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How do I outline/stroke text?
Dec 3rd, 2008, 3:44pm
I've tried setting strokeWeight() but that's not working.

I've got white text on top of a changing background.  When the background is dark you can read it, but when the background lightens up the text becomes hard to read if not impossible.  So I'd like to outline the text in black to define it better on light backgrounds.  How do I do this?
Re: How do I outline/stroke text?
Reply #1 - Dec 3rd, 2008, 6:04pm
Text in Processing is bitmap based, so stroke attributes are ignored.
A way to do something like what you want is the classical "draw text twice with offset":

 // Dark
 text(message, 18, 98);
 // Optional
 text(message, 22, 102);
 // Clear
 text(message, 20, 100);
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