You may also want to find a monospace font to use, this way you can calculate the space required for the word, since each letter will take up equal space. That should allow for a grid like layout to become possible. Rotation will be another monster.
Has anyone else used emojis in unicode text before? Gave it a shot and they work fine on Sierra, exactly as you'd expect. On Windows 10, though, they show up as black & white line drawings in the the actor inputs & outputs and when using Text/ure, but aren't recognized at all by Text Draw. Is this even an bug (should I submit it?), or just something strange about Windows?