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Fix for wrap difference java 6 vs java 7 (letter wrap).

Java 7 shows wrap behaviour difference in JEditorPane/JTextPane.

From forums: In all versions of Java up to 6, the default behaviour of a JTextPane put inside a JScrollPane was: wrap lines at word boundaries if possible. If not, then wrap them anyway.

In JDK 7, the default behaviour seems to be: wrap lines at word boundaries if possible. If not, just expand the width of the JTextPane (never wrap long words).

The link shows the issue on oracle's forums

The reason of such behavior change is changed minimal label view size calculation. Java 7 supposes thah lable can't be smaller than longest word. Changing the minimum size calculation did the trick and restored original behavior (existing before java 7). The demo screenshot shows how it works after the change.

The source code of the fix.

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.text.*;
import java.awt.*;
public class WrapTestApp extends JFrame {
    public static void main ( String[] args ) {
        new WrapTestApp();
    public WrapTestApp () {
        getContentPane().setLayout(new BorderLayout());
        JTextPane jtp = new JTextPane();
        jtp.setEditorKit(new WrapEditorKit());
        JScrollPane jsp = new JScrollPane(jtp);
        getContentPane().add(jsp, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    class WrapEditorKit extends StyledEditorKit {
        ViewFactory defaultFactory=new WrapColumnFactory();
        public ViewFactory getViewFactory() {
            return defaultFactory;
    class WrapColumnFactory implements ViewFactory {
        public View create(Element elem) {
            String kind = elem.getName();
            if (kind != null) {
                if (kind.equals(AbstractDocument.ContentElementName)) {
                    return new WrapLabelView(elem);
                } else if (kind.equals(AbstractDocument.ParagraphElementName)) {
                    return new ParagraphView(elem);
                } else if (kind.equals(AbstractDocument.SectionElementName)) {
                    return new BoxView(elem, View.Y_AXIS);
                } else if (kind.equals(StyleConstants.ComponentElementName)) {
                    return new ComponentView(elem);
                } else if (kind.equals(StyleConstants.IconElementName)) {
                    return new IconView(elem);
            // default to text display
            return new LabelView(elem);
    class WrapLabelView extends LabelView {
        public WrapLabelView(Element elem) {
        public float getMinimumSpan(int axis) {
            switch (axis) {
                case View.X_AXIS:
                    return 0;
                case View.Y_AXIS:
                    return super.getMinimumSpan(axis);
                    throw new IllegalArgumentException("Invalid axis: " + axis);