I was wondering how you'd do x/y calculation for letters/words,
after testing I see it is indeed very approximate and letters/words
shift a lot. This is not your fault - it is perhaps impossible to do
this properly in an extension,
Indeed. If <svg:text> had width/height, I could set the correct
position with these properties. Without it, I had to calculate
position by font-size, which is not very accurate because of the
variant glyphs sizes. I could calculate by glyph too, but it wouldn't
be a good solution.
though it can be done in the core of
Inkscape without any limitations (i.e. for any kind of flowed text).
So, unless someone is going to code a core command for this shortly
(you can ask me how to do this if interested), I'm for including this
extension as a temprary measure. At least for line splitting it works
Well, I've programmed in C for a while, but I think I can take a look :-)
Karlisson M. Bezerra