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How do i easily convert a text curve object into separated character objects?

separate chars

The characters should stay in place but the origin should be changed to a more convenient location, like a combination of top/middle/bottom and left, center, right

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Even using python scripting this is quite difficult because after converting the information about the relations between the characters and their splines seem to be lost.

I.e. the character i consists of two parts and the characters a, e are defined by two splines.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure it's clear what you are asking for. Do you just want each letter to be a separate curve object with individual origins? $\endgroup$ – Todd McIntosh Jul 24 '15 at 21:27
  • $\begingroup$ Select all, press P and select By Loose Parts? $\endgroup$ – Denis Jul 24 '15 at 21:35
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    $\begingroup$ @Denis in case of i it will separate the dot from the letter $\endgroup$ – Chebhou Jul 24 '15 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ Good point, but it's still your best option. You can join the i base and the dot back after separating it. Otherwise, you would need to let a script create every letter individually, but positioning them correct will be tough (requires font kerning information - unless you are fine with a brute-force approach, i.e. identical spacing between every letter). $\endgroup$ – CoDEmanX Jul 25 '15 at 14:38

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