For the width of a string, with this version of Vuo it's probably better to calculate the amount of characters in each string like you started yes. The next version of Vuo should allow text layers to scale and their sizes will probably be easier to measure.
So calculating the amount of characters and the next step is to sort the list, I tried using the dictionary built-in nodes but I'm getting a bug (joining the composition for the team, no output from the dictionary) but using Martinus Magneson's amazing custom list nodes, it's pretty easy !
So you need to install these nodes in order to use the composition I'm sending you, so for that :
@alexmitchellmus ok. Sad Vulkan is not something you can just embed with your software and hop have it to work on mac ;)
@Superflea yeah but some people here in the community, me not included, but some massively voted for Vuo on Windows.
And also funded Vuo with that in mind.
And it could also make the Vuo community grow bigger.
With Apple making strange choices in regard of the macs and with some PC like Mi Notebooks starting to look good, sometimes myself I wonder if I will always stick to Apple.
But yeah in some feature, I wonder what strategy Vuo will have to go if it wants to make use of more modern GPU low level and more powerful API's