Text manipulations are very limited in Defold. At the moment at runtime you can only change a few parameters for a label: colors and size.
But there are so many more options to alter: pivot, line break, font, leading/tracking, blend mode.
Additionally there is no way to generate a new font to change actual font, font size, outline and shadow options.
All of this is needed for a more flexible workflow, where you are not required to duplicate lots of components just to be able to format text. Chat windows, story telling, rich text textboxes, downloaded text with styling, adapting for multiple resolutions.
Can we please have more dynamic texts? I understand it lowers performance (time to regenerate all of this), but it’s better to take a hit with performance than not be able to make the product in the first place.