Home » Android » What is meant by Ems? (Android TextView)

What is meant by Ems? (Android TextView)

Posted by: admin March 10, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

What is meant by Ems (related to a TextView)? For example in

android:ems     setEms(int)

Makes the TextView be exactly this many ems wide.

How to&Answers:

android:ems or setEms(n) sets the width of a TextView to fit a text of n ‘M’ letters regardless of the actual text extension and text size. See wikipedia Em unit

but only when the layout_width is set to "wrap_content". Other layout_width values override the ems width setting.

Adding an android:textSize attribute determines the physical width of the view to the textSize * length of a text of n ‘M’s set above.

Answer:

Ems is a typography term, it controls text size, etc. Check here

Answer:

It is the width of the letter M in a given English font size.
So 2em is twice the width of the letter M in this given font.
For a non-English font, it is the width of the widest letter in that font. This width size in pixels is different than the width size of the M in the English font but it is still 1em.
So if I use a text with 12sp in an English font, 1em is relative to this 12sp English font; using an Italian font with 12sp gives 1em that is different in pixels width than the English one.

Answer:

em is the typography unit of font width. one em in a 16-point typeface is 16 points

Answer:

ems is a unit of measurement

The name em was originally a reference to the width of the capital M. It sets the width of a TextView/EditText to fit a text of n ‘M’ letters regardless of the actual text extension and text size.

Eg :

android:ems Makes the EditText be exactly this many ems wide.

<EditText
    android:ems="2"
/>

denotes twice the width of letter M is created.

Answer:

em is basically CSS property for font sizes.

The em and ex units depend on the font and may be different for each
element in the document. The em is simply the font size. In an element
with a 2in font, 1em thus means 2in. Expressing sizes, such as margins
and paddings, in em means they are related to the font size, and if
the user has a big font (e.g., on a big screen) or a small font (e.g.,
on a handheld device), the sizes will be in proportion. Declarations
such as text-indent: 1.5em and margin: 1em are extremely common in
CSS.

Source:https://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/units