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Inherits: TextServerExtension < TextServer < RefCounted < Object

A dummy text server that can't render text or manage fonts.


A dummy TextServer interface that doesn't do anything. Useful for freeing up memory when rendering text is not needed, as text servers are resource-intensive. It can also be used for performance comparisons in complex GUIs to check the impact of text rendering.

A dummy text server is always available at the start of a project. Here's how to access it:

var dummy_text_server = TextServerManager.find_interface("Dummy")
if dummy_text_server != null:
    # If the other text servers are unneeded, they can be removed:
    for i in TextServerManager.get_interface_count():
        var text_server = TextServerManager.get_interface(i)
        if text_server != dummy_text_server:

The command line argument --text-driver Dummy (case-sensitive) can be used to force the "Dummy" TextServer on any project.