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A jQuery-free component that quickly fits single and multi-line text to the width (and optionally height) of its container.

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textFit v2.1.0

A fast, jQuery-free text sizing component that quickly fits single and multi-line text to the width (and optionally height) of its container.

Example

Browser Support

textFit supports IE9+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and most mobile browsers. If you find an incompatibility, please file an issue.

If you require IE <= 8 support, please use the jQuery version. Functionality is identical between v1.0 and v2.0, the only change was the removal of the jQuery dependency.

Changelog

v2.1

  • Reworked alignVert.
  • reProcess is now true by default. Set to false if you want to fire-and-forget on potentially processed nodes. This was originally false by default because it was being used in an infinite scrolling list.

v2.0

  • Removed jQuery dependency.

Usage

<div class="box" style="width:300px;height:300px">
  Fit me, I am some text
</div>
// textFit accepts arrays
textFit(document.getElementsByClassName('box'));
// or single DOM elements
textFit(document.getElementsByClassName('box')[0]);
// Use jQuery selectors if you like.
textFit($('#box')[0])

The text will scale until it reaches the horizontal or vertical bounds of the box. Explicit width and height styles are required in order to fit the text.

Advanced Usage

Multiline Strings

If your text has multiple lines, textFit() will automatically detect that and disable white-space: no-wrap! No changes are necessary.

<div class="box" style="width:300px;height:300px">
  This text <br>
  Has multiple lines <br>
  Fit me!
</div>
textFit(document.getElementsByClassName('box'))

If, for some reason, the automatic detection is not working out for you, use the following to explicitly turn on multiLine fitting:

textFit(document.getElementsByClassName('box'), {multiLine: true})

Horizontal/Vertical Centering

<div class="box" style="width:300px;height:300px">
  This text <br>
  Has multiple lines <br>
  And wants to be centered horizontally and vertically<br>
  Fit me!
</div>
textFit(document.getElementsByClassName('box'), {alignHoriz: true, alignVert: true})

Minimum and Maximum Sizes

Sometimes you want to make sure that your text remains sanely sizes if it is very short or very long. textFit has you covered:

<div class="box" style="width:300px;height:300px">
  Short Text
</div>
textFit(document.getElementsByClassName('box'), {minFontSize:10, maxFontSize: 50})

Implementation Details

textFit determines reasonable minimum and maximum bounds for your text. The defaults are listed below.

To ensure accurate results with various font-faces, line-heights, and letter-spacings, textFit resizes the text until it fits the box as accurately as possible. Unlike many similar plugins, textFit uses binary search to find the correct fit, which speeds the process significantly. textFit() is fast enough to use in production websites.

Default Settings

From the source, for reference:

settings = {
    alignVert: false, // if true, textFit will align vertically using css tables
    alignHoriz: false, // if true, textFit will set text-align: center
    multiLine: false, // if true, textFit will not set white-space: no-wrap
    detectMultiLine: true, // disable to turn off automatic multi-line sensing
    minFontSize: 6,
    maxFontSize: 80,
    reProcess: true, // if true, textFit will re-process already-fit nodes. Set to 'false' for better performance
    widthOnly: false // if true, textFit will fit text to element width, regardless of text height
};

License

MIT

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