I wan't create some LED-rope text, using some script font, like the following:
For this I need somewhat estimate the needed length of the LED-rope for the given letter (or combinations of letters).
Some more info:
- The font will be TTF or FT2.
- I could manage some programs in perl using the FreeType library, eg. read some properties of the character in the font-file - if this helps.
- Also could install Inkscape (Illustrator open-source alternative) or even could use Illustrator at my friend - if any of this tools could help.
Looking for some suggestions how to measure the length of paths in the given font for the particular character (or whole text).
I don't need exact precision, (see the purpose above) and looking for the solution as simple as possible, but I haven't any idea how even approach this problem. :(
Of course, I always could print the text and buy some inexpensive curve runner, but would be better to have some computer-based solution. :)
Ps: I'm not fully sure that this is the right place to ask such question, if not - I will delete it, but please suggest some better place.