As a partial answer to the original question, if you can get hold of a path
version of your text (vector) you can paint the path with a brush using
wide spacing between strokes. This creates dots along the path.
I just can't think of a way to get a single line path for text in the first
place. My usual solution would be colour selecting the desired outline and
turning selection to path. This would create an outline (double line) path,
though, which is probably not what you want.
Or the lower transparency option as mentioned by Jay would make much sense
and be less work too.
On 26 Oct 2012 04:03, "Jay Smith" <j...@jaysmith.com> wrote:
> On 10/25/2012 10:53 AM, komsinica wrote:
>> I am using Gimp to create worksheets for kids learning a foreign
>> language. I would like to make my text dotted so kids can trace it to
>> practice writing. I am using a Cyrillic alphabet so a dotted font is not
>> an option for me. It would have to be done by manipulating the text.
>> Thank you very much.
> I would suggest completely rethinking your approach to the problem.
> Sometimes the answer is in simplicity.
> Consider either printing the text in a _pale_ color, or if you only wish
> to use "black" printing, consider setting the "color" of the text to a
> light "color", but printing it on a black printer -- the result will be
> some shade of gray.
> The students could then trace around the outside of the pale color / gray
> Would this work and solve the problem without having to create anything
> Furthermore, this solution does not involve Gimp or any image program. You
> can do this in any word processor program.
> Best of luck. Educating children in different languages is very important
> work -- something that has been mostly forgotten in the USA.
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