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A text and image layout library for LÖVE
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Fix crash when macro appears at end of string. Whitespace.
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richtext.lua Fix crash when macro appears at end of string. Whitespace. Apr 16, 2018
sample.png -update to suppor a standard color May 21, 2014
test.bat -Testcase added Nov 5, 2014 -Testcase added Nov 5, 2014

richtext is a text and image formatting library for the LÖVE framework.


local rich = require 'richtext'

rt = rich:new{"Hello {green}world{red}, {smile} {big}Big text.", 200,
              black = {0, 0, 0}, green = {0, 255, 0},
              big =, red = {255, 0, 0},
              smile ='smile.png')}

function love.draw()
    rt:draw(10, 10)


local rich = require 'richtext'

local initialcolor = {255,255,255,255}

local textmacros = {} = {0, 0, 0} = {0, 255, 0} = {255, 0, 0}
textmacros.big =
textmacros['smile.png'] ='smile.png')

rt = rich:new( {"Hello {green}world{red}, {smile} {big}Big text.", 200, textmacros }, initialcolor )

function love.draw()
    rt:draw(10, 10)


  • automatically pads images to PO2, without any alignment problems

  • wraps words and images together

current issues

  • richtext is still not well-tested

  • word wrapping might not be optimally done, because it always splits the first word, which might lead to a lot of splitting (the end result is fine, though)

  • words keep their final space in wrapping, which may cause words to be wrapped just a bit too soon

  • any initial text color (other than white) has to be specified manually by starting text


Copyright (c) 2010 Robin Wellner, (c) 2014 Florian Fischer

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

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  2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.

  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

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