Size 1%, set text, normal size = invisible text

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Your username: Crosbyman64

What kind of device are you using?: Apple iPad Pro 11" 2018 (iPad8,1)

1 sentence description of the problem (I was doing _________, and then __________ happened): I was messing with size percentages and found a bug where the text became invisible to the player. I first noticed this in @Spy_Guy_96’s (sorry about the second tag) Super Robo Land game.

Steps that the Hopscotch team can take to reproduce my problem every time:

  1. Add a blank text object
  2. Do Set Size to 1, Set Text to “anything”, then set Size to 100 (the order is key to see this bug in action)
    ….

I expected this to happen: The text to be visible

But instead this happened: It was completely invisible despite its invisibility % being 0%

Here’s a sweet screenshot:
How 'bout a project link instead: Invisible Text Bug (left side is invisible) by Crosbyman64

Affects all text, including emojis

If there are similar reports that I may have not seen, please merge them. I SBIP (Searched Before I Posted).
@omtl

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At the beginning, set size to 0%

Shows normally the text

At the beginning, set size to 1%

Description in OP

At the beginning, set size to 2%

At the beginning, set size to 3% or more

Shows normally the text

@Yuanyuan

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Welp, that proves that 1 and 2% are evil /j

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what da dog doin

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?
wot?


Wow this is interesting…

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-1 still makes it invisible

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Lol they aren’t.

They are just very normal numbers just like every other number

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Which means -2% will probably have the same effect as 2% (black text box bug)

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I just tried it, it doesn’t do that…

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Hm… Does it show as normal, or does it show blurry?

From my understanding

-1% and 1% = invisible
2% = black filled text box
0% = visible
3%+ = visible
x<-1% = ???

Size is set to 100% at the end after text is set.

If text is set before size is set to any small percentage, then it will always be visible.

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No it doesn’t. It just shows the text.

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If you set the second set size for the invisible to 100 then setting the first size to 3 or more will make it blurry but the bigger the number is the less blurry it gets.

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Yep, but that’s a whole different bug. Spy Guy 96 has two projects describing the bug.

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Ok, here’s everything I collected from testing

  • The blurry text when the first set size is between 3% and 100% only occurs if the second set size is 100% or less

  • The black fill on text when the first set size is 2% only occurs if the second set size is greater than 100%, otherwise, it is as invisible as when the first set size is 1% or -1%.

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