A FreeBSD program that rotates text

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Wed May 27 18:43:26 UTC 2009

On Tue 26 May 2009 at 12:35:38 PDT Polytropon wrote:
>Dear list,
>I'm searching for a FreeBSD based means to align text in
>a circle, adjusted like in a sigulum.
>I've tried to find an option in OpenOffice, but failed.
>Can anyone name me a program that can be used to do so?
>It can even be LaTeX, or a painting program that lets
>me construct a sigulum, like this:
>Text at the top should be adjustable with its bottom
>towards the inner of the circle, text at the circle's
>bottom hould be adjustable with the bottom to the outer
>perimeter of the circle so both text is "standing up".
>A pictural figure should be placable in the inner of
>the circle. Colours should be applyable.
>Final output can be everything: Image formats like
>PNG or JPG, PDF files, Postscript.
>Suggestions, anyone? =^_^=

Why not use Postscript (ghostscript) for this?  

I did a quick google for "postscript circular text" and this was the first hit:


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