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Curved text issues

Aug 7, 2012, 15:46
Post: #1
Curved text issues
I am attempting to create curved text in GIMP. Here are the steps which I complete:
1. Create a curved path
2. Type the text
3. Click text to path

This all works fine, except that it doesn't give me all of the text along the path. For example, if the text is supposed to read "Church-wide Picnic," it will only give me "Church-wide Pi." I have no idea what is going on!

I have created the path all the way across the screen and made the text as small as possible, and it still does this. Please help!
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Aug 7, 2012, 19:06
Post: #2
RE: Curved text issues
I have attached the file as requested. Thanks!


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Aug 7, 2012, 20:57
Post: #3
RE: Curved text issues
The font I am using is called "Glasket," and can be downloaded at the following url:
http://www.dafont.com/glasket.font

I have tried to use other fonts, even the most basic, but have had no success. The cut is always at the "u," and I have no success dropping the "u." However, if I hit enter and drop "church" down to another line, it will work (only it doesn't look right because "church" is not in line the way we want it).

Also, I looked at the scripts that you posted, and while it looks cool, I have absolutely no idea what all of that means. "It's all Greek to me!"
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Aug 8, 2012, 18:09
Post: #4
RE: Curved text issues
I believe that the issue is a font issue. I tried a different route. Made a circle selection. Created a path from that selection. Created text and sent it to the path using a different font, and it worked. Tried it with the original font, and it didn't work. However, I found that by adjusting the spacing to be smaller it would work.

So I believe that it is strictly a font issue. Thanks for all of your time and effort!
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