Chapter 17. Text

 

“I could entertain future historians by saying I think all this superstring stuff is crazy.”

 
 --Richard Feynman

In this chapter:

  • Storing text in a String object.

  • Basic String functionality.

  • Creating and loading fonts.

  • Displaying text.

Where do Strings come from?

In Chapter 15, we explored a new object data type built into the Processing environment for dealing with images—PImage. In this chapter, we will introduce another new data type, another class we get for free with Processing, called String.

The String class is not a completely new concept. We have dealt with Strings before whenever we have printed some text to the message window or loaded an image from a file.

 println("printing some text to the message window!"); // Printing a ...

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