Accepts a numeric stream and outputs and outputs ASCII characters. Options arguments provide for forced-length messages.
spell takes two optional arguments. The first is a minimum output size. The second is the UTF-8 number of a fill character to put between words and at the end of a word if it is less than the minimum output. The default minimum is 0 (none), and the default fill character is space (32), to use 0 as a fill character, supply a negative number as a second argument.
Sets the minimum output size. Any input that doesn't "spell" to the minimum length is followed by enough fill characters (the default is the space character, 32 in ASCII) to satisfy the minimum requirement.
Specifies the fill character to use instead of 32. If you want to use '0' as a fill character, use any negative number as a second argument to spell.
Common Box Attributes
Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.
background [int] (default: 0)
Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer.adds the object to the background layer, removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.
color [4 floats]
Sets the color for the object box outline.
Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:
0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'
Sets the object's font.
Sets the object's font size (in points).
hidden [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.
Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.
ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.
patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)
Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.
position [2 floats]
Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.
presentation [int] (default: 0)
Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.
presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)
Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.
rect [4 floats]
Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).
size [2 floats]
Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.
Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.
Sets the justification for the object's text.
0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'
The ASCII representation of the input is sent out one character at a time.
|atoi||Convert ASCII characters to integers|
|itoa||Convert integers to UTF-8 (Unicode) characters|
|key||Report keyboard presses|
|keyup||Report key information on release|
|message||Send any message|
|sprintf||Format a message of words and numbers|