A common trick is to draw off screen with R0J0hound's Paster plugin. However, the SpriteFont plugin has an optimization that prevents it from drawing characters if they are outside of the Viewport.
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With Paster partially off of the viewport, and a Spritefont on top, paste the Spritefont into Paster, then move the Paster object over so you can see that the Spritefont text gets clipped.
Text gets clipped
I propose a simple property that would turn off the optimization so that Spritefont can be use offscreen with Paster.
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