On Fri, 7 May 2004, Artemio wrote:
> Nope, but that's been a very popular feature request.
So is it planned for some next release?
Well, unfortunately the text system in general needs a huge amount of
underlying work to make it more powerful and better able to support
features like this. In addition to text-on-a-path there's a number of
other bugs and features hung up by this.
So the plan is that the underlying text system needs massive rework to
give us something much more powerful and much easier to extend.
The first step in this process that we've chosen is to replace the
underlying custom text rendering architecture, libnrtype, with a more
standard one called Pango, which will give us a modularly extensible
system with very strong internationalization support (which we have
noticed is very important to the Inkscape community). I wrote a page
describing this change in more detail in wiki, if you're curious:
I am hopeful that once this change is done, it will be more evident what
will need to be done to improve the higher levels of text system
That said, I'm sure if someone really had an itch to implement text on a
path, this can probably be worked out in parallel to the above work, but
for the current developers the plan is to get Pango in there first, and
see where that puts us.
>Currently there is no way to achieve that, except using very
> (individually placing letters...)
Yes, this works ;-)