Thanks very much for your response and let me just say that I love
Inkscape, well done everyone.
On Fri, 2004-05-07 at 10:42, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Fri, 7 May 2004, Artemio wrote:
> > Hello there!
> > You wrote:
> > > Nope, but that's been a very popular feature request.
> > So is it planned for some next release?
> Well, unfortunately the text system in general needs a huge amount of
> underlying work to make it more powerful and better able to support
> features like this. In addition to text-on-a-path there's a number of
> other bugs and features hung up by this.
> So the plan is that the underlying text system needs massive rework to
> give us something much more powerful and much easier to extend.
> The first step in this process that we've chosen is to replace the
> underlying custom text rendering architecture, libnrtype, with a more
> standard one called Pango, which will give us a modularly extensible
> system with very strong internationalization support (which we have
> noticed is very important to the Inkscape community). I wrote a page
> describing this change in more detail in wiki, if you're curious:
> I am hopeful that once this change is done, it will be more evident what
> will need to be done to improve the higher levels of text system
> That said, I'm sure if someone really had an itch to implement text on a
> path, this can probably be worked out in parallel to the above work, but
> for the current developers the plan is to get Pango in there first, and
> see where that puts us.
> > >Currently there is no way to achieve that, except using very manual methods
> > > (individually placing letters...)
> > Yes, this works ;-)
> > Good luck!
> > Artemio.
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