[NTG-context] followtext, lmt_followtext and an offset of the glyphs typeset along the path

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Fri May 1 17:10:27 CEST 2020

> Am 01.05.2020 um 10:26 schrieb Gerben Wierda <gerben.wierda at rna.nl>:
> I have been looking at lmt_followtext and followtext to get typesetting done along a path. That works fine, except that in my case, I need the text to not be exactly on that path, I need it to hover slightly above tor below he path. Given that the path may have an unpredictable form, that means that all the glyphs need to be shifted a bit, there is no generic transfrom of the entire text string that will work,

Can’t you duplicate and shift the path, i.e. keep the original visible and make the copy that carries the text invisible? That’s what I would do in a graphical application, but I would be surprised if MP wouldn’t know a transformation for this purpose.

Best, Hraban

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