Improve "Text along a path"
Submitted by wes..@..is.edu
I am rather surprised not to be able to find a bug report on this topic, since it has often been discussed in #gimp and elsewhere. I have worked out a very basic implementation of it, which I present here more for discussion than anything else: it is far from being a finished product. The approach I took is to write a function "gimp_vectors_warp_vectors()" that essentially does "path along a path" -- that is, it warps one path to follow the trajectory of a second path. Text along a path is done by first converting the text into a path.
For UI, I added a button to the text tool options. A better approach would be either to use a plug-in, or to have an "Along Path" checkbutton in the text tool options. For the moment, I just wanted to create the simplest possible interface that would produce a viewable result.
What should I do to improve it?
Version: git master