A FreeBSD program that rotates text

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed May 27 06:50:35 UTC 2009

On Wed, 27 May 2009 07:13:00 +0100, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
> Inkscape.
> Cut'n'paste this into 'file.svg' and view it either in firefox or Inkscape.
> Took about two minutes to produce...

In pure XML, or using Inkscape?

The XML is quite easy to read, I think it's even possible to
write drawings in XML. :-)

I have to admit that I've got NO CLUE about Inkscape, even drawing
concentric circles is problematic. Don't get me wrong, Inkscape
seems to be a great program, but SIMPLE things don't seem to be
its strengths. Of course, it's a vector based drawing program.

The video tutorial was quite easy to follow, but I had massive
problems creating two concentric circles - hard when you can
only have filled circles (circular areas) without a border
(which is the "real circle").

So I miss things like:
	- draw first circle with line thickness of 10 px
	- draw second (concentric) circle with line thickness of 10 px
	- align text between these circles (upper, lower, each
	  centered to Y axis of circles); use outlined letters
	  for the text (shapes)
	- put a picture into the middle and cut it off where it
	  hits the inner circle.
	- take some "bucket fill" and fill the "circle ring" blue,
	  the inner of the text keeps white, while the letters'
	  outline is black, and put some color into the figure in
	  the middle (flood fill method).
Similar to the sigulum of the university. None of the stuff is
really vector based.

Another examples:

If I could only draw the letters more precisely, I'm sure I would
be done doing everything by hand. :-)

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, or I'm just too plain stupid.
Can such an easy task really be that complicated?

If this damn job wouldn't have to be done until today's afternoon
(yes, I know, stupid), I would really take more time to learn
inkscape, but I think I'll have to go the fastest way, and maybe
this is using transparent paper, pens and colour... :-(

Anyway, thanks for your XML, I can really learn much from it.
I'll try until 11:00, and do "manually" because it's needed by
the customer until 13:00 URGENTLY.

Thanks for your patience with me, I know that I'm too stupid
to own a computer. =^_^=

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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