[reportlab-users] Curving Text
gherman at darwin.in-berlin.de
Fri Jan 16 13:42:12 EST 2009
> I’m working on a form that needs a logo watermarked in the
> background. I’m doing ok with recreating all the pieces except the
> test. The logo is circular and has text that flows around the edge
> of the circle.
> How would you recommend addressing this curved text in Reportlab?
a long time ago I wrote a module for doing exactly that, but only
using circles and no other curves and not strictly in a way that
would make typographers happy (meaning I placed single characters
along a circle. You can see some samples on my old site .
I'm willing to release this now, but since there is nothing like
a plugin mechanism for external RL components, I'm not sure how to
package that, such that it could be easily installed (not necessa-
rily easy_installed). In any ase I can send you the pre-release
code under GPL, if you really need it.
You might also want to try importing a SVG graphic using my
svglib , but be warned that text placement might not be its
> Is there a way to import an image file to use as a background?
Yes, but RL will charge you a few thousend bucks for importing
a PDF background. I can do it as well with a seperate module, but
haven't finalised the code, and haven't decided on the license, yet.
Make your choice...
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