A FreeBSD program that rotates text

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue May 26 20:26:52 UTC 2009

On Tue, 26 May 2009 14:48:21 -0500, Andrew Gould <andrewlylegould at gmail.com> wrote:
> Check out the Gimp tutorial regarding "text to path":
> http://gimp-tutorials.net/gimp-text-to-path-tutorial
> Does this meet your needs?

Yes, I think so. Thanks! I just have to figure out how to draw
circles 'n stuff. I've never used The Gimp for drawing before,
but it seems to be okay for this task. Seems that it's not
wrong to learn a bit Gimp.

By the way, I had a look at XFig - anyone knows this? Looks
and feels very professional, at least I found things quicker
than in Gimp. But XFig doesn't seem to be able to align Text
on a circle.

And Wojciech, because me fail math, doing it in LaTeX seems
to be too complicated right now. What I have is an image of
what will be in the center of the circle (needs to be clipped
against the circle perimeter, and maybe scaled). I've used
some google and found that there's a \cicle macro that can
draw circles d, position with put (x, y), but alignment of
text to the circle and rotating it seems to be a job - as
you suggested - for pre-calculated values, like doing a
put(position, rotate(character, degree)). 

Do [ Me continue Gimp() until fail; redo in \LaTeX{} then ];
until 1400 tomorrow. :-)

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