[texhax] Curved text? (was: Diagonal text?)
Rodolfo Medina
rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 18:20:51 CET 2016
David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com> writes:
> On 3 February 2016 at 13:26, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was wondering if it would be possible and how to produce, in plain TeX,
>> some form of oblique, diagonal text, something like:
>>
>> p
>> l
>> a
>> i
>> n
>>
>> T
>> e
>> X
>>
>> X
>> e
>> T
>>
>> n
>> i
>> a
>> l
>> p
>>
>> X
>> e
>> T
>>
>> n
>> i
>> a
>> l
>> p
>>
>
> \long\def\x#1{\leavevmode
> \ifx\par#1\par
> \else
> \advance\dimen0 \dimen2
> \lower\dimen0\hbox{#1}%
> \expandafter
> \x
> \fi}
>
>
> \dimen2=5pt\x plain\ TeX
>
> \dimen2=-10pt\x plain\ TeX
>
>
> \bye
It would also be nice to have some forms of `curve' text, i.e. something like:
n
i T
a e
l X
p p
X l
e a
T i
n
Possible? I suppose so, but tricky...
Thanks for any idea,
Rodolfo
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