That piece on writing text on a curve is really
interesting =). I would still like to know if gimp can
write vertical text, like
Can anyone teach me, pls? =)
--- John Culleton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sunday 20 July 2003 10:20, Tom Williams wrote:
> > John Culleton wrote:
> > > On Friday 18 July 2003 12:17, charkee berekeke
> > > > fellow gimp users,
> > > > Can anyone teach me how to write text
> > > > vertically ( top to bottom ) ?
> > > >
> > > > TIA
> > > > charkee
> > >
> > > do you mean text rotated 90 degrees? Or do
> > > you mean text like
> > > T
> > > H
> > > I
> > > S
> > >
> > > The solution depends on answering the above
> first :<)
> > I would be interested in learning how to write
> text like
> > T
> > H
> > I
> > S
> > While, we're on the topic of text, are there any
> tutorials on
> > making text along an arc? The "curvebend" filter
> _almost_ does
> > what I want but not quite.
> > Thanks...
> > Peace...
> If that is what you want to do, and you don't need
> all the other tools
> of Gimp, then Context has a specialized manual that
> shows how to use
> Metapost to bend text around a circle, follow an s
> curve and so on.
> The manual is called Metafun and its file name is
> metafun-p.pdf for
> the print optimized version and metafun-s.pdf for
> the screen
> optimized verson.
> It is a different approach. You put commands in an
> ascii text file and
> then compile that file to get the picture. Here is a
> fragment of code
> that prints a string with the characters lying on
> their side:
> for i=1 upto n:
> pic[i] := pic[i]
> shifted (0,ypart -.5[ulcorner pic,llcorner
> pic]) ;
> endfor ;
> ...and this is only one of the macros required.
> This is not exactly paint by numbers easy! But
> graphics seldom is.
> The full set of code to print text around in a
> circle goes over 20
> However the examples in the manual are
> extraordinarily clear and it is
> easy to crib an example and substitute your own text
> or curve
> description or whatever.
> There are also examples for typesetting text
> contained within an
> obtuse graphic like a circle, a diamond, a half
> circle or whatever.
> John Culleton
> Able Typesetters and Indexers
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