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are there any methods of figuring out how "large" a piece of typeset textual data will be?

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  • Subject: [mg70660] are there any methods of figuring out how "large" a piece of typeset textual data will be?
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 01:20:12 -0400 (EDT)

... after the front end gets done formatting it?

I was thinking about getting the front end to spit out an equivalent
EPS for the text and extracting the size from that, but I don't know
if I can do it properly. Is there an easy method? Perhaps via some
kind of API?

The context for this question is that I am trying to generate "labels"
(expressions) for nodes in a graph. I am trying to diagram functions.

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