On 01/29/2013 10:07 PM, AllForGimpbut wrote:
I've tried this a number of times and it was successful. This time nothing I try
is successful.

Problem: want some text along a circular path and the result of "text to path"
is ALWAYS text is truncated at the 19th character.

GIMP 2.8.2 on Ubuntu 12.11

1. create a new background
2. make a circular selection
3. issue "select / to path" command
4. issue "select / none" command
5. create my text, 35 characters long on one line
6. issue "text / along path" command

The text ALWAYS starts at the 12 o'clock position and is ALWAYS cut off at the
19th character!

Any solutions anyone?

On the original circle the text cuts off at the 4 o'clock position.

If I make the circle larger the text is still cut off at the 19th character but:
- It starts at 12 o'clock and is cut off at 2 o'clock

If I make the circle smaller the text is still cut off at the 19th character
- It starts at 12 o'clock and is cut off at 6 o'clock

All the circles are large enough for all the text to print around their

Really frustrated by this.

The problem with a closed circle is that you can't really tell where it starts. You can force its starting point by removing a (very) small segment (can be sub-pixel) from it with the path editor: add two very close points to the curve (Ctrl-click on the circle where you want the points) then remove the segment in between (Ctrl-Shift-click on segment).

When using text-along-path around a circle, you can position the produced path text using the Rotate tool (with Transform: path in the tool options) and rotate it around the center of the circle.

Otherwise I have a script that does the job slightly differently and give more options to position your text (and isn't affected by the aforementioned bug);

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