         It's rather simple:
>> % set a {1\n2}
>> 1\n2
>> % subst -nocommands -novariables $a
>> 1
>> 2
>> %
> Thanks Ivan, that works! Applied in 6.3cvs.
> The border box still needs to be updated to count the number of lines in
> the string and adjust the background box width and height accordingly. For
> now you can just turn off the background box.
> Bug: I notice that if you try and change the PS label background box
> color or font color it just gets reset when you redraw the display.
> I've little idea about Tcl/Tk so I must leave these small tasks for
> someone else. The "sample" label file that comes with Spearfish has a
> \n newline in it to test with.
> I would hold off backporting the fixes to the 6.2.x branch until it is
> all working in 6.3cvs, then do it as a single patch.
> Hamish

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
Arizona State University

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