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 Post subject: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:57 am  (#1) 
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The zipped folder contains the plugin and its associated joined-up fonts.
Download and install the plugin to your plugin folder. Install the fonts into your gimp fonts folder.
The filter can be accessed from Filters>>TextFX>>Joined-Up Text...

There are two new features in this update which allows you to use other, normal fonts with the filter and to repeat text along a path.
Here is a very quick example with both types of fonts:

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Here is an example of using the repeating option along a spiral path - again with both types of fonts:

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The repeat fits as much text as it can along the path - without distributing the letters evenly with packing spaces. I may add this at a later date.
I have added a visual indicator to show that the filter is busy computing the transformed text even though the dialog box may indicate that the filter is not responding. Long paths can take some time to finish: This spiral path with my joined-up font took over 7 minutes to complete on my machine.

Here are the links to solutions for using long dialog boxes, like this, with python plugins:

Link to post detailing JAZZON's solutions for scrolling py script user interface. Post #1:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13714

and a link to Bytes and Pixels solution via Rod. Post #10:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14502&p=200197&hilit=scroll+python+interface#p200197

Some filter dialog options have changed or been added (red highlight boxes shown in the dialog box image).

The Font option is now the standard Gimp font selection tool.
To repeat text along a path set that option to Yes.
The path compensation option has been altered to default to no compensation. It can be set for joined-up fonts in both repeated and non-repeated mode. I have disabled it with normal fonts in repeated mode.

I have altered the wording for some options (blue highlight boxes shown in the dialog box image).

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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:58 am  (#2) 
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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:08 am  (#3) 
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Wow, this version sounds like a real beauty. I will try it out as soon as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:14 pm  (#4) 
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I need Help

I can not get down to the " OK " Button.
And I have the new " script-fu.exe " file in my Plug-Ins folder.

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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:46 pm  (#5) 
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Doronf2:
You need to follow the links above to solve your problem - choose the solution you like best, either the one suggested by Jazzon or the Bytes & Pixels solution, so that you can scroll down to the bottom of the dialog to the OK button.

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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:10 pm  (#6) 
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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:27 am  (#7) 
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Thankyou Skinnyhouse, your hard work is much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:34 am  (#8) 
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Wow; that's just plain awesome, Skinnyhouse. Wish I was more a font guy; many here are and I know they are appreciative. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:57 pm  (#9) 
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I like this effect :) :) :)

I add 1 Photo with the effect.

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 Post subject: Re: Update to Joined-up Text filter: now Version 2.09
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:18 pm  (#10) 
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Doronf2:
Glad you got down to the OK button. Monster craft btw.

Pat625:
Way to go.

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