I'm using GIMP 2.8 on Xubuntu 12.10. I have been going through the new
manual trying out various features, was experimenting with text-to-path,
and ran into a problem I can't seem to solve.
In my test, I do the following:
* Create a circular selection with the ellipse tool
* Go to the Paths dialog and select selection to path
* Select the text tool and enter the 26 characters a-z at 20 pt
* I right-click in the text box and select "Text along Path"
Only 18 characters, [a-r], are displayed. This seems to cover an arc of
I undo, increase the text point size to 40 pt and reapply to the path and
I get 19 characters, [a-s], covering an arc of about 95-degrees.
I have tried this over and over and always get similar results. Regardless
of how much text I enter, I only get a small initial portion displayed
along the path.
If I start over and create a long linear path with the path tool and then
apply text to it, I still get the same truncated strings.
Note: I do not have this problem with GIMP 2.6.11 on my Solaris system.
1: Any idea how I can get my entire text string to convert to the path, or
is this a bug?
2: Any good reason why the "Path from Text" and "Text along Path" buttons
were removed from the Text Tool Options menu?
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