[TIMOB-1618] Android: Expose Ti.UI.Label.minimumFontSize for Parity

GitHub Issuen/a
Resolution Date2017-01-27T23:46:09.000+0000
Affected Version/sn/a
Fix Version/sRelease 6.1.0
Labelsparity, tbs-1.8.2
ReporterRalf Pfeiffer
AssigneeHans Knöchel


https://developer.appcelerator.com/apidoc/mobile/latest/Titanium.UI.Label-object"> https://developer.appcelerator.com/apidoc/mobile/latest/Titanium.UI... lists in properties:

minimumFontSize     int

the minimum size of the font when the font is sized
based on the contents. Enables font scaling to fit
and forces the label content to be limited to a single line

This is extremely useful, however it appears to only be implemented on iOS; the property is never even checked in the Android code.


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  1. Brion Vibber 2011-04-15

    Assigning tickets affecting StatusNet to our support contact per request.

    We have worked around this for the moment using a hack scaling based on string length, but this obviously won't be very exact and could fail due to variable font metrics, etc.

    Bug on StatusNet side: http://status.net/open-source/issues/2592">http://status.net/open-source/issues/2592

  2. Robby 2011-04-15

    Agreed that it's not a super crucial issue, but I'm using minimumFontSize for at least 20 labels that can have variable text. I did the hack as well on the 2 or 3 most important ones, but it's definitely a huge time and effort (and bug) saver to have it.

  3. Robby 2011-04-15

    Brian: does you hack take in a font size and label width and calculate the scaled font size from that? if so, would you mind sharing the code? I've developed one of my own but yours is probably much better.

  4. Brion Vibber 2011-04-15

    My hack's been pretty manual, scaling the font size down based on the character length of the label beyond a hand-estimated 'maximum chars that should fit'. :) As with yours, I only did it on one or two high-priority labels.

    A proper implementation should be using font metrics by asking the system how big that chunk of text would be rendered at a given font size, then keep bumping the size down until it fits in the available space. That could possibly be done by bumping around the size of a transparent or hidden label, but that's probably slower and nastier than having the Java-side code do it.

  5. Robby 2011-04-15

    Sounds good. Mine's about the same (I estimate the text width based on a pixel length of an average character for that fontSize and fontWeight (bold or regular)...then scale from that...definitely a kludge. :)

  6. Ketan Majmudar 2011-12-19 This is another parity issue which is affecting an app I am building in RC3
  7. Ketan Majmudar 2011-12-19 I would say if its not going to be scheduled for fixing that, the documentation state that its iOS only - I've tested this does not work on a label using RC3 & using Google APIS 2.3.3
  8. Arthur Evans 2011-12-19 Note that this property is documented as iOS only in the 1.8 RC2 docs: http://developer.appcelerator.com/apidoc/mobile/ Labeled as a parity bug so it comes up in the appropriate searches. Would be good to get this scheduled.
  9. Be Rushton 2014-11-03 +1 for a fix to this
  10. Tim Poulsen 2014-12-01 Community PR for this: https://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/pull/5909
  11. Hans Knöchel 2016-12-30 Fixed the merge conflicts, updated the indentation and the docs. Updated PR: https://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/pull/8724 Demo:
        var win = Ti.UI.createWindow({
            backgroundColor: 'white'
        var label = Ti.UI.createLabel({
            text: 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore',
            minimumFontSize: 6,
            width: 200,
            height: 30,
            color: "#333"
  12. Lokesh Choudhary 2017-02-01 Verified the fix with SDK 6.1.0.v20170131132207 Closing. Appc Studio : SDK Version : 6.1.0.v20170131132207 Mac OS Version : 10.12.2 Xcode Version : Xcode 8.2.1 Build version 8C1002 Appc CLI AND Appc NPM : {"NPM":"4.2.9-1","CLI":"6.1.0"} Ti CLI : 5.0.11 Alloy : 1.9.5 Node : v4.6.0 Nexus 6 running 6.0.1, Pixel 7.1.1

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