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Drawing a Paragraph of Text


import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;
import java.awt.font.LineBreakMeasurer;
import java.awt.font.TextLayout;
import java.text.AttributedString;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

public class Main extends JPanel {

  public void paint(Graphics g) {
    Graphics2D g2d = (Graphics2D) g;
    drawParagraph(g2d, "adfasdfaf", 20);

  void drawParagraph(Graphics2D g, String paragraph, float width) {
    LineBreakMeasurer linebreaker = new LineBreakMeasurer(new AttributedString(paragraph)
        .getIterator(), g.getFontRenderContext());

    int y = 0;
    while (linebreaker.getPosition() < paragraph.length()) {
      TextLayout textLayout = linebreaker.nextLayout(width);

      y += textLayout.getAscent();
      textLayout.draw(g, 0, y);
      y += textLayout.getDescent() + textLayout.getLeading();

  public static void main(String[] args) {

    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Basic Shapes");
    frame.add(new Main());
    frame.setSize(350, 250);


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