JDK-8092100 : Text needs to support letter spacing

Andrea Vacondio andrea.vacondio at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 14:12:20 UTC 2021

I'm also interested in this feature and I can also help if help is needed

Il mer 1 set 2021, 12:51 Torbjørn Torsvik <torbjorn at torsvik.net> ha scritto:

> Hi. I'm new to this mailing list. I have read through the rules and
> guidelines. My apologies if I have missed or misinterpreted anything.
> Text (and Label) has no support for letter spacing. This was first noted
> back in 2011 (JDK-8092100, unresolved,
> https://bugs.java.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=8092100), and also
> commented on when a "-fx-letter-spacing" css property was requested in 2014
> (JDK-8090880, unresolved,
> https://bugs.java.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=8090880).
> From what I can tell, the issue has not received much attention. The
> feature might seem minor, but is sorely missed at least by me. I'm
> trying to implement a user interface following google's material design,
> but am unable to follow the typography guidelines (
> https://material.io/design/typography/the-type-system.html#type-scale)
> since letter spacing is not supported. Although admittedly not the most
> noticeable of features, there's a reason for why it's often specified in
> design guidelines. Failure to take it into account will often lead to an
> interface looking "not quite right" (
> https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2020/07/the-designers-guide-to-letter-spacing/
> ).
> I have looked through the source, and have a few ideas for how to implement
> this feature. I gather that before proposing any code change, I should make
> a CSR which must be approved by the lead of this project. I find no
> guidelines detailing what a CSR must include. Will this message suffice?

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