DarkRP HUD - Shorten Name in Lua (HELP!)

Hello Facepunch Community,
I have the problem and i really couldn’t find any help on this yet.

I want to make a HUD, i know how to display and design everything, but when a player has a name too long for the HUD, it sticks out
Now i want to make this, if PlayerName > 6 then (get first 6 Letters and add an ...)

I just need a way to get the Length of the Name in numbers, the rest i can do alone...

Thank you in Advance!
Wip

The fastest method would be the length # operator. For strings, it gives the amount of characters in it.

[lua]
local temp = “hello”;
print( #temp );
[/lua]