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Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question Peter L. Hurd 21 Mar 19:30
  Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question Carol Spears 21 Mar 20:17
  Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question Sven Neumann 21 Mar 22:41
  Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question Geoffrey 22 Mar 00:42
   Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question Geoffrey 22 Mar 01:07
   Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question John Culleton 23 Mar 04:10
  Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question GeorgeLaz 16 Jun 16:51
Peter L. Hurd
2004-03-21 19:30:20 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question

Hey All,

I want to put text in a circle, but with the top and bottom halves of the circle both reading from left to right. The top half is easy to do with the Xtns -> Script-Fu -> Logos -> Text Circle and a 180 degree arc of text, so far so good.

The bottom half is more problematic, since the focus of the arc of text has to be above, rather than below the text. In a perfect world I'd just set a negative value for radius...

I'm getting the creepy feeling Text Circle can't do what I need, any ideas?

Cheers,
-P.

Carol Spears
2004-03-21 20:17:51 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question

On Sun, Mar 21, 2004 at 11:30:20AM -0700, Peter L. Hurd wrote:

Hey All,

I want to put text in a circle, but with the top and bottom halves of the circle both reading from left to right. The top half is easy to do with the Xtns -> Script-Fu -> Logos -> Text Circle and a 180 degree arc of text, so far so good.

The bottom half is more problematic, since the focus of the arc of text has to be above, rather than below the text. In a perfect world I'd just set a negative value for radius...

I'm getting the creepy feeling Text Circle can't do what I need, any ideas?

i did stuff like this with LaTeX. i will look to see if the old web site is there soon (with the .tex files on it).

carol

Sven Neumann
2004-03-21 22:41:29 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question

Hi,

"Peter L. Hurd" writes:

I want to put text in a circle, but with the top and bottom halves of the circle both reading from left to right. The top half is easy to do with the Xtns -> Script-Fu -> Logos -> Text Circle and a 180 degree arc of text, so far so good.

The bottom half is more problematic, since the focus of the arc of text has to be above, rather than below the text. In a perfect world I'd just set a negative value for radius...

I'm getting the creepy feeling Text Circle can't do what I need, any ideas?

You could try to modify the script. Allowing a negative radius seems like good idea. Or perhaps a boolean value represented with a toggle would be more intuitive.

In case you or someone else gets this working, it would be nice to see the changed script being posted here. We might want to include the change in the script shipped with The GIMP.

Sven

Geoffrey
2004-03-22 00:42:27 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question

Peter L. Hurd wrote:

Hey All,

I want to put text in a circle, but with the top and bottom halves of the circle both reading from left to right. The top half is easy to do with the Xtns -> Script-Fu -> Logos -> Text Circle and a 180 degree arc of text, so far so good.

The bottom half is more problematic, since the focus of the arc of text has to be above, rather than below the text. In a perfect world I'd just set a negative value for radius...

I'm getting the creepy feeling Text Circle can't do what I need, any ideas?

Can't you use the flip layer option to properly orient the text so that you can create the bottom part of the circle the same way you created the top, then flip it.

Cheers, -P.

Geoffrey
2004-03-22 01:07:06 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question

Geoffrey wrote:

Peter L. Hurd wrote:

Hey All,

I want to put text in a circle, but with the top and bottom halves of the circle both reading from left to right. The top half is easy to do with the Xtns -> Script-Fu -> Logos -> Text Circle and a 180 degree arc of text, so far so good.

The bottom half is more problematic, since the focus of the arc of text has to be above, rather than below the text. In a perfect world I'd just set a negative value for radius...

I'm getting the creepy feeling Text Circle can't do what I need, any ideas?

Can't you use the flip layer option to properly orient the text so that you can create the bottom part of the circle the same way you created the top, then flip it.

My bad, I didn't check out the way you were doing it, you don't have an option to work with the image prior to the text circle option.

John Culleton
2004-03-23 04:10:26 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question

On Sunday 21 March 2004 06:42 pm, Geoffrey wrote:

Peter L. Hurd wrote:

Hey All,

I want to put text in a circle, but with the top and bottom halves of the circle both reading from left to right. The top half is easy to do with the Xtns -> Script-Fu -> Logos -> Text Circle and a 180 degree arc of text, so far so good.

The bottom half is more problematic, since the focus of the arc of text has to be above, rather than below the text. In a perfect world I'd just set a negative value for radius...

I'm getting the creepy feeling Text Circle can't do what I need, any ideas?

Can't you use the flip layer option to properly orient the text so that you can create the bottom part of the circle the same way you created the top, then flip it.

Cheers, -P.

Someone mentioned LaTeX. The Context version of TeX has an interface to metapost called metafun that does some fancy things in text in circles. There is a very complete manual with lots of examples,including one of a CDR label with text in a circle. Possibly that could be used as a starting point, then imported into Gimp for refinement.

2021-06-16 16:51:53 UTC (4 months ago)
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Script-Fu/Logos/Text Circle question

I'm a little late to the party, but I have a solution!

I was fighting with it and looking for solutions for a day, then I stumbled on the answer on my own:

You just need to use a NEGATIVE value in the Fill Angle field and it actually does what you want it to do!

I hope that helps anyone else out there that may be trying to do the same thing.

-George

Hey All,

I want to put text in a circle, but with the top and bottom halves of the circle both reading from left to right. The top half is easy to do
with the Xtns -> Script-Fu -> Logos -> Text Circle and a 180 degree arc
of text, so far so good.

The bottom half is more problematic, since the focus of the arc of text
has to be above, rather than below the text. In a perfect world I'd just set a negative value for radius...

I'm getting the creepy feeling Text Circle can't do what I need, any ideas?

Cheers,
-P.