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function unicodeWidth

Use unicodeWidth from std/cli instead. This will be removed once the Standard Library migrates to JSR.

import { unicodeWidth } from "";

Calculate the physical width of a string in a TTY-like environment. This is useful for cases such as calculating where a line-wrap will occur and underlining strings.

The physical width is given by the number of columns required to display the string. The number of columns a given unicode character occupies can vary depending on the character itself.


Calculating the unicode width of a string

import { unicodeWidth } from "";

unicodeWidth("hello world"); // 11
unicodeWidth("天地玄黃宇宙洪荒"); // 16
unicodeWidth("fullwidth"); // 18

Calculating the unicode width of a color-encoded string

import { unicodeWidth } from "";
import { stripAnsiCode } from "";

unicodeWidth(stripAnsiCode("\x1b[36mголубой\x1b[39m")); // 7
unicodeWidth(stripAnsiCode("\x1b[31m紅色\x1b[39m")); // 4
unicodeWidth(stripAnsiCode("\x1B]8;;\x07🦕\x1B]8;;\x07")); // 2

Use stripAnsiCode to remove ANSI escape codes from a string before passing it to unicodeWidth.


str: string

The string to measure.



The unicode width of the string.