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RE: Text Rotation (oh NOT again)

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@sfgate.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 14:16:27 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <7E36FB0187D9D211B6710060979380A2992E14@caen.sfchron.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
It would be cool, but the along-a-curve part (which would
probably be better implemented as along-a-spline) would
require a huge chunk of code. Think about it: what would
that do to letter-shapes, kerning, etc?

I don't think angles are out of the question, however. It's a
pretty common effect.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent:	Thursday, July 29, 1999 8:26 AM
> To:	www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Text Rotation (oh NOT again)
> 
> Yeah I know I have a one-track mind about this, but it's something that I
> really want to see happen.  After looking at some old Dada posters I
> decided
> that it would not only be cool to be able to rotate text in a straight
> line
> along a given angle (something like: <div text-rotate="90" dir="left">),
> but
> also to be able to rotate text within a curve (which would be more like
> <div text-curve="circle" radius="6" placement="within">).
> So you could have text fall within a circle or an ellipse, or other
> curves,
> with a given radius (or distance to a focal point), and also have that
> text
> placed on the inside or the outside of the curve.
> For a graphic representation of what I'm talking about, please refer to
> http://www.peak.org/~dadaist/Art/poster.gif (it's about a 62KB image), a
> scanned copy of the poster for the 1923 play "The Bearded Heart."
> Comments on feasibility would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> -John
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