The fillText function

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The fillText function can be used to add text (not just the outline of text) to your canvas. You give three arguments to the function - the text, the X and Y coordinates. But remember that by default the text is left and bottom aligned - so if you give coordinates of [0,0] without changing the alignment you might not see the text because it will be drawn off-canvas.

Arguments to the function

An example

<script>
    window.onload = function ()
    {
        var canvas  = document.getElementById("cvs");
        var context = canvas.getContext('2d');

        context.font = '36pt Arial';
        context.fillText('Some example text', 50,  50);
    }
</script>

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